The Virtual 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival will be live-streamed, and available to view on:

Friday, May 14 & Saturday, May 15

FREE Registration!  Your All-Festival Pass gives you access to all four events at this year’s Festival.
More information and a registration button may be found below Greg’s message.

“…moments of great beauty and joy, hope and good cheer…”

“Since the pandemic started, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem has been nimble, flexible, creative and responsive – continuing to offer this incredible music to listeners near and far.  Our Virtual Christmas Concert was seen by more than 8000 people around the world.  Similarly, our virtual BACH AT NOON concerts and MOMENTS OF COMFORT have been received with deep appreciation.  In these challenging times, this music offers comfort and peace, beauty and hope.  And now our modified May Festival – virtual and live-streamed events – our Soloists, Choir and Orchestra, the brilliant Paul Taylor Dance Company, a chamber music concert with music by Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi, and a lecture from Peter Wollny, one of the world’s leading Bach scholars in Leipzig, where Bach lived and worked for the last twenty-seven years of his life.  These are precious moments, moments of great beauty and joy, hope and good cheer – we are delighted to be able to share them with all who listen, in all corners of the globe!”     ~  Greg Funfgeld, Artistic Director and Conductor

 

FREE Registration for your All-Festival Pass gives you access to the entire Festival, on May 14 & 15.  

Our Festival will be streamed on WFMZ.com; a link will be sent to all who register.  To read more about the Festival lecture and concerts, and click the titles below.  To register for your virtual “ticket,”  please click the button!

All-Festival Pass includes:

Friday, May 14:

4 PM  Distinguished Scholar Lecture from Peter Wollny, Director of The Bach Archiv, in Leipzig, Germany

 

 

 

 

7:30 PM  Ifor Jones Chamber Music Concert, with Artist-in-Residence Paul Taylor Dance Company presents the music of J.S. Bach. The concert opens with a welcome message and conversation between The Bach Choir’s Artistic Director and Conductor, Greg Funfgeld, and Michael Novak, Artistic Director of Paul Taylor Dance Company.

 

PROGRAM:
Bach Festival Premiere of Brandenburgs, Opus 88
Esplanade, Opus 61
J.S. Bach Flute Sonata, with Robin Kani, flute and Greg Funfgeld, keyboard

Saturday, May 15:

4 PM Chamber Music Concert, featuring the music of J.S. Bach and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, performed with one instrument to a part.
Soloists include concertmaster Elizabeth Field, Loretta O’Sullivan, cello, and Charlotte Mattax Moersch, harpsichord.

 

7:30 PM Blessings & Benediction  The Bach Choir, Bach Festival Orchestra and guest soloists Sherezade Panthaki, Meg Bragle, Lawrence Jones and Dashon Burton.

Cantata 12 Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen
Cantata 120 Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille
Cantata 171 Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm
Cantata 191 Gloria in excelsis Deo

Want to support the Choir with a gift? You may also make a donation when you register.
If you’re unable to attend but would like to make a free will contribution this year, click the button below and then choose a donation level – Solo, Duet, Orchestra or Choir – or make a donation in any amount – and complete your transaction.

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Thank you!