Monthly Archives: May 2016

109th Bethlehem Bach Festival Wrap-Up

A couple hours ago, the last event of 109 concluded in Peter Hall on Moravian College’s lovely Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, with the awarding of the prizes in the Ninth Biennial Bach Vocal Competition for Young American Singers.  I attended … Continue reading

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Festival Weekend I Wrap-Up

The first weekend of the 109th Bethlehem Bach Festival is a wrap, and I’ve had a couple days to ponder the joy and significance of our offerings.  A very hectic schedule had me sticking only to the two concerts I … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Creating a (Fictional) Cantata By Johann Sebastian Bach

Ed. Note:  For a very special post, I’m delighted to turn over the reins to New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Belfer, who shares the story of her new novel, And After the Fire, written with musicological assistance from her husband, longtime … Continue reading

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Festival Week Update

Brace yourself for a long, omnibus post.  It’s the week of the 109th Bethlehem Bach Festival, and things are coming together marvelously.  Follow this link to a complete schedule of the events. Rehearsal Update: We’ve had two evening choral/orchestral rehearsals, … Continue reading

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