Arts Calendar

For more information, contact Tara Henninger, Operations Manager.

Arts Calendar 

  • Although the arts are best experienced up close and personal, the spread of Covid-19 has required people to stay at a safe distance from others. Adapting to this new reality has many arts businesses expanding their digital foot print.
  • Now, we’ve assembled a new resource to highlight the virtual activities that our members are producing. Please page through the latest version of the Calendar Launch Pad on the right.

The Arts Calendar, the go-to resource for arts and culture events in the three county region, is produced by the Lehigh Valley Arts Council. Below on this page is a digital version of the calendar.

December 2020
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
29
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • Virtual Fall Art Exhibition
  • Boxes, Visual Artist Patricia Goodrich
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970
  • Christmas in the Quarter
30
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Virtual Fall Art Exhibition
  • Diane Horoschock Solo Exhibition
  • One on One Art Lessons
  • Creative Learning Lab
1
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • Day Without Art
  • Diane Horoschock Solo Exhibition
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Zoom Art lessons
  • MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS – ONLINE
2
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • Diane Horoschock Solo Exhibition
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
3
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Google Tour for Galleries: Creating Virtual Content using Free Resources
  • Google Tour for Galleries | Creating Virtual Content Using Free Resources
  • Holiday Art & Gift Shop
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • Creative Learning Lab
  • MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS – ONLINE
  • DanceWorks Large Group Collaborations
4
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Boxes, Visual Artist Patricia Goodrich
  • Holiday Art & Gift Shop
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas in the Quarter
5
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020-2021 Winter Session for Children, Teen and Adults
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Boxes, Visual Artist Patricia Goodrich
  • Oil Painting of Classic Cars Presentation
  • Holiday Art & Gift Shop
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas Concert
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Manual Cinema / A Christmas Carol
  • Manual Cinema / A Christmas Carol
6
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • Holiday Gallery
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970
  • Boxes, Visual Artist Patricia Goodrich
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Holiday Marionettes and Elves Meet the Mock Turtle
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Manual Cinema / A Christmas Carol
7
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Creative Learning Lab
8
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Zoom Art lessons
  • MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS – ONLINE
  • Queer Memoir Reading Group: Amateur
9
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Ugly Sweater Virtual Holiday Mixer
10
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Google Tour for Galleries: Creating Virtual Content using Free Resources
  • Google Tour for Galleries | Creating Virtual Content Using Free Resources
  • Holiday Art & Gift Shop
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • Creative Learning Lab
  • MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS – ONLINE
11
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Toymaker’s Weekend
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Holiday Art & Gift Shop
  • Boxes, Visual Artist Patricia Goodrich
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
12
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Scouts, Family & Community Day at the Museum
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970
  • Boxes, Visual Artist Patricia Goodrich
  • Holiday Art & Gift Shop
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Toymaker’s Weekend
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • The Magic of R. L. Lewis
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Manual Cinema / A Christmas Carol
  • Holiday Pops!
  • Manual Cinema / A Christmas Carol
13
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • Holiday Gallery
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Toymaker’s Weekend
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Boxes, Visual Artist Patricia Goodrich
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Holiday Tunes from the 40’s to Present by Robin & Jim
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Little Brass Band of the Lehigh Valley & the Galenda Brass Performances
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • CMS Holiday Recital
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas Concert –Opening up Our Hearts – Music and Inspiration of Christmas
14
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Toymaker’s Weekend
  • Creative Learning Lab
15
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Boxes, Closing Reception
  • Zoom Art lessons
  • MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS – ONLINE
16
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
17
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Holiday Art & Gift Shop
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • Creative Learning Lab
  • Female Figures of Power: The Madonna
  • MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS – ONLINE
  • Queer Poetry Reading Group: Night Sky with Exit Wounds
  • Music Festival
18
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Jazz On Stage: Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk Holiday Show
  • Manual Cinema / A Christmas Carol
19
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • The Nutcracker
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Manual Cinema / A Christmas Carol
  • Christmas Concert –Opening up Our Hearts – Music and Inspiration of Christmas
  • Nutcracker Christmas Benefit Stream
  • Manual Cinema / A Christmas Carol
20
  • What do artists do in quarantine?
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • Holiday Gallery
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Carols, Candy & Music with the Swing Time Dolls
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
21
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • Holiday Gallery
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Creative Learning Lab
22
  • 2020 Holiday Gallery
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Zoom Art lessons
23
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
24
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • Creative Learning Lab
  • Christmas Concert –Opening up Our Hearts – Music and Inspiration of Christmas
25
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
26
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
27
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970
  • Noon-Year’s Eve Party at the Museum
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Christmas in the Quarter
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
28
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Creative Learning Lab
29
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Zoom Art lessons
30
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
31
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • Pip The Mouse Before Christmas
1
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Doing Democracy: Photography from the George Stephanopoulos Collection
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970
2
  • 10 Week In-Person Winter Session
  • LAA December Exhibit
  • Abraham Darlington Solo Exhibit
  • New Century, New Woman
  • Intuition & Reflection: The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu
  • Prints & Protest, 1960-1970

