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'Bach at Noon' to resume in Bethlehem

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 by The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem begins its 2014 Winter-Spring "Bach at Noon," Jan. 14, Central Moravian Church, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.

Greg Funfgeld's "Bach at Noon" programming for 2014 continues to explore the music of Bach and Mozart.

The Jan. 14 concert opens with Thomas Goeman performing Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in F Major BWV 540 for organ and continues with members of the Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra performing the "Kyrie" and "Gloria" from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Coronation Mass KV 317 and Mozart's motet "Ave Verum Corpus," K. 618.

Funfgeld introduces the concert with an informal talk.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Come early to be sure of a seat. A free-will offering will be received.

Other concert dates are Feb. 12, March 11 and April 8.

Bach at Noon is an arts initiative that has been acclaimed regionally and nationally. It continues to draw close to capacity audiences seven times a year on second Tuesdays, September through November and January through April, reaching a total of around 6,500.

The free concert series was conceived as a community development initiative and to educate new audiences about Bach's music. It has expanded the profile of Bethlehem as a center for Bach, and contributed significantly to the year-round cultural vitality of the city's historic downtown.

It also provides accessible and ongoing music education for all ages including students (grade-school through college), senior citizen groups, downtown residents and business people, and visitors from out of town.

Information: 610-866-4382, ext. 15 or 10; Bach.org