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2019 BACH FESTIVAL

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The 112th Bethlehem Bach Festival. Tickets: bach.org; 610-866-4382

Directions, parking: bach.org/directions-parking/

Friday, May 10, 17

Bach Outdoors: Festival Brass Choir, Bach Festival Orchestra principal violist Paul Miller, electric violin, noon, Payrow Plaza, Bethlehem City Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem. Free

Distinguished Scholar Lecture: Dr. Michael Marissen: “Significance of Calov Bible,” 2 p.m., Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Lehigh University, Bethlehem. Free.

Chamber Music in the Saal: Ronn McFarlane, lute, 4 p.m., Second floor, Moravian Museum, 66 W. Church St., Bethlehem. Not handicapped accessible.

Bach at 4: Cantata 111 “Was Mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit”; Georg Philipp Telemann: “Sonata for Oboe,” Mary Watt, Bach Festival Orchestra principal oboe; Funeral Cantata: “Du aber, Daniel, gehe hin,” 4 p.m., Incarnation of Our Lord Church, 617 Pierce St., Bethlehem. Pre-concert chorale sing-a-long.

Bach at 8 concert preview, dinner, discussion, Moravian College Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence Larry Lipkis. 5:45 p.m., Butz Lobby, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue

Bach at 8: Bach Cantatas: 146 “Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen,” 149 “Man Singet mit Freuden vom sieg,” 8 p.m., Packer Memorial Church, 18 University Drive, Lehigh University

Saturday, May 11, 18

Ifor Jones Chamber Music Concert: “The Day Is Done” by Gwyneth Walker; Bach: Duet from Cantata 93; Alexander: “Faith is the Bird That Feels the Light”; Todd: “Ave Verum”; Walker: “I’ve Known Rivers - Jump Right In,” Bel Canto Youth Chorus; Bach’s Concerti for Three and Four Harpsichords BWV 1064 and 1065, Funfgeld, Goeman, Heimann and Moersch, 10:30 a.m., Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue

Festival Luncheon, talk by Festival soloist, 12:30 p.m., Butz Lobby, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue.

The Mass in B Minor, Part 1: 2:30 p.m. Part 2: 4:30 p.m., Packer Church.

Zimmermann’s Coffee House: German fare, wine and beer for purchase; Baroque chamber music by youth musicians, Greg Funfgeld and friends. 7:30 p.m., Peter Hall, 348 Main St., Hurd Campus, Moravian College