Arts Events: Music

27 event dates found
    Dec 05
    Christmas Concert
    Category
    Music
    Time
    3:00pm
    Location
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    Presented by The Bach and Handel Chorale
    Phone
    (570) 325-4794
    Dec 12
    Holiday Pops!
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:30pm
    Location
    Online
    Presented by Allentown Symphony

    Getting the season started as the ASO brass section come together to bring holiday cheer from the stage at Miller Symphony Hall-directly to your home.

    Live Stream Video, then available on demand. Streaming is free for ASO Subscribers, $15/device.

    Dec 13
    CMS Holiday Recital
    Category
    Music
    Time
    2:15pm – 3:30pm
    Location
    Online
    Presented by Community Music School
    Phone
    610-435-7725

    Join CMS students, families, and supporters in celebrating the season with a “live” watch party on YouTube as CMS students of all ages perform a variety of classical and contemporary musical selections. CMS’s YouTube Channel 

    Dec 13
    Christmas Concert –Opening up Our Hearts – Music and Inspiration of Christmas
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:00pm
    Location
    Online
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Virtual Concert presented on You Tube and Facebook

     FREE registration | Contributions of any amount gratefully received, along with the following suggested giving options:   $20 Shepherd, $50 King, $75 Angel, $100 Star of Bethlehem

    At this year’s virtual Christmas concert, we invite everyone to “open our shut up hearts,” and experience this beautiful season online through the words and music we offer. Recorded outdoors in Nazareth and in Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem, members of The Bach Choir and our soloists offer seasonal selections from Bach and other composers, along with poetry and scared texts expressing the beauty of the season.

    Following the concert’s YouTube premiere, we’re delighted to announce that WFMZ-TV Channel 69 will air Opening Up Our Hearts: Music and Inspiration of Christmas twice during the month of December: at 7 pm on Saturday, December 19 and again on Christmas Even at 10 pm.

     

    Dec 17
    Music Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:30pm
    Location
    Online
    Presented by Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts

    The Charter Arts Music Department presents a series of four fall virtual music festival events that will feature recorded performances and projects from across both the instrumental and vocal departments. Please note that a service fee and streaming fee will be added to your ticket purchase. Ticket holders will be contacted with information to access this event when it is released. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

    Dec 18
    Jazz On Stage: Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk Holiday Show
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:30pm
    Location
    Online
    Presented by Miller Symphony Hall

    Live Stream Video, then available on demand. Streaming is free for ASO Subscribers, $15/device.

    Dec 19
    Christmas Concert –Opening up Our Hearts – Music and Inspiration of Christmas
    Category
    Music
    Time
    7:00pm
    Location
    Online
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Virtual Concert presented on You Tube and Facebook

     FREE registration | Contributions of any amount gratefully received, along with the following suggested giving options:   $20 Shepherd, $50 King, $75 Angel, $100 Star of Bethlehem

    At this year’s virtual Christmas concert, we invite everyone to “open our shut up hearts,” and experience this beautiful season online through the words and music we offer. Recorded outdoors in Nazareth and in Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem, members of The Bach Choir and our soloists offer seasonal selections from Bach and other composers, along with poetry and scared texts expressing the beauty of the season.

