In addition to the Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s Dec. 7 and 8 concerts, Bel Canto, the youth choir affiliated with the Bach Choir, is holding its winter concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 7, St. John Windish Church, Bethlehem.
“Patrons can do a double-header,” says Joy Hirokawa, Bel Canto director. “The can go to the Bel Canto concert at 2, go out to dinner and then go to the Bach Choir concert.”
Hirokawa says Bel Canto’s program is eclectic and she’s very excited about it.
She says one...
Christmas Bach: The Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s annual Christmas Concerts, with Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld, joined by members of the Bach Festival Orchestra and soloists, presents J.S. Bach’s “Magnificat,” which the choir first performed in 1903, and, for the first time, the choir performs G. F. Handel’s “Messiah,” Part One, 8 p.m. Dec. 7, First Presbyterian Church, Cedar Crest and Tilghman streets, Allentown, and 4 p.m. Dec. 8, First Presbyterian Church, 2344 Center St.,...
Have you ever gone to the Christmas tree farm and cut down a tree, only to find when you got it home, there was a little eight-legged stowaway among the branches?
Erin Ferguson and her two daughters have. “We’ve been cutting down live trees for years and we always got a spider in our Christmas tree,” Ferguson says.
“One year, we named one Earl and joked about it all season. He became a part of our family and it started a yearly Christmas tradition of welcoming Earl back into...
Apart from being an intriguing yarn about mobsters, labor unions and United States political conspiracy theories, “The Irishman” is a character study about some real characters, actual and fictional.
It’s also a cinematic reunion of some of the greatest actors of a generation in the past five decades.
“The Irishman” is a particularly Pennsylvania story.
Director Martin Scorsese brings together Robert De Niro as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (1920 - 2003), a high-ranking...
Douglas Wiltraut has received the Robert Sanstrom Prize, a Gold Medal, and $5,000, as an honorarium, for his painting, “Fading Away” (2018, egg tempera on panel, 22 in. x 33 in.) at the 65th Annual Exhibition of the National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic (NSPCA) held at the Salmagundi Club, New York City.
The organization was founded in the 1950s and the society’s top prize, named for Robert Sanstrom, can only be received once in an artist’s lifetime. Sanstrom was an...
LV Zoo lights “Winter Lights”: The sixth annual “Christmas Décor Winter Light Spectacular” continues through Dec. 29, Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville. In addition to 1.2 million lights, said to be more than that at any other holiday lights attraction in Pennsylvania, there are a pair of reindeer, holiday scenes, performances, interactions with characters, fire pits and hot chocolate. Proceeds from the event support conservation projects and programs at Lehigh Valley...
“Sing-Along-Messiah” will be performed by a community choir and soloists, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Zion’s United Church of Christ, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
Handel’s work will feature four soloists: Pamela E. Jones, soprano; Carole Burkhardt, contralto; Lane Conklin McCord, tenor, and Brian Ming Chu, baritone.
The concert is presented by The Lehigh Conference of Churches.
The event is free and open to the public.
The first-ever “Holiday Market Sale” will be held 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 6, Rooms B and C, The Frank Banko Educational Conference Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem.
Local vendors will be selling their crafts, including jewelry, giftware and décor.
Proceeds from the sale benefit the auxiliary of Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg.
Q. My 15-year-old stepson told his dad that he doesn’t want me to tell him what to do. He would rather his dad (my husband) tell him. I try to make sure homework and chores are done before his dad gets home so they can spend time together. I understand that being a stepparent can be thankless, but I am a maid, chauffeur, chef, scheduler, and more, and now don’t have enough authority to ask my stepson to take out the garbage. What can I do?
“The stepmother needs to take a step back and...
I’m trying to get a head start on my holiday planning. I’m debating whether or not to give gift cards as holiday presents this year. I would like to know if giving a gift card is too impersonal.
Gift certificates have a reputation for being unthoughtful, but they can be great choices because they allow the recipient the freedom to choose his or her own gift. Whenever you give someone a gift card, you thought of that person and were generous...