Educational outreach is a cornerstone of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. The Choir has been recognized nationally and internationally for the outstanding achievements in sharing the music and passion of J.S. Bach with a wide and diverse audience.
These efforts include programs to engage school-aged children and adults at Bach to School, Bach at Noon, the Family Concert, and our Distinguished Scholar lecture - as well as encouraging and training future singers in the Choral Scholar program.
The Choir is also excited to begin digitizing our archival holdings, in the online Archives, detailing the rich and interesting history of the choir since its founding in 1898.
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem has announced that it is entering into an historic new partnership with The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus, as part of The Bach Choir’s continuing mission to expand its educational arm. With the administrative, operational, and artistic support of The Bach Choir, the Bel Canto Children’s Chorus is moving to Lehigh Valley, PA and will now be known as The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. Bel Canto’s administration is now located with The Bach Choir at Heckewelder House in Bethlehem. This new collaboration offers promising programming possibilities for both ensembles and a shared commitment to finding new ways to live the mission of life-long involvement in the choral art.
Bel Canto Children's Chorus of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, directed by Dr. Joy Hirokawa