    Following the concert’s YouTube premiere, we’re delighted to announce that WFMZ-TV Channel 69 will air Opening Up Our Hearts: Music and Inspiration of Christmas twice during the month of December: at 7 pm on Saturday, December 19 and again on Christmas Even at 10 pm.

     

    Dec 20
    Carols, Candy & Music with the Swing Time Dolls
    Category
    Music
    Time
    12:30pm – 3:30pm
    Location
    America On Wheels Museum
    Presented by America on Wheels Museum
    Phone
    610-432-4200

    Enjoy Music with Chocolate & Candy as we leap into the fun holiday week. $12 Adults, Children 12 & Under FREE

    Dec 24
    Christmas Concert –Opening up Our Hearts – Music and Inspiration of Christmas
    Category
    Music
    Time
    10:00pm
    Location
    Online
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Virtual Concert presented on You Tube and Facebook

     FREE registration | Contributions of any amount gratefully received, along with the following suggested giving options:   $20 Shepherd, $50 King, $75 Angel, $100 Star of Bethlehem

    At this year’s virtual Christmas concert, we invite everyone to “open our shut up hearts,” and experience this beautiful season online through the words and music we offer. Recorded outdoors in Nazareth and in Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem, members of The Bach Choir and our soloists offer seasonal selections from Bach and other composers, along with poetry and scared texts expressing the beauty of the season.

    Following the concert’s YouTube premiere, we’re delighted to announce that WFMZ-TV Channel 69 will air Opening Up Our Hearts: Music and Inspiration of Christmas twice during the month of December: at 7 pm on Saturday, December 19 and again on Christmas Even at 10 pm.

     

    Feb 28
    Greg Funfgeld Family Concert – Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
    Category
    Music
    Time
    3:00pm
    Location
    Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Following up on our triumphant performance of Benjamin Britten’s Noah’s Flood last season, we present his show-stopping Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra as this year’s Family Concert, with the Lehigh University Philharmonic and Eugene Albulescu, as well as dancers from the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, who will also dance to movements from the Mass in B Minor. Childlike wonder fills all of Britten’s music, but perhaps none more than the Guide. Expect orchestral fireworks, intricate dance, and much humor, and exciting and exceptionally compelling introduction to the instruments and inner-workings of an orchestra.

    Tickets: $18, Students (up to 22) $9

    Mar 21
    Spring Concert – Dureflé and Handel ~ Requiem and Messiah, Part 2
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:00pm
    Location
    First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Maurice Duruflé:

    Requiem is Duruflé’s longest and most substantial work, composed at the end of World War II. The Requiem Op. 9 is suffused throughout with the melodies of Gregorian chant, and by the impressionist harmonies of Debussy, Dukas, and Ravel.  It balances a tremendous mystic sense of peace with moments of extraordinary power, including in the sanctus, one of the greatest musical climaxes in all of 20th century music.

    George Frederic Handel:

    After our much-acclaimed performances of Part I for Christmas of 2019, the long-delayed exploration of Handel’s Messiah continues with Part II of this baroque masterpiece. Messiah Part II delves into the Passion, Resurrection, Ascension, and reign in glory, beginning with the haunting chorus, “Behold the Lamb of God.” When The Choir erupts with zeal into the famous “Hallelujah Chorus,” it will have special meaning for us all.

    Tickets: $39, Students (up to 22) $9

    May 01
    Bel Canto Spring Concert
    Category
    Music
    Time
    2:00pm
    Location
    TBD
    Presented by Bel Canto Chorus of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Directed by Joy Hirokawa, this concert will feature the Bel Canto Concert Choir and Preparatory Choirs building on the musical, spiritual, and social justice themes studied by the choristers throughout the 20-21 season.

