Voucher and Contribution Updates

Thank you!

To our many patrons and Choir benefactors, we appreciate your responses to the announcements regarding our cancellations, including our Spring Concert and the Bethlehem Bach Festival.

The Bach Choir Staff has been working remotely since mid-March and anticipates being back on our offices sometime in May.  If you have not yet received your voucher or your acknowledgement, please know that we will be working to process your transactions and get your materials in the mail to you as promptly as possible. Should you have any questions  please email :

for Voucher inquiries: renee@bach.org

For Contribution /  Donation inquiries: cheryl@bach.org

Thank you for your patience – we look forward to singing for you and seeing you during the coming season.

CANCELED: 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival

With an immeasurable amount of sadness, but an abundance of caution, we announce that The 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival, a tradition that has continued largely uninterrupted since 1898, will not take place this year.

As we have all experienced, music is a transformative experience. The bonds it creates, the memories it evokes, the traditions it builds: each one remarkable and treasured. While we are unable to share these experiences with our Festival audience this season, we look forward to the days when we will once again forge connections through music and embark on those beautiful journeys together.

Although our Season was disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak, we are re-scheduling some of our canceled concerts and adding them to our next season (some dates to come), including:

  • Handel’s Messiah, Part Two and additional repertoire will be our Spring Concert on Sunday, March 21, 2021
  • The Chaconne Project, featuring the music of young composers, based on Bach’s Chaconne. This concert will be presented at our 2021 Bethlehem Bach Festival, as part of the Ifor Jones Chamber Music Concert, and feature our 2021 Artist-in-Residence, guitarist Eliot Fisk.
  • Young American Singers Competition Finals

Ticket buyers may choose to donate the value of their ticket(s) as a tax-deductible contribution, a portion of which will help The Choir give some support to members of The Bach Festival Orchestra for their loss of income.  They may also request a voucher good toward future Bach Choir Concerts through the upcoming season.

CLICK HERE to DONATE or VOUCHER your ticket(s)

Please contact Renée James, Marketing Director, with any questions about making ticket donations or requesting vouchers: 610-866-4382 x 115  or renee@bach.org

 

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

113th Bethlehem Bach Festival

To exchange your Spring or Festival tickets for  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.

In addition, we’ve canceled the 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival  (see detailed information above on this page.)

Please continue to 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
President

Greg Funfgeld
Artistic Director & Conductor

Bridget George
Executive Director