Music & Video

Bethlehem Bach Choir 2016 Christmas Concerts

December 10 – 11, 2016

Christmas Oratorio Parts 4, 5, and 6.

Enjoy the 2016 Christmas Concerts featuring the second half of the Christmas Oratorio.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm.
First Presbyterian Church of Allentown
3231 Tilghman Street, Allentown PA.
And much more …..

===> Bach Choir 2016 Christmas Concerts Schedule HERE

Berks Jazz Fest, 19th Annual Jazz Festival

Top performances to check out at the 2009 Berks Jazz Fest:

1. The McCoy Tyner Quintet – 7:30 pm. April 4 Miller Center for the Arts, Reading Community College, 4 N. Second St., Reading, $45.

2. Phoebe Show – 7:30 pm. April 3 Miller Center for the Arts, $45.

3. Bela Fleck – The Africa Project – 7:30 pm. March 30, Miller Center for the Arts, $45.

4. Jason Miles Soul Summit II – 7:30 pm. April 3, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 310 S. Seventh St, Reading. $49.

5. The Tierney Sutton Band – 7:30 and 10:30 pm. March 27 at Gerald Veasley’s Jazz Bass, Crowne Hotel, 1741 Papermill Road, Spring Township, West Reading, $30.

6. Victor Wooten – 10:30 pm March 27, Reading Crowne Hotel Ballroom, 1741 Papermill Road, West Reading, $39.

7. Severn Records Nights – 7:30 pm. March 27 and 28, Inn at Reading Ballroom, 1040 N. Park Road, Reading $38.

8. Rick Braun Tribute to Chet Baker – 10. pm. April 4, Abraham Lincoln Hotel Ballroom, Fifth and Washington Streets, Reading, $35.

The 19th annual VF Outlet Berks Jazz Fest is presented by the Berks Arts Council located in Reading, PA. runs from March 25 to April 5, 2009.

Major Concerts:
Thursday, March 26 – 7:00 p.m. – Reading Crowne Hotel –
Gerald Veasley’s Jazz Basel – Berks Jazz Fest – Preview Concert
Kutztown University Jazz Faculty Group

Friday, March 27 – 7:30 p.m.- Scottish Rite Cathedral – Opening Night Concert – Peter White and Mindi Abair

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Saturday, March 28 -2:00 p.m – Reading Crowne Hotel Ballroom – Sax for Stax – Gerald Albright and Kirk Whalum

Sunday, March 29 – 7:30 p.m. – Scottish Rite Cathedral – Smooth and Souful – Take 6 plus Wayman Tisdale

Friday, April 3 – 7:30 p.m. – Miller Center for the Arts – An Evening With Phoebe Snow

Sovereign Performing Arts Center Box Office hours
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Box Office also open during the day of all performances at the Sovereign Performing Arts Center.

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