May 11-12 & May 18-19, 2018
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for our 111th Bethlehem Bach Festival are available online (click the “Tickets” link above or the BUY TICKETS button below) or via phone or mail orders.
Welcome to our 111th Bethlehem Bach Festival! As we celebrate the 120th birthday of The Choir, we’re delighted to have you join us for the heart of our season: The Bethlehem Bach Festival. Revel in the glorious music and take with you the joy, comfort, inspiration and peace that the music of Bach offers.
Our largest event of the year takes place in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on the campus of Lehigh University and on the historic grounds of the Moravian community. Glorious tradition, spirited performances, festival premieres…music for you. It’s our distinct pleasure to welcome so many of you to Bethlehem every year!
Our 111th Bethlehem Bach Festival in 2018 will be a glorious celebration of milestones. Please make your plans – and your reservations! – now and be part of this community, sharing your passion for Bach and celebrating this uplifting season.
“It’s not only the history of the Festival but the personal history that so many of the performers and members of the audience have with it that gives the weekend a very wonderful and sentimental atmosphere.”
— Karen B., longtime Festival attendee
Artist-in-Residence — She-e Wu, Marimba
We are thrilled to welcome our artist-in-residence, She-e Wu. Ms. Wu has appeared as a solo artist at the 25th, 27th and 30th Percussive Arts Society International Convention and at other premiere concerts including Journées de la Percussion in France; Bach Symposium/Bach Variation Festival in Lincoln Center; International Percussion Festival in Puerto Rico, Festival Internacional de Percusion “Ritmo Vital 2001” in Spain; Fukui Marimba Seminar in Japan; Giornate della Percussione in Italy; Percussion Festival in Greece; and Taipei International Percussion Convention.
She has performed with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall and recently appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra performing Imaginary Day – Duo Percussion Concerto with Chris Deviney by Pat Metheny. In addition to performing and recording, she teaches master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. She has commissioned and composed many works and serves as a jury member for worldwide competitions.
First Weekend (May 11 & 12)
Join us for the opening weekend of our 111th Bethlehem Bach Festival! Please click on the events below for complete concert repertoire.
Second Weekend (May 18 & 19)
Our 111th Bethlehem Bach Festival continues — join us for the second weekend of music and friendship! Please click on the events below for complete concert repertoire.