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2017 ~~ 25th Moravian Music Festival Year!         link to Festival information

Weekly Moravian Music Notes for 60th Anniversary

CALENDAR

 

June 2 ~ Bethlehem Municipal Band Concert, 7:30pm, Bethlehem Rose Garden, Eighth Avenue and W. Union Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA.

June 7 Start     Summer Play-Around Band, New Philadelphia, Moravian Church, all band musicians are invited! The band will meet each Wednesday from 7:00-8:00pm in the church fellowship hall (on the God’s acre side of the church) until August 30. We will play chorales from the green and blue books that are selected by the players. A different local band leader will direct each night. This is a great opportunity to meet new players, learn a new instrument or part, and keep those lips in shape over the summer. Steve Anthony, patriciaanthony@triad.rr.com www.newphilly.org

June 8 ~ Bethabara Concert Band. 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Bring the family, a blanket and picnic dinner. Enjoy hay wagon rides, children’s games, ice cream, Dino’s New York hot dogs, and wonderful music from all eras by the band. Please join us immediately following the concert for the sound of Big Band and swing music. Children’s activities begin at 6 p.m. The Band begins at 7 p.m.

June 12 ~ Sounds of the Summer Pipe Organ Recital Series – Exploring the Tones and Colors of Organs in Winston-Salem, NC. Free. Find more details on Facebook. Centenary Un. Methodist, Ray Ebert, Dreama Lovitt, Tim Olsen, 7:00pm. Free.

June 13 ~ Salem Band Concert – Swinging on a Star – Summer Concert Series “Salem Shining Stars” Tuesday at 7:30 pm (rain date June 14), Salem Square, Winston-Salem, NC; Corner of S. Main St. and Academy St. FREE. Benny Goodman • Carole King • Broadway. Salem Band trombone soloist Lieryn Barnett performing “Swing Lo, Sweet Chariot”

June 17 ~ Moravian Day – 10:00am to 4:00pm on the church green of Central Moravian Church, 73 West Church St., Bethlehem, PA. Festival: activities, music and food for the entire community.

June 17 ~ Bethlehem Municipal Band plays for Moravian Day – Saturday, June 17, 2017 2:30pm on the lawn in historic Bethlehem, PA.

June 20 ~ Advent – Hopewell Band Concert. Arbor Acres; all concerts start at 7pm and last for about an hour. Free.

June 23 ~ Bethlehem Municipal Band Concert, 7:30pm, Bethlehem Rose Garden, Eighth Avenue and W. Union Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA.

June 25 ~ Bethlehem 275th Anniversary Lovefeast Service, 3:00pm, Johnston Hall, Moravian College, North Campus. Contact Becky Owens at rakleintop@hotmail.com to participate in the massed brass band or choir of singers from all Moravian entities.

June 25 ~ Advent – Hopewell Band Concert. Advent Moravian Church; all concerts start at 7pm and last for about an hour. Free.

June 25 ~ Sounds of the Summer Pipe Organ Recital Series – Mt. Tabor Un. Methodist, 7:00pm. Free. Susan H. Bates, Susan K. Foster, Susan Orgain, Winston-Salem, NC. Find more details on Facebook.

June 27 ~ Advent – Hopewell Band Concert. Heritage Woods; all concerts start at 7pm and last for about an hour. Free.

June 25 ~ 6th Annual Moravian Music ConcertPsalm of Joy Ephraim Moravian Church, Ephraim, WI, – 4:00 pm, featuring the combined choirs of Sister Bay Moravian, Sturgeon Bay Moravian and Ephraim Moravian churches.

July 4 ~ Independence Day – MMF Offices Closed

July 4 ~ Independence Day Worship Service, 8:00am on the square in Salem, Winston-Salem, NC. Reading of the Declaration of Independence. Band plays prelude and hymn accompaniment.

July 4 ~ Salem Band Concert – Stars and Stripes – Summer Concert Series “Salem Shining Stars” Tuesday at 7:30 pm (rain date July 5), Salem Square, Winston-Salem, NC; Corner of S. Main St. and Academy St. FREE. Big Bands • Battle Hymn • Armed Forces • Stars & Stripes Forever. Salem Band piccolo soloist Trisha Tuttle performing “Through the Air”

July 4 ~ Bethlehem Municipal Band in Historic Bethlehem, Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 7:30pm in City Center Plaza, 10 W Church Street (bounded by Church and New Streets)

July 5 ~ Rodney Ward, Organist of First Baptist Church, Lenoir, NC – Tannenberg Organ Recital Series, featuring regional organists performing on the 1800 Tannenberg organ. Wednesdays in July, 12 p.m.—12:30 p.m. James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium (900 Old Salem Road) Admission: Free

July 9 ~ Advent – Hopewell Band Concert. Hopewell Moravian Church; all concerts start at 7pm and last for about an hour. Free.

July 9 ~ Bethlehem Municipal Band Concert, 7:30pm, Bethlehem Rose Garden, Eighth Avenue and W. Union Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA.

July 10 ~ Sounds of the Summer Pipe Organ Recital Series – Ardmore Baptist, 7:00pm. Free. Winston-Salem, NC. Free. Find more details on Facebook.

July 11 ~ Advent – Hopewell Band Concert. Salemtowne; all concerts start at 7pm and last for about an hour. Free.

July 12 ~ Theodore Davis, Organist of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD – Tannenberg Organ Recital Series, featuring regional organists performing on the 1800 Tannenberg organ. Wednesdays in July, 12 p.m.—12:30 p.m. James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium (900 Old Salem Road) Admission: Free

July 13 ~ Bethabara Concert Band. 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Bring the family, a blanket and picnic dinner. Enjoy hay wagon rides, children’s games, ice cream, Dino’s New York hot dogs, and wonderful music from all eras by the band. Please join us immediately following the concert for the sound of Big Band and swing music. Children’s activities begin at 6 p.m. The Band begins at 7 p.m.

