Join us in June 2024 as we bring The Bach Choir to BachFest and onto the world stage!

We are honored that The Bach Choir is one of 18 Bach choirs on six continents invited to give a featured performance of Bach cantatas in the Thomaskirche, the church in Leipzig where Bach was the cantor from 1723–1750 and is buried. Around the BachFest invitation, we have built a tour in Germany and Austria with additional performances in Herrnhut (birthplace of the Moravian Church), Potsdam, and Schwäbisch-Gmünd (Bethlehem’s
Sister City). This is our first international tour since 2003, and The Choir has not performed in Germany since 1995.
The Choir will broaden its audience, gain increased international recognition, receive irreplaceable musical inspiration, and build unforgettable memories and friendships with world-wide Bach organizations.


“OUR INVITATION to perform at BachFest in Leipzig and to have our concert featured in the eminent Thomaskirche is a singular honor. We want to share the adventure with you! Come celebrate momentous concerts with us, tour historic and culturally important cities, and create your own cherished memories. We hope you can join us!”

– Christopher Jackson Artistic Director & Conductor

Vocal soloists and principals of the Bach Festival Orchestra traveling with The Choir under Christopher Jackson’s direction include:
• Nola Richardson, soprano
• Janna Critz, mezzo-soprano
• Lawrence Jones, tenor
• Edmund Milly, bass
• Elizabeth Field, violin
• Claire Bright, violin
• Nina Falk, viola
• Loretta O’Sullivan, cello
• Daniel McDougall, bass
• Charlotte Mattax-Moersch, organ
• Thomas Goeman, keyboards

Bach’s Glorious Music in FIVE Spectacular Settings

Concert in Nikolaikirche Potsdam – 5pm
8th June | Berlin/Potsdam
Free Will Donations gratefully accepted

Concert in the Thomaskirche – 5pm
10th June |  Leipzig – Bachfest
Click HERE for ticketing and event information

Singstunde in the Moravian Church – 2pm
11th June | Herrnhut
Open to the Public

Concert in the Heilig-Kreuz-Münster – 7pm
13th June | Schwäbisch-Gmünd
Free Will Donations gratefully accepted

Concert in the Salzburg Cathedral – 6:30pm
15th June | Salzburg
Free Will Donations gratefully accepted

Support the Tour: Become a Sponsor!

Make The Bach Choir’s 2024 European Tour a Reality

The total cost of the European Tour is $270,000. Your gift will help meet these expenses. With our deepest thanks, your name will be listed prominently in the European Tour concert program and other Bach Choir programs stateside.

TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITIES, please call 610-866-4382 and talk to:
• Leela Breithaupt, Executive Director, ext. 111,
• Cheryl Dungan, Development Officer, ext. 113,


TO BECOME A EUROPEAN TOUR SPONSOR, please complete the form on the
other side of this brochure and mail it to: European Tour, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem
440 Heckewelder Place • Bethlehem, PA 18018
The Bach Choir counts on your support to launch this important endeavor. Please read
on for specific information about concerts and venues and becoming a “Tagalong”!