2022 Gala Concert & Fundraiser

Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott

8 pm Saturday, April 30, 2022 Central Moravian Church
73 W. Church Street
Bethlehem, PA

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The Bach Choir of Bethlehem is thrilled to present YO-YO MA and KATHRYN STOTT for a very special Gala Concert and Fundraiser, to help celebrate Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld’s final season with The Bach Choir. The concert presents an exquisite program of music from beloved cellist Yo-Yo Ma and world-renowned pianist, Kathryn Stott, collaborators for more than 30 years.

Since 1985, they have traveled the world to perform together, and have recorded two Grammy Award-winning albums, Soul of the Tango and Obrigado Brazil. Their most recent album, Songs of Comfort and Hope, released in December, 2020, offers “consolation and connection in the face of fear and isolation.” Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, its music spans modern arrangements of traditional folk tunes, canonical pop songs, jazz standards, and mainstays from the western classical repertoire.

Of their collaboration, NPR writes: “Over those many years, they’ve developed a wonderfully warm and mutually responsive musical partnership that has blossomed in performances that are both generous and incisive.”