    Tickets: Adult, Senior and Student $11, Children under 10 are free
    Tickets purchased at the door: $15

    May 14
    113th Bethlehem Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    12:00pm
    Location
    Lehigh University & Payrow Plaza, Bethlehem
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    This year, our annual Festival caps off Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld’s final season with The Bach Choir. In recognition of almost four decades of leadership, we look forward to people “coming home” to Bethlehem, to offer warm wishes to Greg, and revel in the glorious weekends of music from J.S. Bach and other composers. Transcendent weekends of music life no other: The 2021 Festival is certain to touch us all.

    May 14-15 & 21 – 22, 2021
    Lehigh University & Payrow Plaza, Bethlehem
    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 14
    Festival Opening – Bach Outdoors
    Category
    Music
    Time
    12:00pm
    Location
    Payrow Plaza
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    The Festival opens outside on Payrow Plaza, adjacent to the Bethlehem Public Library and City Hall. Led by our principal violist Paul Miller, this casual concert presents arrangements using electric violin along with other “modern” instruments to offer some classic pieces in this open-air setting.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 14
    Part 1 Saint Matthew Passion - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:00pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    This year’s Festival includes two of Bach’s towering choral masterpieces, with the Saint Matthew Passion on Friday and the Mass in B Minor on Saturday.  Presented in two parts, the Passion is cosmic, operatic in scope, making use of three choirs, two orchestras, and a wealth of soloists, and yet, moments of stunning intimacy shock listeners with their equal power and beauty.  Joining the Choir and soloists for this performance will be The Bel Canto Youth Chorus performing the great chorale, “O Lamb of God.” Composed for use at the Thomaskirche on Good Friday, 1729, this work of extraordinary complexity and power goes straight from Bach’s heart and mind to those of the listeners.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 14
    Part 2 Saint Matthew Passion - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    8:00pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    This year’s Festival includes two of Bach’s towering choral masterpieces, with the Saint Matthew Passion on Friday and the Mass in B Minor on Saturday.  Presented in two parts, the Passion is cosmic, operatic in scope, making use of three choirs, two orchestras, and a wealth of soloists, and yet, moments of stunning intimacy shock listeners with their equal power and beauty.  Joining the Choir and soloists for this performance will be The Bel Canto Youth Chorus performing the great chorale, “O Lamb of God.” Composed for use at the Thomaskirche on Good Friday, 1729, this work of extraordinary complexity and power goes straight from Bach’s heart and mind to those of the listeners.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 15
    Ifor Jones Chamber Music Concert Weekend 1 - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    10:30am
    Location
    Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Bach Festival Orchestra, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Artist-in-Residence

    For the first time, we present the full Paul Taylor Dance Company in two stunning performances choreographed to Bach’s music, with the Bach Festival Orchestra. The Brandenburgs and the Esplanade are audience favorites. And presenting them during Greg Funfgeld’s final season is one of the highlights of our Festival.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 15
    Bach Chorale Sing - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    2:00pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Festival attendees join together to sing Bach chorales for 20 minutes with Greg Funfgeld and members of The Choir. Gather by the flag pole close to Packer Church, and you will be accompanied by The Festival Brass Choir.

    May 15
    The Mass in B Minor (Part 1) - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    2:30pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    The choir has performed Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor for more than a century and this year’s performance will be particularly poignant.  Perhaps more than ever, we recognize the treasured tradition it is for so many – as some experience the comfort it offers from year to year, and others experience the power of the music for the first time as it fills Packer Memorial Church. Join us as Conductor Funfgeld leads his beloved Choir and Orchestra in this monumental composition for the final time.

    May 15
    The Mass in B Minor (Part 2) - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:30pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    The choir has performed Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor for more than a century and this year’s performance will be particularly poignant.  Perhaps more than ever, we recognize the treasured tradition it is for so many – as some experience the comfort it offers from year to year, and others experience the power of the music for the first time as it fills Packer Memorial Church. Join us as Conductor Funfgeld leads his beloved Choir and Orchestra in this monumental composition for the final time.

