Salisbury Press

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Bach Choir holding new member, scholar auditions

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will hold New Member Auditions by appointment Sept. 5, 7 and 8, Heckewelder House, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem.

Singers accepted into the internationally-renowned choir will participate in five concerts during the 2019-2020 concert season, as well as the 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival. They will have the option to perform at the Bachfest in Leipzig Germany in June 2020 and to participate in The Choir’s acclaimed “Bach to School” and “Bach at Noon” educational outreach programs.

The audition consists of each singer performing one or two songs or arias of their choice. some vocalization and sight-reading. An accompanist is provided.

High School Seniors may audition for the Choral Scholars program.

During the upcoming season, the Choir will perform at the following: Touchstone Theatre’s Festival Unbound, Oct. 6; Christmas Concerts, Dec. 7 and 8; Family Concerts, Feb. 29 and March 1, 2020; Spring Concert, March 29, 2020; 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival, May 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2020, and 2020 European Tour at the Leipzig Bachfest, June 2020.

The repertoire for the season includes: Handel’s “Messiah,” Bach’s “Magnificat” and “Easter Oratorio” and the “Mass in B Minor.”

Weekly rehearsals are 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Mondays, First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem.

Audition times are: 4 - 6 p.m. Sept. 5; 10 a.m. - noon Sept. 7, and 3 - 5 p.m. Sept. 8.

Audition information: bach.org

To schedule audition: 610-866-4382, ext. 110