Bethlehem Bach Festival

Friday, May 17, 2024

Various Venues

116th Bethlehem Bach Festival

Our largest event of the year takes place in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, traditionally on the campus of Lehigh University and on the historic grounds of the Moravian community.

Welcome to our 116th Bethlehem Bach Festival! The Bach Choir is honored to once again welcome you to the community that comes together each year for Festival, to celebrate the glorious music of J.S. Bach and other composers and the connections we make hearing it. You belong here as we share this wondrous Festival together.

Festival Artist-in-Residence 2024
Vincent Lauzer

Christopher Jackson, Artistic Director and Conductor welcomes Vincent Lauzer, recorder, as our 2024 Artist-in-Residence.

Hailed for his athletic and virtuoso playing and for his sensitive interpretations, recorder player Vincent Lauzer leads an active career as a performer, artistic director, and teacher. He is the Artistic Director of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival, works with Arion Baroque Orchestra to develop programs for young audiences, and since November 2022, he has been the Co-Artistic Director of the Montreal Baroque Festival. In October 2018, his recording of Vivaldi’s concertos with Arion Baroque Orchestra was awarded a Diapason d’Or by the French magazine Diapason. Winner of several prizes in national and international competitions, he has been awarded the Fernand Lindsay Career Award and was named Révélation Radio-Canada in 2013–2014 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2012 Opus Awards.

Second Weekend ~ May 17
Join us in 2024 for a celebration of music and friendship!
(Repertoire, soloists and venues all subject to change.)

116th Bethlehem Bach Festival – Bach Outdoors!
May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Payrow Plaza
10 East Church Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

The Barnette Distinguished Scholar Lecture- Dr. Marissen
May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem
420 E. Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Bach at 4
May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Incarnation of Our Lord Church
617 Pierce St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Chamber Music in the Saal
May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Moravian Museum of Bethlehem
66 W. Church St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Bach at 8
May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Packer Memorial Church
18 University Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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