Is there a more glorious celebration of music?
"Certainly I knew of Bethlehem before I came here. Bethlehem is known the whole country over for its music. I do not flatter you. Bethlehem and Bach belong together."
~ Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink, German contralto, 1910
From Bach in Bethlehem A musical tradition,
by Kenneth L. Houck 1979
Second Tuesdays 12:10 - 1 pm
and no need for a reservation.
St. John's Lutheran Church, Allentown
2017 - June 13, July 11, August 8
Central Moravian Church, 73 West Church Street
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4 pm
2017 - September 12, October 10, November 14
2018 - January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10
Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA
6pm Benefactor cocktails, dinner & auction at Saucon Valley Country Club
Bach's own choir from Leipzig, Germany will make one of their U.S. appearances this year in Bethlehem! An extraordinary event you won't want to miss.
with Bel Canto Children's Chorus and other repertoire
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8 pm
First Presbyterian Chruch, Allentown, PA
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem, PA
- re-staged to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the film release
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3 pm
Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Based on historical fact, Mr. Bach Comes to Call is pure family entertainment that features more than twenty excerpts of Bach's best-loved works beautifully performed by The Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra.
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm
State Theatre, Easton PA
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA
William Walton Coronation Te Deum
J.S. Bach Cantata 118
Morten Lauridsen Mid-Winter Songs
John Rutter Gloria
May 11 - 12 & May 18 - 19, 2018
Lehigh University and Historic Downtown Bethlehem
The 111th 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.