Bach Choir of Bethlehem (Bethlehem, Pa.)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: SC MS 0068
Overview Collection of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings gathered by J. Mark Frey, related to Lehigh University, Lehigh YMCA, Chinese students, Bethlehem Bach Choir and Bethlehem Steel Corporation. Frey was the secretary of Lehigh YMCA and involved with Americanization and naturalization classes for Bethlehem Steel’s immigrant workers and an enthusiast of the Bethlehem Bach Choir. The collection provides a valuable picture of one employee’s life at Lehigh University in the...
Identifier: SC MS 0087
Overview An interesting collection of musical scores in J. Fred. Wolle’s own hand which exhibits Wolle’s diverse musical talent. Although, Wolle is primarily known as a serious J. S. Bach scholar and founder of the Bethlehem Bach Choir, the musical scores included in this collection display both his creative side with student chorus songs of humorous nature as well as serious hymns written for church liturgies. The collection contains an assortment of secular and sacred music and two songs that...
Identifier: SC MS 0236
Overview This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings relating to the Bach Choir’s first appearance outside Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This event occurred in January 1917 appearing in Carnegie Hall, New YorkCity as a featured participant in the New York Philharmonic’s 75th anniversary festival. Charles Schwab of Bethlehem Steel Company generously paid for the trip to New York. Lehigh University’s Henry Drinker provided the logistics for getting the 300 members of the Choir to New York for the...
Identifier: SC MS 0014
Overview Personal papers of William L. Estes, Jr., M.D. Includes diary of his experiences as Army surgeon in World War I, and papers relating to his subsequent medical career in Bethlehem, Pa., and his civic activities in that city.