Please see below for ALL 2022-2023 Bach Choir venues; concerts noted for each location.

2022-2023 UPDATE:  We will monitor any Lehigh University COVID protocol regarding their campus and inform our patrons of any relevant updates. The University has ongoing parking / construction projects.  Please allow yourself extra time to park and arrive at each concert that takes place on or near Lehigh’s Campus.  The Zoellner Arts Center Garage is convenient to  most Lehigh University concert locations and is also a Festival Shuttle Bus stop.

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St. John's Lutheran Church

37 S. 5th Street, Allentown, PA 18101

 

Site of the Allentown Bach at Noon Concerts

Walking and Driving

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 37 S. 5th Street, Allentown just off Hamilton Street within easy walking distance of City Center and the Courthouse.

The nearest parking deck is the Community Deck, which has entrances on 6th Street and Walnut Street. The rate is $1.00 per hour. Another option is the Government Deck at 4th Street and Hamilton Street (enter on College Street). The rate is $1.00 per hour. Parking in these decks is subject to availability. On-street parking may also be available at a rate of $2.00 per hour. (see maps below)

The Church parking lot on Walnut Street is reserved for assigned musicians and staff as well as for handicapped parking spaces after dropping off at the handicapped accessible entrance to the church on Maple Street. NO PARKING FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS AVAILABLE IN THE CHURCH LOT.

Community Deck Parking Map with Walking Directions:

Government Deck Parking Map with Directions:

Central Moravian Church

73 West Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Site of the Bethlehem Bach at Noon concerts

There is very limited on-street parking available by Central Moravian Church, including metered parking. Parking is available in the Walnut Street Garage (33 W. Walnut St) or the North Street Garage (75 W. North St).

There are a limited number of handicapped accessible spaces on Heckewelder Place, adjacent to Central Moravian Church. (Follow the directions from Route 22, but after turning onto New Street take the second RIGHT onto Market Street. Before intersecting with Main Street turn LEFT onto Heckewelder Place.)

From Route 22, take the exit for Route 378.
Take exit 3 toward Center City, and at the end of the ramp turn LEFT on to Third Avenue.
Proceed to the traffic light and turn LEFT onto Broad Street.
Continue through three traffic lights and turn RIGHT onto New Street.
Continue on New Street until it ends at Church Street.
Turn RIGHT, and continue to the stop sign at the intersection of Church and Main Streets. The church is on your RIGHT.

 

Wesley United Methodist Church of Bethlehem

2540 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Site of The Bel Canto Youth Chorus Winter and Spring Concerts

From Route 22, take the exit to Route 512.
Turn LEFT and go south on Route 512 (Center St) toward Bethlehem.
Continue for less than 1 mile.
Wesley United Methodic Church is on the LEFT.

Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.

The First Presbyterian Church of Allentown

3231 West Tilghman Street, Allentown, PA 18104

Site of the Allentown Christmas Concert

From Route 22, take the Cedar Crest Boulevard exit.
Proceed south to the intersection of Cedar Crest Boulevard and Tilghman Street.
The church is on the RIGHT.
Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.

The First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem

2344 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Site of the Bethlehem Christmas Concert and our Spring Concert

From Route 22, take the exit to Route 512.
Turn LEFT and go south on Route 512 (Center St) toward Bethlehem.
Continue for approximately 1 mile.

First Presbyterian Church is the second large church on the LEFT.
Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.

Payrow Plaza / City Hall

10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Site of the “Bach Outdoors” concerts (Fridays at noon) at the Bethlehem Bach Festival

From Route 22, take the exit for Route 378. Take exit 3 toward Center City, and at the end of the ramp turn LEFT on to Third Avenue. Proceed to the traffic light and turn LEFT onto Broad Street. Continue through three traffic lights and turn RIGHT onto New Street. Continue on New Street until it ends at Church Street.  Payrow Plaza is at the intersection of New and Church Streets.  (Adjacent to the Bethlehem Public Library and City Hall.)

