Northampton Press

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Command performance: Theatre of Early Music ‘Coronation’ fit for a king at Bach Choir annual gala

Sunday, October 20, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

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Anyone who loves the television shows, “Downton Abbey” (and now the movie) and “The Crown,” or follows the British Royal Family, won’t want to miss the American premiere of “The Coronation of King George II,” a theatrical and musical recreation of the crowning of the British king in 1727 in London’s Westminster Abbey.

The 3 p.m. Oct. 26 event, the Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s Gala Concert, is presented by Canada’s Theatre of Early Music, in St. John’s...

Innovation, tradition guides Funfgeld in Bach Choir 122nd season

Sunday, October 20, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s 122nd season is marked by “innovation and new ideas steeped in tradition,” says Greg Funfgeld, Bach Choir artistic director and conductor.

The season, which culminates with an international tour to Bachfest in Leipzig Germany in June, highlights the impact music has in everyone’s lives, in the past and as a guide toward the future.

“Our strength is that we have not been afraid of innovation, but yet stay connected to our roots,” Funfgeld says of...

Bach Choir season schedule

Sunday, October 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Gala Concert: Theatre of Early Music presents “Coronation of King George II,” 3 p.m. Oct. 26, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown. A recreation of the the coronation of King George II amid the orchestral and choral pageantry of English court, conducted by Canadian countertenor Daniel Taylor.

Bach at Noon, 12:10 p.m. Nov. 12, Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem. Bach Choir performs Georg Philipp Telemann’s “Sonatas for Violin, Viola da Gamba, and Harpsichord” and Bach’s “...

Janet and Malcolm Gross being honored for years of dedication to Baum School

Sunday, October 20, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Janet and Malcolm Gross have been longtime benefactors of The Baum School Of Art.

At the annual Baum School of Art Fall Gala, Oct. 19, Janet and Malcolm Gross will be honored for their support of the Baum School and the arts.

This year, the Gala is at the Barristers Club, Allentown, beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 with a cocktail hour.

There will be a performance by singer-songwriter and chanteuse Phoebe Legere.

Kacper Abolik, whose exhibition, “Year of the Dog,”...

Lehigh County senior menus

Sunday, October 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, October 16: Creamed turkey, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, biscuit, orange gelatin.

Thursday, October 17: Pork and peas carbonara, Italian vegetable blend, spaghetti, fresh fruit salad.

Friday, October 18: Cheeseburger, French onion soup, carrot raisin salad, sandwich roll, cabbage.

Monday, October 21: Ranch baked chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, green and wax beans, dinner roll, pineapple.

Tuesday, October 22...

Healthy Geezer: Ear wax detailed

Sunday, October 20, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’ve been getting lots of ear wax lately. Please tell me this has nothing to do with getting older.

I wish I could. Ear-wax problems are just one more indignity seniors have to deal with. I sympathize with your annoyance.

As you age, your eardrums often thicken and the bones of the middle ear and other structures are affected. Hearing sharpness may decline because of changes in the auditory nerve. Impacted ear wax is another cause of trouble hearing and is more common with...

Renowned organist to concert tour born

Sunday, October 20, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

When Amanda Mole was studying organ at the conservatory, students were told that if they thought they were going to be touring concert performers, they might as well forget about it.

“I knew I wanted to be a concert organist,” she says. “I just never said it out loud.”

Today the 33-year-old is one of the leading concert organists of her generation and the winner of numerous international competitions.

At 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Mole will perform her first Lehigh Valley concert...

Anderson Trio concert salutes Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman

Sunday, October 20, 2019 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Peter & Will Anderson Trio presents “Artie Meets Benny,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

The concert will feature contemporary takes on the music of Swing Band era bandleaders Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman. There will be discussion of their music and place in history and vintage clips of Shaw and Goodman.

The Andersons will present a separate concert in the Rodale Room for area high school students...


Sunday, October 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Chamber stage: The “Chamber on Stage” series continues at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 with the return of Stefano Greco to Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The program is: Beethoven, “Sonata No. 32 C minor Variations” and “Sonata No. 17: The Tempest,” and Liszt, “Vallée d’Obermann,” “Les Jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este” and “Rigoletto Paraphrase.” Greco has performed at the Festival of Castleton; Opera City Concert Hall, Tokyo, and Lincoln Center, New York. He has been heard on CNN, RAI International, and...

LV Storytelling Guild in Halloween programs

Sunday, October 20, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild is presenting programs for Halloween.

Said Charles Kiernan, president of the Guild, “Let’s be clear. This is not story time. This is the oral tradition. These are the tales the bards told to their royal audiences, the tales the Irish Seanchaí told in the taverns, and the tales told around countless campfires.”

“We are hardwired for story. Story can define who we are. In the case of Halloween stories, it can define what we fear. What we think...