The focus of the Bach-Appella Competition was a cappella ensemble singing; choreography was not included in the judging process.

The Swingle Singers were featured on the TV pilot episode, “Glee,” and their repertoire spans the musical world from Bach to the Beatles – and all accompanied by their own vocal rhythm section.

For further info: bach.org

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Arts Around Town: 1803 House The 1803 House in Emmaus, Lehigh Co., is gearing up for its second annual "Very Merrie Halloween craft show and fall festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, on the grounds at 55 S. Keystone Ave. Kids are welcome to come in costume and participate in a parade and pumpkin decorating.

Jamie Smith of Sweet Memories will have a haunted gingerbread house display. Also featured will be juried fall and Halloween crafts and creations, Arts Around Town: A Very Merry Halloween locally grown produce and fall décor under the Harvest Tent, an apple pie baking contest, Halloween storytelling, and a catered pig roast and homemade soup. The 1803 House will be open for tours. All proceeds from the festival will benefit the preservation and maintenance of the historic structure.

For further info: 1803house.org

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Arts Around Town: West End Oktoberfest The West End Alliance is holding its 5th annual West End Oktoberfest on North 19th and Liberty streets near the Allentown Fairgrounds on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., featuring an array of musical entertainment and kids’ activities. In addition to polka, music will be provided by The Muhlenberg AcaFellas, and the Dave Goddess Group, plus others.

For further info: westendoktoberfest.com

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Arts Around Town: Allentown House Tour The 36th annual Old Allentown Preservation Association House Tour will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., showcasing 12 unique, finely restored period homes and six additional homes highlighting the FUSE SPACES art show and 14 recognizable artists from the Lehigh Valley.

For further info: oldallentown.org                               

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