2016-2017 Season & 110th Bach Festival

Calling all Festival fans! We need your help!

Send us a note about your favorite memories, or the reasons you attend the Festival, or the many ways the music of Bach and other composers has resonated in your life....

Our beloved Bethlehem Bach Festival has become an annual tradition for so many. As we enjoy our 110th Festival this year, we invite you to email Cheryl Dungan, Development Officer, to share your fond remembrances! Together, we can preserve and offer this beautiful music for generations to come.

We'd love to share your quotes, stories and memories with our community, and encourage others to discover the beauty of Bach's music and majesty. Please submit your stories by April 7, 2017 to help us celebrate our spectacular 110th!

Bach at Noon

Second Tuesdays 12:10 - 1 pm
Free Admission
and no need for a reservation.

Central Moravian Church, 73 West Church Street
2016 - September 13, October 11, November 8
2017 - January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11

St. John's Lutheran Church, Allentown
June 13, July 11, August 8

Gala Concert - Roomful of Teeth

Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 4 pm
Foy Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
6pm Benefactor cocktails, dinner & auction at Historic
Hotel Bethlehem
Grammy Award-winning Roomful of Teeth is dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Featuring founding member and Bach Choir soloist Dashon Burton.

Christmas Concerts -
Christmas Oratorio Parts 4, 5 & 6

WWFM.org will broadcast The Bach Choir's performance of Christmas Oratorio, Parts 4, 5 and 6
on Christmas Eve at 8 pm

Check their website for local signals or listen online at WWFM.org.

Family Concert - The Nightingale
with Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3 pm
Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairytale set in 17th century Germany with puppetry and movement by Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre and live music by The Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra.

Spring Concert - Leonard Bernstein - Mass

Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 4 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, PA
Bernstein's epic Mass will be performed in the Concert Version and will feature the Bel Canto Children's Chorus of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem performing with The Bach Choir and distinguished soloists. Program also includes J.S. Bach's Jesu Meine Freude.

110th Bethlehem Bach Festival
The Heart of Our Season

May 12 - 13 & May 19 - 20, 2017
Lehigh University and Historic Downtown Bethlehem
The 110th Festival builds on glorious tradition, offering spirited performances and intimate conversations with soloists and guest lecturers, along with festival premieres, culminating in Saturday performances of Bach's magnificent Mass in B Minor.