Farewell to Summer!

It was a busy summer in Bachville  – we offered three Bach at Noons in Allentown, decamped to upstate New York for a wonderful benefit at the Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, and kicked off the 2017-2018 season in Bethlehem with Bach at Noon this past Tuesday (not to mention the myriad planning meetings and legwork to prepare for the new season).  Auditions for The Choir are ongoing this weekend and the first rehearsal with the full ensemble is this coming Monday. Whew!  A quick recap of the summer’s events follows. Continue Reading »

110.2 Wrap-Up

I am writing my wrap-up of the second weekend of Festival before it’s officially over because I tarried too long, and didn’t secure our tickets for Zimmerman’s Coffee House before it sold out.  Dear reader, it’s probably for the best – I’m beat.  For Choir members, there’s what some affectionally call “Hell Week,” for some singers,… Continue Reading »

110.1 Wrap-Up

Time flies when you’re having fun!  The first weekend of the 110th Bethlehem Bach Festival is in the can, and it’s hard to believe how swiftly the two-day total immersion in Bach passed.  Here are some highlights from both sides of the stage. Distinguished Scholar Lecture with Dr. George Stauffer I have a few of… Continue Reading »