Mention in the Washington Examiner of our concertmaster’s latest project in Washington DC. Bach audiences in Bethlehem regularly enjoy Liz’s playing on modern violin, and will have the opportunity to hear her baroque instrument at the Zimmerman’s Coffee House concert at this year’s Festival in May (back by popular demand!).
[slideshow]We’ve very recently celebrated two milestones at the start of our new season: last night The Choir gathered for our first rehearsal, and this afternoon we celebrated our 40th Bach at Noon (that verb is intentional – it was quite a musical celebration)! Shortly after 7:00 pm, last night, choir members began arriving and formed… Continue Reading »
“This great man (J. S. Bach)…would be the admiration of whole nations…if he had more amenity, if he did not take away the natural element in his pieces by giving them a turgid and confused style, and if he did not darken their beauty by an excess of art.” So wrote one of Bach’s contemporaries,… Continue Reading »
A post discussing our upcoming Fall Concert is forthcoming, but I wanted to alert listeners to the season opener of the New York Philharmonic. On the program is Wynton Marsalis’ long-awaited Swing Symphony, the tone poem, Don Juan, by Richard Strauss, and finally, of particular interest to the Bach Choir family, Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphoses… Continue Reading »