~ MORAVIAN MUSIC SUNDAY CONCERT – Moramus Chorale with the Home Church Choir. Premiere of MISSA BREVIS by John Mochnick. Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 3:00p.m., Home Moravian Church sanctuary, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC. Music@Home Concert Series – Free; donations appreciated.
Director: Drake Flynt, Director of Music at King Moravian Church, and conductor of the Great Sabbath Service of Music and Moramus Chorale. He is president of Second Nature Gardens, Ltd.
Accompanist: Mary Louise Kapp Peeples
CONTACT: 457 South Church Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Telephone: (336) 725-0651
Rehearsals: Fourth Tuesday of the month 7:00 – 9:00pm. Fries Memorial Moravian Church, 251 Hawthorne Rd N, Winston-Salem, NC
Committee: Moramus Chorale President, Carol Southerland
40th SEASON ANNIVERSARY CONCERT – Nov. 20, 2016 Hanes Auditorium, Elberson Fine Arts Center, Salem College, 3:00 p.m. Free; donations appreciated.
Moravian Music Sunday Concert, April 24, 2016, 3:00pm, Home Moravian Church, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC. Moramus Chorale & Home Church Choir in Concert. Moravian Music Sunday is celebrated with solo, choral, and orchestral music of contemporary, classical, and historical Moravian composers. See also Music@Home Concert Series
Several anthems by Moravian composer and pastor, the Rev. Francis Florentine Hagen will be featured, in celebration of his 200th anniversary. Those present will be invited to sing hymns. The service will feature a setting of the Ave Verum Corpus, by Mozart; and Jesus Christus, Nostra Salus was translated and composed, by Dirk French (a member of Moramus), from an ancient text of the Unitas Fratrum. The Rev. Linda Browne, Chaplain of Salemtowne, will preside.
Francis Florentine Hagen 200th Anniversary Concert
Saturday, October 17, 2015 3:00 pm
Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center, Winston-Salem, NC
A concert in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Salem Composer Francis Florentine Hagen (1815 – 1907) the composer of “Morning Star,” who was born in Salem, and pastor of Bethania, Friedland, Mt. Bethel, Friedberg, York, Bethlehem, New Dorp, and New York.
Pre-concert talk : “The Man Who Wrote ‘The Morning Star” by The Rev. Dr. Nola Reed Knouse, Director of the Moravian Music Foundation.
Hagen choral works performed by The Moramus Chorale
Singing of “Morning Star”
Hagen’s works for organ and piano
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~ Unitas Chorale Annual Concert
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm, Emmaus Moravian Church, Emmaus, PA. The Concert will celebrate 275 years of music-making in Bethlehem and the musical legacy of Emmaus Moravian Church (270th Anniversary), with music by historical and living Moravian composers. Celebrating its 21st season of music-making, the Unitas Chorale is the Northern Province performing arm of the Moravian Music Foundation. Gwyneth Michel, Director Donna Ambler, Accompanist Visit www.moravianmusic.org for information. See also Facebook for details.
Director: Gwyneth A. Michel
Accompanist: Donna K. Ambler
CONTACT: 41 West Locust Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 Telephone: (610) 866-3340
Rehearsals: January through April, on the first, third, and fifth Sundays of the month. First Rehearsal: Sunday, January 17, 2016, 3:00 – 5:00pm. College Hill Moravian Church, 72 West Laurel Street, Bethlehem, PA
Oct. 27 ~ Bethlehem 275th Anniversary Concert, An Evening of Moravian Music – Thursday, 7:30 pm; Central Moravian Church. A concert celebrating 275 years of music in Bethlehem, featuring Central Moravian Church Choir and the Unitas Chorale. Presented in conjunction with the 5th Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music. Visit www.moravianconferences.org for information.
Both Moramus, in North Carolina, and Unitas, in the Lehigh Valley, are concert-level and recording-level performance ensembles. They have premiered new works by living composers and presented “first modern performances” of many (newly edited) works by historic composers. Both groups seek talented singers, with an interest in Moravian music, who welcome a challenge and are committed to excellence.