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The Bach Choir of Bethlehem performs Bach and Handel in spring concert


Artistic Director and Conductor Dr. Christopher Jackson presents two masterpieces for The Bach Choir at this year’s spring concert: J.S. Bach’s “Easter Oratorio” and George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah, Part 3.”

“The Bach Choir of Bethlehem Spring Concert: The Music of Bach and Handel,” slated for 4 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, 2744 Center St., Bethlehem, offers the audience music of rebirth and spring awakening.

It also completes the choir’s full performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” which began with Part 1 at the 2019 Christmas concert. Listeners will find that J.S. Bach’s “Easter Oratorio” and Handel’s “Messiah, Part 3” both offer a sense of salvation and redemption.

Performing with The Bach Festival Orchestra, Dr. Christopher Jackson and the choir also welcome soloists Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Daniel Taylor, counter-tenor; Isaiah Bell, tenor; and Harrison Hintzsche, baritone.

This will be the inaugural spring concert under the direction of Conductor Jackson. Reflecting on the repertoire, he invites audience members to: “Join us for a wondrous journey exploring rebirth, resurrection, and triumph at this year’s spring concert. Featuring Bach’s iconic “Easter Oratorio” and Part 3 of Handel’s masterpiece, “Messiah,” we usher in spring through this musical celebration of the renewal of life.”

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