111th Bethlehem Bach Festival

May 11-12, 2018
May 18-19, 2018

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Historic Downtown Bethlehem, Moravian Community

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PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for our 111th Bethlehem Bach Festival will go on sale in July, 2017. Please watch your mail and your email for updates on our performances, soloists and the special events we're planning as we celebrate the 120th birthday of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and the 35th anniversary of conductor and artistic director, Greg Funfgeld!

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 was our distinct pleasure to welcome so many of you to Bethlehem in May! Thank you for your enthusiasm, your ongoing support and for sharing the inspiring and uplifting music of J.S. Bach with us.
Our 111th Festival in 2018 will be every bit as glorious - please make your plans - and your reservations! - now and be part of this community, sharing your passion for Bach and the joy, comfort and peace it offers all of us.

Greg Funfgeld and Charlotte Mattax

Incarnation of Our Lord Church: Bach at 4
617 Pierce Street, Bethlehem


Chamber Music in the Saal

Our musicians performing in the unique Moravian Museum Saal
66 West Church Street, Bethlehem


Festival Crowd

Enjoying the Festival's atmosphere near Packer Memorial Church
36 University Drive, Bethlehem

We'll see you in Bethlehem!

Out of town guests, please note!
Please make your reservations to stay in Bethlehem as soon as possible; hotel rooms are in great demand during the month of May. The Stay and Dine in Bethlehem link on this page lists a variety of hotels, all convenient to our Festival venues. Be sure to mention The Bethlehem Bach Festival when reserving your room to take advantage of special rates offered by some hotels.







The 111th Bethlehem Bach Festival
May 11 and 12, 18 and 19

Coffeehouses, Cantatas and our 10th anniversary performance of "Mr. Bach Comes to Call" --
attend these performances, and many more...
at The 111th Bethlehem Bach Festival

We invite you to explore the events and our full repertoire this year; perhaps also attend a few for the first time! As you review the schedule, you’ll see that some events run simultaneously; some take place on one weekend only. Visiting the Festival on both weekends and you can attend every event and every performance - a dream-come-true experience for everyone who is inspired and touched by the music of J.S. Bach.
Festival wide shot

The Bach Choir and The Bach Festival Orchestra performing the glorious Mass in B Minor Packer Memorial Church

A glorious tradition treasured by thousands of people from throughout the United States and beyond since the American premiere of Bach's monumental Mass at the first Bethlehem Bach Festival in 1900.

Greg Funfgeld and Charlotte Mattax

Artistic Director and conductor Greg Funfgeld at Zimmerman's Coffee House

Coming soon!

All 2018 Festival information will be updated and tickets will be on sale in July, 2017.
Please check back with us and click here for summaries, details and ticket information for the entire Festival. Select the performances or events you wish to attend and then click on our “Order Now” button or call our office to place your order.
Please note:
• All Festival tickets will be mailed in March, 2018
• The following venues offer general admission seating: Incarnation of Our Lord Church, Zoellner Arts Center, Peter Hall
• Assigned seating in Packer Memorial Church:
- Guarantor seating reserved according to Guarantor number
- All other seating assigned according to purchase date

Transportation in and around Bethlehem

Call Bach Choir Sponsor Corporate Limousine should you need local car service while attending The Bach Festival. Whether you arrive by bus or by plane, they will meet you and get you to our performances on time! 610-820-5000 Corporatelimousine.com