From the Conductor and Artistic Director – 2022 - 2023 Season
It is always a pleasure to start a new season with the Bach and Handel Chorale. It invites many new things into their lives, new music, new friends and lasting memories.
This season marks our 38th season of performing works by Bach, Handel and other composers. It is full of wonderful music that is enjoyed by the chorale members as well as our audiences.
This year, our Christmas Concert in Jim Thorpe will be held in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, in Jim Thorpe. We had planned on performing in our usual venue, St. Mark’s Episcopal, but sadly they do not have a heating system at this time and it must be replaced. The world being what it is presently, they cannot commit that there will in fact be heat in the building for our concert. So, we all agreed to use caution and schedule our concert at St. Joseph. It is a beautiful church building with wonderful acoustics and we look forward to performing there.
Our repeat Christmas Concerts will also be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tannersville, PA and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Trexlertown, PA. Please consult our website for times of concerts.
On April 2nd, 2023, we will again present our Palm Sunday Concert in St. John’s Lutheran Church, 319 South Avenue in Jim Thorpe, beginning at 4:00 pm.
An additional concert will be added to our already hectic schedule. On April 16, the chorale will be performing as a guest of the Concert Series at Jerusalem Lutheran Church in Schuylkill Haven, PA beginning at 3:00 pm.
And finally, we will be joined for the first time since the Covid Pandemic, by our Festival Orchestra on Saturday, June 3rd in St. Joseph’s Church in Jim Thorpe. (Pending).
So as you can see, we have many concerts for you to enjoy and we hope to see you at some or all of them. May God bless you abundantly as you help us celebrate our 38th year!
Randall Douglas Perry
Artistic Director and Conductor