• Mr. Daniel Pantano of Concert Operetta Theater performs a selection from Franz Lehár's "The Merry Widow" as part of a concert on October 26, 2014.
  • Ms. Karina Sweeney performs a piece from Franz Lehár's "Frederica", accompanied by Mr. Jose Melendez on piano.
  • Mr. William Davenport and Ms. Jennifer Holbrook perform Franz Lehár's "Merry Widow Waltz."
  • Members of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and the Bach Festival Orchestra perform "Young Meister Bach," a one-act comedic opera, at the German Society on March 2, 2014.
  • The young Meister Bach gets into a brawl in the town square.
  • Members of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem perform.
  • Bach's "Kaffee Kantate," performed by (l-r) Mr. Brian Ming Chu, Ms. Leslie Johnson, and Mr. Stephen Ng.

German music and musicians are world renowned, and music is an important part of the Society’s cultural offerings. The Music Program began more than twenty-five years ago, thanks to the financial largess of Dr. F. William Sundermann, a former Board member and amateur musician. Initially, the focus was on presentations by the Wister Quartet, a distinguished group of Philadelphia Orchestra members. Renowned musicians, such as Maestros Sawallisch and Eschenbach, as pianists, often augmented these concerts. The Sunday afternoon programs had a fairly large audience, largely on a subscription basis. More recently, the number of concerts has been expanded to between eight and ten each year, involving a very diverse collection of musicians anchored by the Wister Quartet, ranging from solo recitals to choral groups, presenting music from the classical repertoire to modern compositions. In 2014, the Society even presented an opera composed by a Society member in honor of our 250th Anniversary. These changes have expanded our audience, with single ticket sales significantly supplementing subscriptions. In addition, the new world class Bösendorfer Konzertflügel has proven to be an attraction to accomplished pianists. Information on our current musical offerings can be found here. Click here to download a brochure of our current Wister concert season.

Ticket Policy: Tickets cost $20 each. A variety of Concert Subscription Packages are also available. If available, single tickets will be on sale at the door on the day of the concert. Tickets are not refundable, but may be exchanged for other concerts, subject to availability. Unused tickets will also be gratefully accepted for resale to benefit the Society (a tax-deductible contribution). Please contact the office to reserve tickets and learn more about our ticketing policies.