Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bethlehem in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Central Moravian Church

A Landmark of American Music

 
 
Central Moravian Church Music Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
1. Central Moravian Church Music Marker
Inscription.
The annual festivals of the Bach Choir
of Bethlehem were initiated on
March 27, 1900 by the first American
performance of the “Mass in B Minor”
of Johann Sebastian Bach.

 
Erected 1976 by The National Music Council, Bach Choir of Bethlehem, and Exxon.
 
Location. 40° 37.132′ N, 75° 22.889′ W. Marker is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Heckewelder Place, on the right when traveling west on Church Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 73 W. Church Street, Bethlehem PA 18018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Frederick Wolle (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemein Haus (within shouting distance of this marker); Gemeinhaus (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Brethren's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Continental Army Honored Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Moravian Community
Central Moravian Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2009
2. Central Moravian Church and Marker
Looking west along Church Street.
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Old Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bethlehem.
 
Also see . . .  A History of Moravian Music. (Submitted on February 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicChurches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Central Moravian Church image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Central Moravian Church
Looking NE from intersection of Main and Church Streets (next to the Brethrens' House).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 692 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement