From the Conductor and Artistic Director – 2021 - 22 Season
It is indeed my pleasure to “welcome you back” on behalf of the members of the Bach and Handel Chorale and Festival Orchestra after our long delay of concerts due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. We have missed singing together but most of all, singing and performing for you. We are excited to start rehearsing for our 2021 – 22 season, our 37th year.
While we know that the pandemic has altered the lives of many, including myself, one thing that it has not been able to take away is music. While churches, concert halls and other musical venues were closed, the music was always there; always just waiting to be performed. Happily, we have now arrived at that point and we rejoice.
We have several concerts lined up for this season, including our Annual Christmas Concert at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jim Thorpe, who has undergone a wonderful transition and has asked us to perform in their beautiful and historic church once again. We could not be happier. Our other Christmas concerts are also scheduled in Ringtown and Trexlertown as well. Please consult our website schedule for information on when and where.
We will also be performing our first Palm Sunday Concert that was cancelled last year due to covid. The concert is to be held in our rehearsal and spiritual home, The Lutheran Church of St. John’s in the Heights, in Jim Thorpe. We are looking forward to that concert and performing in the beautiful German Lutheran church building.
Our spring concert with Festival Orchestra and our Annual Benefit concert will be at a time, date and location to be determined. Please consult our website in a few months at www.bhchorale.org to obtain information.
We especially thank those who have supported us monetarily throughout the pandemic to help keep us from closing down. It is appreciated more than can be said.
Again, welcome back and we look forward to seeing you at some or all of our concerts.
Randall Douglas Perry
Artistic Director and Conductor