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Bethlehem Bach Festival

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The Bach Choir of Bethlehem's largest event of the year takes place May 13-14 and 20-21, 2022. The Festival is a glorious tradition treasured by thousands of people from throughout the United States and beyond since the American premiere of Bach’s monumental Mass at the first Bethlehem Bach Festival in 1900. The Festival will be presented over one weekend in May, and includes guest artists-in-residence, featured young musicians, lectures, and chorale sings with the audience.

The Bethlehem Bach Choir performs the works of Bach and promotes appreciation of the aesthetic
and spiritual value of Bach’s music while striving for musical excellence. The choir engages its audience – locally, nationally, and internationally – through education, performance, and the programs of its Bel Canto Youth Chorus.

Friday, May 13, 2022

  • 12 - 1 p.m. -  Bach Outdoors at Payrow Plaza
  • 2 - 3 p.m. -  The Barnette Distinguished Scholar Lecture - George Stauffer, Ph.D. at Zoellner Arts Center
  • 4 p.m.Saint Matthew Passion at the Packer Memorial Church
  • 5:45 - 7:30 p.m. -  Festival Dinner & Lecture at Zoellner Arts Center

Saturday, May 14, 2022

  • 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. -  Ifor Jones Chamber Music Concert at Zoellner Arts Center
  • 12:30 - 2 p.m. - Festival Luncheon at Zoellner Arts Center
  • 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. - The Mass in B Minor at Packer Memorial Church

Friday, May 20, 2022

  • 12 - 1 p.m. Bach Outdoors at Payrow Plaza
  • 2 - 3 p.m. - The Barnette Distinguished Scholar Lecture - George Stauffer, Ph.D. at Zoellner Arts Center
  • 4 p.m. -  Saint Matthew Passion at the Packer Memorial Church
  • 5:45 - 7:30 p.m. - Festival Dinner & Lecture at Zoellner Arts Center

Saturday, May 21, 2022

  • 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. -  Ifor Jones Chamber Music Concert at Zoellner Arts Center
  • 12:30 - 2 p.m. - Festival Luncheon at Zoellner Arts Center 
  • 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. -  The Mass in B Minor at Packer Memorial Church

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