11 Nov 2017
Central Moravian Church
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem
Gotthold Schwartz, Thomaskantor
THOMANERCHOR - an extraordinary event you won't want to miss!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
4pm • Central Moravian Church
6pm • Benefactor Cocktails, Dinner & Auction
Saucon Valley Country Club
The world-famous Thomanerchor (Saint Thomas Boys Choir), Bach's own choir from Leipzig, Germany will make one of their U.S. appearances this year in Bethlehem!
Established in the year 1212, the Thomanerchor was led by J.S. Bach for 27 years and together they premiered many of his works.
Program includes three Bach motets – Der Geist Hilft; Komm, Jesu, Komm; and Fürchte dich nicht along with works by Heinrich Schütz, Johann Hermann Schein, and Felix Mendelssohn.
The music of J.S. Bach was first performed in the United States in Bethlehem at the Moravian Church. As we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, join The Bach Choir of Bethlehem to hear this exquisite music performed by these supremely talented young men right here in Bethlehem.