LIMITED spaces offering free two-hour parking is available in select areas on New Street and Church Street, and near City Hall or  adjacent to Central Moravian Church. Parking is available in the Walnut Street Garage (33 W. Walnut St) or the North Street Garage (75 W. North St).

There are a limited number of handicapped accessible spaces on Heckewelder Place. (Follow the directions from Route 22, but after turning onto New Street take the second RIGHT onto Market Street. Before intersecting with Main Street turn LEFT onto Heckewelder Place.)

Zoellner Arts Center

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Site of the Greg Funfgeld Family Concert, and the following Bethlehem Bach Festival events / concerts: the Distinguished Scholar Lecture (Friday afternoons), Dinner Discussion (Friday evenings), Saturday Morning Concerts, and Festival Lunch

  • Parking: Available for $8 per car on levels 2-4 in the Zoellner Arts Center garage. Payment must be made by credit card using the Text2Park  There will be Text2Park signs posted throughout the garage and on the entrance doors. The signs have the following information:
    • Text LU431 to 25023 to get a link OR scan this QR code. Either method will bring you HERE.
    • Select ALL DAY parking and enter in your license plate number and credit card information.

DIRECTIONS: 

From Route 22 (East or West):
Take Rt. 22 to the Rt. 378 exit in Bethlehem. Follow for 3 miles into Bethlehem.
When you cross the bridge over the Lehigh River, stay in the left-turn lane, marked Third St.; Bear left at the traffic light for Third St.
Proceed down the ramp staying in the right lane and cross over 3rd street to Brodhead Ave. Continue three blocks to first stop sign and turn left onto Packer Ave.
Proceed through three more stop signs. Zoellner Arts Center is the last building on the right. You will see the large flags.
The parking garage is just past the flags.

From Points North:
Take the Northeast Extension (Rt. 476) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike south to Rt. 22 east.
Follow directions above.

From Route I-78 (East or West):
Take exit 67 (Hellertown/Bethlehem).
From east: Cross Rt. 412 onto Silvex Rd.
From west: Turn right at exit onto Rt. 412.
Turn left at light onto Silvex Rd. Bear left at fork and continue to William St.
At stop sign, go straight to College Dr.
Turn right at stop sign onto Mountain Dr. Follow signs for Asa Packer Campus.
Bear left at fork. Follow Mountain Dr. until it ends.
Turn left at stop sign onto Hayes St. Make immediate left onto 8th St. which turns into Hillside Ave. Bear right onto Fillmore St. Make immediate left onto Packer Ave.
Zoellner is the first building on left.
The parking garage is just before the flags.

From Points South:
Take the Northeast Extension (Rt. 476) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike north to I-78 West.
Follow directions above.

Incarnation of Our Lord Church

Thomas & Buchanan Streets, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Site of Bach at 4 (Friday afternoons) at the Bethlehem Bach Festival

From Route 22, take the exit for Route 378.
Continue on Route 378 over the Hill-to-Hill Bridge, staying in the left lane.
Make a slight LEFT onto the 2nd Street Ramp and continue straight through the light onto Brodhead Avenue.
Turn LEFT onto W. 4th Street and continue 0.5 miles.
Turn RIGHT onto Pierce Street.
Turn LEFT onto Thomas Street and the Church is on your LEFT.

There is very little parking surrounding Incarnation of our Lord Church. We recommend that you park in the Zoellner Arts Center Parking Garage ($5/day) and either walk to the Church or ride the Festival Shuttle Bus. For more information about parking and our Festival Shuttle Service, please visit our Festival Audience Resources webpage.

Saal of the Moravian Museum

66 W. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Site of Chamber Music in the Saal (Friday afternoons) at the Bethlehem Bach Festival

Please note that the performance is on the second floor and the Saal is not handicapped accessible.

