Monthly Archives: May 2012

Festival Wrap-Up

The second weekend of the Festival was a grand success!  There were so many highlights to observe: from Suzuki violin students playing a prelude to the Friday evening concert (bathed in the beautiful glow of a stunning sunset), to the arch virtuosity of Eliot Fisk and the Bach Festival Orchestra;  a packed Packer Memorial Church… Continue Reading »

Festival Update

All is at the ready for the second weekend of the 105th Bethlehem Bach Festival.  Choir and Orchestra members and soloists are hopefully well-rested as we enter a challenging and rewarding schedule of performances.  The weather forecast looks fantastic, and there’s lots of wonderful music on tap.  Tickets are available for all events – you… Continue Reading »

Roots of Renewal

One of the endeavors of human cultures, from the beginning, has been to qualify and direct the influence of emotion. The word “affection” and the terms of value that cluster around it—love, care, sympathy, mercy, forbearance, respect, reverence—have histories and meanings that raise the issue of worth. We should, as our culture has warned us… Continue Reading »

Festival Media Update

The Morning Call has been quite generous in its coverage of the 105th Bethlehem Bach Festival, and of The Choir, in general.  Steve Siegel has penned two reviews:  one of the Friday afternoon and evening concerts, and of Eliot Fisk’s appearance with the Bach Festival Orchestra.  Phil Metzger reviewed Charlotte Mattax-Moersch’s recital and the Mass in… Continue Reading »