The Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s Annual Christmas Concerts
BACH’s joyous & festive
Magnificat & Christen ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63 ~December 9 & 10, 2023 at 4 PM
“This season, our Christmas concert pulses with joy, echoing through the notes of Bach’s legendary Magnificat and the festive cantata Christen ätzet diesen Tag, which resonates even more powerfully as we mark its 300th anniversary. And as we cap off the evening with our cherished carol singing tradition, be prepared for a fresh note – a brand new carol that we will breathe life into for the very first time, together. Such is the spirit of collaboration and unity that we carry with us, echoing through the entire season.“ ~ Dr. Christopher Jackson
Following the success of the Gala Anniversary Concert, which truly embodied the spirit of community and shared experience, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem is excited to continue spreading joy and celebration through the magic of music. The Bach Choir of Bethlehem is thrilled to present their annual Christmas Concerts, both in person and virtually, to their expansive and enthusiastic audience. Live performances will take place in Allentown and Bethlehem. The live-streamed concert may be viewed when it premieres and through December by all ticketed patrons.
The joyful Magnificat and the delightfully festive Cantata 63 – packed with brass fanfare – are the ultimate combination for Christmas-time celebration! Both written in 1723, these masterpieces are in turn devout, playful, ebullient, and full of infectious and rhapsodic joy. The music resonates through centuries, bringing us together in shared history and vibrant musical traditions. The Bach Choir of Bethlehem is excited to feature a new carol composed just for the Christmas concerts, adding a new dimension to its carol-singing tradition. Get ready to join in singing new and beloved carols at the conclusion of the performance. Dive into the heart of holiday tradition with The Bach Choir and embrace the joy of the Christmas spirit through the universal language of music.
Add this to your holiday celebration this year! The Bach Choir’s Christmas concerts offer a joyful, and uplifting message of hope to be cherished throughout the season.
Soloists at this year’s performances include:
Molly Quinn, soprano
Nola Richardson, soprano
Luthien Brackett, alto
Dann Coakwell, tenor
Edmund Milly, bass
Adults: $45 / Students: $9
Live-stream tickets: $25
Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 4 pm
First Presbyterian Church Allentown
Cedar Crest and Tilghman Streets, Allentown
Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 4 pm
First Presbyterian Church Bethlehem
2344 Center Street, Bethlehem
Consider sharing the Bethlehem Christmas concert with
friends and family with our livestream option – a wonderful
option if you’re unable to join us in person, and it makes a
For ticket information, please visit bach.org or call 610-866-4382 ext.115 or ext.110.