From the Artistic Director and Conductor
Dear Friends and Patrons of the Bach and Handel Chorale,
I am pleased to welcome you and to invite you and your friends to the Bach and Handel Chorale’s thirty fourth year of bringing the music of Bach, Handel and other masters to the greater Northeastern Pennsylvania area and beyond. We are excited to bring to you our various concerts for the 2017- 2018 Season.
This year, we will be performing only one Jim Thorpe Christmas Concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Race Street, in Jim Thorpe, as well as two repeat concerts at other locations.
Our Spring Concert will see the chorale joined by the Festival Orchestra performing the three choral movements of Bach’s Cantata BWV 80 “Ein Feste burg...” (A Mighty Fortress), in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. We will also perform several choruses from works of Handel and other composers. Also included will be some piano and orchestra works of modern composers. We will have a change of venue for this concert to Christ Lutheran Church in Penn Forest Township, just outside of Jim Thorpe. Christ Lutheran is a wonderful place to make music and we are looking forward to that concert with great anticipation.
Our Benefit concert will be held with all proceeds from the concert being donated to Turn to Us, an organization that helps those in need.
We invite you to be a part of our 34th year and welcome you to all of our concerts. As we prepare and anticipate our 35th milestone concert in 2019, we will continue to do what we do best; perform music of the masters to our dedicated audience of those who hunger and thirst for this music.
God bless all of you abundantly and I hope to see you at one or all of our concerts.
Yours in Christian Love,
Randall Douglas Perry
Artistic Director and Conductor