A Moment of Comfort

During this time of social distancing and in compliance with the health guidelines mandated by our government and communities, we are gathering and offering brief audio and video clips of the music we love, and hope they offer a moment of comfort, joy, inspiration or peace.

Please CLICK  A Moment of Comfort to enjoy these musical interludes – and please share them with friends and family.  A beautiful way to connect in this time of distance and isolation. We hope you return often!

Until we see you again ~

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem

Bach Choir Office and Staff

In compliance with Governor Wolf’s directive, the Bach Choir Office will be closed to the general public beginning on Friday, March 20 until further notice.

Our Staff will be working remotely and keeping up with our day-to-day business online and by phone as efficiently as possible, while we all do our best to move through this health crisis.

Thank you for your enthusiastic support of the Choir during this challenging time.  We look forward to sharing many more glorious hours of live music and events with you in the months to come.

Your safety, coronavirus and our upcoming concerts

Canceled Concerts:

Spring Concert, Sunday, March 29:
Bach’s Easter Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah, Part Two

To exchange your Spring tickets for another performance, a voucher or to donate their value, click here

“Bach at Noon,” Tuesday, April 14

To our loyal and dedicated patrons,

This afternoon, our Executive Committee met with Hal Black, President of our Board of Managers; Greg Funfgeld, Artistic Director and Conductor; and Bridget George, Executive Director. We have decided to cancel our Spring Concert, scheduled for March 29, 2020 and the April Bach at Noon, scheduled for April 14, 2020. We respect and value our community, our audience, our artists and our staff, and wish to do our part to protect each other and diminish the spread of corona virus, acting in accordance with the guidelines of National, State and Local authorities and honoring their recommendations and regulations.

Decisions on The Bach Festival and possible alternative venues or changes to the performances will be determined in the coming weeks. One of the options under discussion is to offer the repertoire for our Spring Concert at the Friday evening concerts of Festival – Handel’s Messiah, Part Two and J.S. Bach’s Easter Oratorio. This and other possibilities will be under consideration. Our decisions will be made in the mostly timely manner possible.

Please check our website, bach.org, for information regarding all upcoming concerts including any changes to repertoire, venue or time. We will post all updates as promptly as possible.

The Bach Choir Staff is working through significant challenges regarding the remainder of this season, our Summer concerts, and the start of next season. We ask for your patience and grace. Your safety is highest on our list of concerns. We will keep up with daily updates from the authorities and in the media and make the best decisions we can as we are able. We are also working on options for the re-ticketing process and offering vouchers for future concerts.  We will send details on that as applicable.

Thank you for your support, generosity and understanding – this is an unprecedented time in all our lives. Our prayers are with all of those who have lost loved ones, are ill or may become ill, for our leaders who guide us through these challenges, and all who are affected by this pandemic.

With best wishes for your health and safety, and gratitude for your patience and forbearance,

Harold G. Black

Greg Funfgeld
Artistic Director & Conductor

Bridget George
Executive Director