    May 21
    Festival Opening – Bach Outdoors
    Category
    Music
    Time
    12:00pm
    Location
    Payrow Plaza
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    The Festival opens outside on Payrow Plaza, adjacent to the Bethlehem Public Library and City Hall. Led by our principal violist Paul Miller, this casual concert presents arrangements using electric violin along with other “modern” instruments to offer some classic pieces in this open-air setting.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 21
    Part 1 Saint Matthew Passion - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:00pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    This year’s Festival includes two of Bach’s towering choral masterpieces, with the Saint Matthew Passion on Friday and the Mass in B Minor on Saturday.  Presented in two parts, the Passion is cosmic, operatic in scope, making use of three choirs, two orchestras, and a wealth of soloists, and yet, moments of stunning intimacy shock listeners with their equal power and beauty.  Joining the Choir and soloists for this performance will be The Bel Canto Youth Chorus performing the great chorale, “O Lamb of God.” Composed for use at the Thomaskirche on Good Friday, 1729, this work of extraordinary complexity and power goes straight from Bach’s heart and mind to those of the listeners.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 21
    Part 2 Saint Matthew Passion - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    8:00pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    This year’s Festival includes two of Bach’s towering choral masterpieces, with the Saint Matthew Passion on Friday and the Mass in B Minor on Saturday.  Presented in two parts, the Passion is cosmic, operatic in scope, making use of three choirs, two orchestras, and a wealth of soloists, and yet, moments of stunning intimacy shock listeners with their equal power and beauty.  Joining the Choir and soloists for this performance will be The Bel Canto Youth Chorus performing the great chorale, “O Lamb of God.” Composed for use at the Thomaskirche on Good Friday, 1729, this work of extraordinary complexity and power goes straight from Bach’s heart and mind to those of the listeners.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 22
    Ifor Jones Chamber Music Concert Weekend 2 - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    10:30am
    Location
    Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Bach Festival Orchestra, Eliot Fisk, Artist-in-Residence and Chaccone Project

    A breathtaking guitar concerto, a beautiful sonata and the return of the Chaconne students’ masterful compositions.

    Luigi Boccherini  Concerto in E major for Guitar and Orchestra, featuring artist-in-residence, Eliot Fisk
    S. Bach Trio Sonata No. 5 in C Major, BWC 529 with Charlotte Mattax Moersch

    Chaconne Project  Guided by Dr. Larry Lipkis, young musicians will perform variations they have composed over the chord progressions heard in Bach’s famous Chaconne in D Minor.  Eliot Fisk performs the solo Chaconne as a finale.

    Festival Tickets: Adults $20-$58, Students $9-$20

    May 22
    Bach Chorale Sing - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    2:00pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    Festival attendees join together to sing Bach chorales for 20 minutes with Greg Funfgeld and members of The Choir. Gather by the flag pole close to Packer Church, and you will be accompanied by The Festival Brass Choir.

    May 22
    The Mass in B Minor (Part 1) - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    2:30pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    The choir has performed Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor for more than a century and this year’s performance will be particularly poignant.  Perhaps more than ever, we recognize the treasured tradition it is for so many – as some experience the comfort it offers from year to year, and others experience the power of the music for the first time as it fills Packer Memorial Church. Join us as Conductor Funfgeld leads his beloved Choir and Orchestra in this monumental composition for the final time.

    May 22
    The Mass in B Minor (Part 2) - Bach Festival
    Category
    Music
    Time
    4:30pm
    Location
    Packer Memorial Church
    Presented by Bach Choir of Bethlehem
    Phone
    610-866-4382

    The choir has performed Bach’s magnificent Mass in B Minor for more than a century and this year’s performance will be particularly poignant.  Perhaps more than ever, we recognize the treasured tradition it is for so many – as some experience the comfort it offers from year to year, and others experience the power of the music for the first time as it fills Packer Memorial Church. Join us as Conductor Funfgeld leads his beloved Choir and Orchestra in this monumental composition for the final time.

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