The Bach Choir of Bethlehem is grateful for the support of our business and corporate sponsors, who are among the most valued and respected organizations in our area, as well as the support of foundations and government agencies. Join us and you can have an impact on a diverse audience of more than 20,000 people in our region and beyond.
Thank You to our 2017-2018 Partners and Sponsors!
Why Support The Bach Choir?
As a Bach Choir sponsor, you will:
- Be affiliated with an organization recognized locally and nationally for musical excellence and innovation in musical enrichment and education
- Make connections with people who appreciate your support and will become aware of your business
- Partner with a respected non-profit institution with a reputation for careful stewardship
- Be recognized publically for your commitment to the arts, culture and quality of life that our region is known for
- Facilitate our ability to provide concerts and programs to a broad audience at a reasonable cost
- Help to advance and sustain the arts and the economy in our region
- Enhance and enrich the lives of countless people of all ages
- Ensure appreciation for the music and culture of The Bach Choir for a new generation
* As is true for most live productions, our ticket revenue covers only a portion of the individual cost of each production. Through Business Partner ticket support, some programs or concerts may be offered to the public for free or at a reduced rate for people with limited income.
Becoming an Organizational Partner
Please consider one or more of these options for your company to offer financial or in-kind support to The Bach Choir of Bethlehem:
PROGRAM & OPERATING SUPPORT:
- Underwrite one of our concerts
- Underwrite one of our educational outreach programs
- Provide funding to cover free tickets for distribution to students or seniors
- Provide general operating support
Identify our Bach to School program to receive your EITC funds.
SERVICE / MATERIALS:
Provide in-kind goods or services to The Bach Choir.
EMPLOYEE DONATION MATCH:
Promote and match employee donations to The Bach Choir.
Advertise your business in our concert / event programs. Concert underwriters receive ads in our concert programs.
Benefits of Organizational Support
Organizational support opportunities can be tailored to fit your requirements.
Benefits of Corporate Sponsorship vary by support level but generally include:
- Recognition in marketing materials, programs and on our website
- Advertisements appearing in selected programs
- Free and/or discounted tickets to selected events for your employees, vendors or associates
- Reserved seats, based on availability
- Invitations to special events
- More (Click the button below to see a full list of sponsorship benefits)
—Carroll Neubauer, B. Braun
"The Bach Choir is truly a wonderful organization committed to preserving the rich history of baroque music for multiple generations to experience and enjoy. B. Braun is proud to sponsor this year’s Gala, which features the German boys choir. The Bach Choir is not only a regional asset in our community but a national treasure as well."
—Bill Kreitz, HMK Insurance President
“The Bach Choir is one of the Lehigh Valley’s cultural gems. The season includes free concerts, a Bach Festival, and extraordinary concerts throughout the year. There’s something for everyone.”
—Bruce Haines, Hotel Bethlehem
“We value our partnership with our historic neighbor’s from the Bach Choir and appreciate their continuing contributions to the cultural heritage of Bethlehem.”
—Charlie Walter, Janney
“We firmly believe that by supporting the Bach Choir of Bethlehem we are providing opportunities for others to experience the wonder and joy of our locally based national treasure."
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
Corporate Sponsorship enables us to continue delivering our programs at either no –cost or at reasonable ticket prices to our community. Please consider the following programming as you consider sponsorship. We’d be happy to tell you more and answer any questions you have.
A gift of Music and Spiritual Refreshment and Enrichment
Second Tuesdays 12:10 – 1:00 PM
SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL
Free noon-time concerts held at Central Moravian Church in Historic Downtown Bethlehem. These concerts are open to the general public and usually attract capacity crowds of about 900 people for each concert. Greg Funfgeld, Artistic Director, introduces the music performed by members of The Bach Choir, Bach Festival Orchestra and guest soloists with an informal talk.
A gift of Music and Spiritual Refreshment and Enrichment
Second Tuesdays 12:10 – 1:00 PM
JUNE, JULY, AUGUST
We are pleased to provide the Bach at Noon concert series every summer in Center City Allentown
Anticipated attendance of about 650 people at each concert.