July 16 ~ Advent – Hopewell Band Concert. Friedberg Moravian Church; all concerts start at 7pm and last for about an hour. Free.

July 19 ~ Richard Gress, Student of Mercer University, Macon GA Tannenberg Organ Recital Series, featuring regional organists performing on the 1800 Tannenberg organ. Wednesdays in July, 12 p.m.—12:30 p.m. James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium (900 Old Salem Road) Admission: Free

July 23 ~ Sounds of the Summer Pipe Organ Recital Series – Ardmore Un. Methodist Church, 7:00pm. Free. Winston-Salem, NC. Free. Find more details on Facebook.

 

MORAVIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL – Winston-Salem, NC

25th Moravian Music Festival  July 23-29, 2017 In Winston-Salem, NC

July 23              Festival Opening Lovefeast, 7:30pm, Home Moravian Church

July 24              Festival – An Elegant Evening, 7:30pm, Trinity Moravian Church

July 25              Salem Band Concert – Best of Salem Band – A special performance as part of the Moravian Music Foundation Festival. Tuesday at 7:30 pm. Salem Square (rain location Home Moravian Church) FREE. American Salute • South Pacific • Polkas. Salem Band euphonium soloist Jeff Whitsett performing the NC premier of “Vignettes”

July 19              Lou Carol Fix, Organist of Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA (week of the Festival!) Tannenberg Organ Recital Series, featuring regional organists performing on the 1800 Tannenberg organ. Wednesdays in July, 12 p.m.—12:30 p.m. James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium (900 Old Salem Road) Admission: Free

July 26              Anthem Sing, 7:30pm, Home Moravian Church

July 27              Festival Concert BandBy A Spring, 7:30pm, Calvary Moravian Church

July 28              Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Sing, O Ye Heavens, 7:30pm, Williams Auditorium, WSSU

July 29              Festival Concert and Closing Singstunde, 9:00am, Home Moravian Church

 

Aug 6 ~ Bethlehem Municipal Band Concert, 7:30pm, Bethlehem Rose Garden, Eighth Avenue and W. Union Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA.

Aug 7 ~ Sounds of the Summer Pipe Organ Recital Series – Davis Mem. Chapel, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, 5:00, 6:00, and 7:00pm. Free. Three 30 minute recitals. Winston-Salem, NC. Free. Find more details on Facebook.

Aug 10 ~ Bethabara Concert Band. 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Bring the family, a blanket and picnic dinner. Enjoy hay wagon rides, children’s games, ice cream, Dino’s New York hot dogs, and wonderful music from all eras by the band. Please join us immediately following the concert for the sound of Big Band and swing music. Children’s activities begin at 6 p.m. The Band begins at 7 p.m.

Aug 18 ~ Bethlehem Municipal Band Concert, 7:30pm, Bethlehem Rose Garden, Eighth Avenue and W. Union Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA.

Aug 20 ~ Sounds of the Summer Pipe Organ Recital Series – Crawford Hall, UNC School of the Arts, 7:00pm. Free. Winston-Salem, NC. Free. Find more details on Facebook.

Aug 27 ~ Bethlehem Municipal Band Concert, 7:30pm, Bethlehem Rose Garden, Eighth Avenue and W. Union Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA.

Sept 14 ~ Bethabara Concert Band. 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Bring the family, a blanket and picnic dinner. Music from all eras by the band. Children’s activities begin at 5:30 p.m. The Band begins at 6:30 p.m.

Sept 15-16        MMF Board Meetings (Winston-Salem)

Sept 16 ~ The Second Annual George Hamilton IV Folksy Music Festival will be Sept. 16th, 2017! Salem Square, Old Salem  Winston-Salem, NC  Old Salem Museums & Gardens 

Sept 17 ~ Moravian Music Foundation Open House at the Archie K Davis Center, 457 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC. 12:00noon to 5:00pm; floating. A schedule of musical groups will be provided on the MMF website and on Facebook. DIRECTIONS  Free and open to the public.

Oct 12 ~  Bethabara Concert Band – Dark in the Park special concert. 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Bring the family, a blanket and picnic dinner. Enjoy hay wagon rides, children’s games, ice cream, Dino’s New York hot dogs, and wonderful music from all eras by the band. Please join us immediately following the concert for the sound of Big Band and swing music. Children’s activities begin at 5:30 p.m. The Band begins at 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 5 ~ German and English Advent Singstunde, 7:00pm, in the Old Chapel on the campus of Central Moravian Church, in partnership with the Moravian Archives (NP) and the Moravian Music Foundation. Free-will offering. Visit: www.moravianchurcharchives.org

 

 

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Mar 2,3,4          Music on the Mountain, a Moravian Music Weekend at Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference and Retreat Center. An opportunity to make music together, to worship, to learn, and to enjoy Moravian fellowship. There will be two tracks for participation, vocal and band (listeners welcome, too). Call Laurel Ridge to register (336) 359-2951    1 (888) 831-5922    info@laurelridge.org     LINK

UNITY BRASS FESTIVAL July 19 – 22, 2018   LINK  Winston-Salem, NC A long weekend of music and fellowship for brass instrument players of all ages and levels. Be a part of an enormous brass ensemble, made up of Moravians from around the world; an experience you will never forget. All in praise and adoration of the one who calls us to be his own.

Performances and worship will take place at locations and churches all over the city. The Massed Brass will perform a Unity Concert at Wait Chapel, on the campus of Wake Forest University, 3:00pm on Sunday.