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FROM THE BACH AND HANDEL CHORALE OF JIM THORPE
A MESSAGE TO OUR MEMBERS AND PATRONS
REGARDING COVID-19

Due to the challenges presented by the current coronavirus situa-tion, a concern for the safety of our chorale members, orchestra members and patrons, and in compliance with state and federal guidelines to date the Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the spring season of the Bach and Handel Chorale.

While we hope to be back in good voice in the fall, there is no way of knowing when the country will be returning to "business as usual". It is certainly our intent to return in the fall to begin celebrating The Bach and Handel Chorale’s 37th season. We will share additional information as it becomes available.

The annual spring raffle has been postponed indefinitely. There are plans underway to hold it in conjunction with a summer fund-raiser, if possible. In any event, please be assured of our commit-ment to hold the raffle and award all prizes as the situation per-mits.

BHC's fund-raising event Dine and Dance with Becky and the Beasts has been indefinitely postponed. We are considering moving it to later in the year, as circumstances may permit.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to re-spond to this message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Please take good care of yourselves and each other.

We appreciate your patronage and support, and we look for-ward to seeing you all soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Artistic Director and Conductor

Welcome to our 2019 – 2020 season of music presented to and for you.
Each year, the chorale performs a Benefit Concert for a worthwhile cause and donates all the profits from the concert to that cause. This year, our concert in November will be performed for Autism Awareness. We hope you are able to attend and support this very worthwhile cause.

Our Jim Thorpe, Ringtown and Trexlertown concerts are offered for your “getting in the Christmas Spirit” mood, as well as praising and thanking our God for the wonderful gift of his son. We hope that you will enjoy the many wonderful and heartwarming pieces of music chosen to celebrate the arrival and birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We have added a concert to our season this year in which we will experience the passion of Christ. On Palm Sunday evening we will present a Passion concert in which the pieces talk about the suffering and death of Jesus. Included will be “The Seven Last Words of Christ”, which I composed back in 1991. We hope that this concert will draw you closer to his suffering, crucifixion and death, so that we will all feel the full impact as we await his resurrection on Easter Day.
And, we will perform our spring Concert with Festival Orchestra in Trinity Lutheran Church in Lehighton. With its wonderful acoustics, massive organ and amazing people, you will not want to miss this concert filled with amazing choral literature by Bach and Handel.

So, I invite you to be a part of our musical experiences as we span the fall through spring seasons, hoping to inspire you and hoping to give you Peace, comfort and jubilation. I will look forward to seeing you and greeting you at our concerts.

With gratitude,

Randall Douglas Perry

Artistic Director and Conductor

 

 

 
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