Each year, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem brings this special enrichment and music and cultural educational program to nearly 5,000 elementary and middle school students in local and regional schools. This program is provided at no expense to the schools or the students.
Bach to School is an EITC approved program!
Help us continue the Bach Choir’s legacy of musical excellent and youth outreach by supporting our state approved Bach to School program, which we present to thousands of area students each year. This program is supported by corporate contributions through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).
Businesses of any size can apply for EITC credits through a simple, online process. Applications for businesses being accepts on July 1st of each year for each fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) and credits are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. To determine your eligibility, you and your tax professional can access a copy of the guidelines and application at www.NewPA.com/eitc.
Businesses can donate to The Bach Choir of Bethlehem through the program and receive tax credits equal to 75 percent of the contribution if the business agrees to provide the same among for two consecutive tax tears. Sign up today. And help The Bach Choir to a new generation!
EITC gifts can be mailed to the attention of:
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem
440 Heckewelder Place
Bethlehem PA 18018
Or call: 610-866-4382 x113 for more information.
If your company qualifies for EITC credits, please consider supporting our Bach to School youth education and enrichment program!
ALLENTOWN AND BETHLEHEM
Concerts featuring seasonal music performed at two locations in December. A cherished tradition by hundreds of families!
Attendance of more than 600 people at each concert.
Since 2000, the annual Family Concert has introduced the music of Bach in imaginative programs including dance, theater, poetry, opera, visual arts and participation by young artists. This concert has a broad appeal to people of all ages. Attendance of over 500 people.
A concert featuring music of The Choir, The Bach Orchestra, and selected guest soloists, in celebration of the spring. Attendance of over 500 people.
This annual nationally recognized festival attracts nearly 5,000 people to Bethlehem over the first two weekends in May each year. There are 16 Festival events, including concerts, lectures, classes and social events to attend. Many people return yearly and stay for an entire weekend, attending multiple events.
Festival has been the core of The Bach Choir’s concert season for more than 100 years and attracts people from across the United States and beyond. The cornerstone of the Festival is the highly acclaimed performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor.
HMK Insurance…Building on a Century-Old Tradition of Trust
LIKE THE BACH CHOIR OF BETHLEHEM, Hampson Mowrer Kreitz Insurance has established a solid reputation for its commitment to excellence and its focus on fostering long lasting relationships. The agency traces its roots in Bethlehem to 1914 when Arthur Hampson established The A.B. Hampson Agency, which specialized in fire, casualty and life insurance. Gordon Mowrer joined the agency in the late 1950s and expanded its scope to include personal and commercial lines of business. In 1973, William Kreitz joined the agency, where he was one of eight employees.
Bill became president in 1994, when the name changed to Hampson Mowrer Kreitz Insurance, and has been with the agency for four decades. He attributes the company’s success to the guiding principles of commitment to its customers, employees, and the community in which they live. Today, HMK is the largest locally owned independent insurance agency in the Lehigh Valley, providing insurance and employee benefits to nearly 6,000 companies and individuals. The agency employs 52 people, 11 of whom are owners of the business.
A Bach Choir supporter encouraged the agency to consider sponsorship opportunities with The Choir, seeing that we were aligned in our mutual commitment to excellence, building on our past, and giving back to our community. HMK has proudly supported The Choir for more than a decade, focusing particularly on Bach at Noon.
Bill Kreitz notes, “The Bach Choir is one of the Lehigh Valley’s cultural gems. The season includes free concerts, a Bach Festival, and extraordinary concerts throughout the year. There’s something for everyone.”
In 2014, HMK celebrated its 100th anniversary, receiving the Milestone Award from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and was also recognized by The Morning Call with a Top Work Places Award. True to its culture, HMK celebrated its anniversary by providing more than 500 volunteer hours of service over a little more than a week to complete the exterior construction of a new home for a local family. Individually, HMK employees can be found volunteering with numerous community organizations.
We are proud to count HMK Insurance among our valued corporate partners who share our commitment to building on the strong foundation of the past while looking forward to the future.