2018 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS

 
111th Bethlehem Bach Festival
111th Bethlehem Bach Festival
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS FESTIVAL
The Bethlehem Bach Festival is America's oldest Bach festival. With the Mass in B Minor as its centerpiece, visitors travel internationally to our beautiful city annually to be engaged by the 95-voice professional-quality volunteer choir, professional Bach Festival Orchestra, and world-renowned soloists under the direction of Greg Funfgeld.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 111th Bethlehem Bach Festival features artist-in-residence She-e Wu, marimba; Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Cassandra Lemoine, soprano; Danial Taylor, countertenor; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; William Sharp, baritone; David Newman, bass.
Fridays:
Noon: free performance: "Bach Outdoors." Violist Paul Miller, joined by She-e Wu and Dale Henderson, present arrangements of some of Bach’s most beloved masterpieces on “modern” instruments.
Two intimate 4 pm concerts: Chamber Music in the Saal of the Moravian Museum with Charlotte Mattax Moersch, performing the Goldberg Variations on harpsichord. "Bach at 4" with members of The Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra in Cantata 106, Gottes Zeit is die allerbeste, and other works.
"Bach at 8": Cantata 21 Ich hatte viel Bekummernis; transcription for marimba of the Third Cello Suite in Handel’s Ode for Saint Cecelia’s Day.</.div>
Saturdays:
10:30 am: Ifor Jones Chamber Music Concert. Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, and Third Suite in D Major, BWV 1068.
2:30 pm: The Mass in B Minor, the centerpiece of our Festival since 1900.
7:00 pm: Zimmermann’s Coffee House offers chamber music "café style."
May 20: Finals of the Young American Singer Competition, no tickets required.
LOCATION
Bethlehem, Pennsylvia: Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University; Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University; Incarnation of Our Lord Church; The Saal of the Moravian Museum; Peter Hall, Moravian College
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DATES
May 11 - May 20, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Greg Funfgeld
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$9 to $58
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 610-866-4382
BOOKING CONTACTS
Bridget George, Executive Director
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