Monthly Archives: October 2010

Bach in Havana: Tiempo Libre in the 2010 Gala Concert

The music of Bach translates easily into musical languages he scarcely could have imagined as he toiled in his study and the choir loft.  Countless composers have found much value in tinkering with his music, which is as it should … Continue reading

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Setting the Stage: Bach at Noon, November 9th

If the music for the first two Bach at Noons this year were somewhat atypical examples from Bach’s monumental oeuvre (a solo soprano cantata in September, and the first Bethlehem performance of an almost motet-like early choral piece in October), … Continue reading

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Bach, Brass & Beyond Wrap-Up

Last spring, after Greg Funfgeld’s fall, and after the Board of Managers decided to postpone our Spring Concert, I volunteered in the Bach Choir office to help contact our patrons to let them know of the postponement and to promise … Continue reading

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Countdown to Bach, Brass & Beyond (Updated)

Philip Metzger has penned an interesting preview of our upcoming concert in the Allentown Morning Call here.  We had an excellent rehearsal on Monday evening, and choir members are now preparing for two intense rehearsals with the brass players on Friday … Continue reading

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Bach, Brass & Beyond: A Choral Celebration

The Choir’s been off to a rapid start this year with the preparation for our Fall Concert, entitled Bach, Brass, and Beyond.  Members of the Bach Choir Family may recall that we had to postpone last year’s much-anticipated Spring Concert when … Continue reading

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Bach at Noon Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone who attended this afternoon’s concert – we had a full crowd and we were very gratified to perform today’s program for such an enthusiastic audience.  What began as a somewhat dreary autumn morning evolved into a glorious … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Bach at Noon Article (with update)

Here’s a link as a reminder about this Tuesday’s upcoming Bach at Noon, including Bach’s B-Minor Flute Suite and Cantata 150.  I’ve added a YouTube of the New Yorker’s classical music critic discussing the use of repeated bass lines throughout … Continue reading

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