From Route 22, take the exit for Route 378.
Take exit 2 (Eighth Avenue) and at the light at the end of the ramp, turn right.
Go to the second light, turn left onto Broad Street.
Continue through five traffic lights and turn RIGHT onto New Street.
Continue on New Street until it ends at Church Street.
Turn RIGHT and continue down Church Street. The Moravian Museum is on your RIGHT.

Free two-hour parking is available in select areas on New Street and Church Street. Parking is also available in the Walnut Street Garage (33 W. Walnut St). Our Festival Shuttle Bus Service will be available to transport you to the South Side for our other Festival concerts. For more information about parking and our Festival Shuttle Service, please visit our Festival Audience Resources webpage.

Packer Memorial Church

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Site of these 2023 Bethlehem Bach Festival concerts: Bach at 8 (Friday evenings) and the Mass in B Minor (Saturday afternoons)

From Route 22, take the exit for Route 378.
Continue on Route 378 over the Hill-to-Hill Bridge, staying in the left lane.
Make a slight left onto the Second Street ramp. Continue straight through the light onto Brodhead Avenue.
Continue on Broadhead through the first light to the stop sign at the corner of Packer and Brodhead Avenues.
Turn left onto Packer Avenue. Packer Memorial Church is on the RIGHT just past University Drive.

From I-78, take the Hellertown exit. (#67) Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Route 412 N.
Follows signs for 412 N. Route 412 becomes Third Street. (You will pass the WindCreek Casino on your right.)
Stay on Rt 412/Third Street for approximately 2 miles until traffic light intersection of Brodhead Avenue (Comfort Suites on the left corner).
Get into left turn lane. Make a left turn onto Brodhead Avenue.
Stay straight on Brodhead through the next traffic light intersection at Fourth St.
Continue on Brodhead to the 4-way stop sign intersection of Packer Avenue.
Make a left turn and continue on Packer Avenue to first stop sign. Packer Memorial Church will be on the right side of the street. It is the second building on the left side of Lehigh University’s campus pedestrian walkway.

Parking is available at the Zoellner Arts Center parking garage for $8 per day. For more information about parking and our Festival Shuttle Service, please visit our Festival Audience Resources webpage.

Peter Hall, Moravian University

Peter Concert Hall at Moravian University College (Hurd Campus)
Church and Main Streets Bethlehem, PA 18018

FROM THE NORTH: I-81 to I-380 to I-80 east.
Take exit 302 A off I-80 onto Route 33 south.
Follow Route 33 to Route 22 west into Bethlehem.
To continue, see directions from Route 22 below.

FROM THE SOUTH: Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476) to Lehigh Valley exit 33 — 56 mile marker.
Follow 22 East to Bethlehem.
To continue, see directions from Route 22 below.

FROM THE EAST: I-78 west to exit 71; 33 north to 22 west; west on Route 22 into Bethlehem.
To continue, see directions from Route 22 below.
If traveling on 80 west, take exit 304 and follow 33 South to 22 West to Bethlehem.
To continue, see directions from Route 22.

FROM THE WEST: I-78 to exit 51, take Route 22 into Bethlehem.
To continue, see directions from Route 22 below.

FROM ROUTE 22 TO THE PRISCILLA PAYNE HURD CAMPUS: DO NOT exit at Center Street, Rt 512, even though it says “Moravian University.”

  • Take Route 378 south (from 22 there is no northbound 378)
  • Take exit #3, Center City. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp. Go right at the bottom of the hill (the street ends) onto Union Blvd.
  • At the 2nd traffic light, go right onto Main Street (a Sunoco station is on the opposite corner).
  • Travel south for .5 miles. It will appear that the road runs into the Music Building (!), but continue on the road down and around the Music Complex.
  • The parking lot is on your left.

ADDITIONAL PARKING: Available at city parking garages at Walnut Street and North Street. Depending on the festival season, parking may be available in the Lehigh Street Parking lot. The Spring St Parking lot is now by permit only.

To Peter Hall: Enter the building by the lower doors (across from handicap parking) and follow hallway to elevator. Take elevator to the 2nd Floor and turn left.