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2016 ~~ 60th Anniversary Year!

2017 ~~ 25th Moravian Music Festival Year! 

2018 ~~ 3rd Moravian Unity Brass Festival Year! INFO

Weekly Moravian Music Notes for 60th Anniversary

2018 CALENDAR

Jan 14 ~  Martin Luther King Day Celebration: Louise Toppin, soprano, with John O’Brien, pianist, Music@Home Concert Series. 3:00pm, Home Moravian Church Saal

Jan 15 ~ The offices of MMF in Winston-Salem and Bethlehem will be closed in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 21 ~ Hymn Sing in the Kleiner Saal (small hall). 2:00pm. Learn about American hymnody with Becky Lepore. Music at Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA, 610-866-5661. Free. . Concerts at Central

Feb 6 ~ Salem Band Winter Concert, Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:30 pm, Hanes Auditorium in the Elberson FAC, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC. FREE. The program includes “Overture to Candide” by Bernstein, “Finale” from Symphony No.5 by Tchaikovsky, “Carmen Suite,” and other classics by Still, Grainger, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Handel, and more.

Feb 8 ~ Lunchtime LectureBack to the Cherokee Nation; Stories from Volume 7, Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokee, Richard Starbuck, speaker. Lunchtime Lectures are held at 12:15 p.m. in the Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall of the Archie K. Davis Center. DIRECTIONS Free and open to the public. You are welcome to bring your lunch! Complete Lecture Schedule

Feb 11 ~ Chamber Music in the Chapel; Baroque and Classical music with Becky Brown, violin, and Becky Lepore. 4:00pm. Music at Central Moravian Church, Chapel, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA, 610-866-5661. Suggested donation, $10. . Concerts at Central

Feb 13 ~ Bach at Noon –A Cantata Series The Bach Choir of Bethlehem 12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m. Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA. Please visit www.BACH.org for more information. Free.

Feb. 17 ~ Talent Show Fundraiser – an evening of fun to benefit the Unity Brass Festival this summer, Raleigh Moravian Church.

Feb 18 ~ Rehearsals begin for Salem Congregation Great Sabbath Service of Music and Worship; singers welcome, music is provided. Drake Flynt, conductor; Mary Louise Kapp Peeples, organist. Rehearse Feb. 18, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18; 3:30 – 5:00pm at Home Church in CE bldg. rm 101. Dress Reh. March 23, 7:00pm in Home Church sanctuary. Service Saturday, March 31, 2018, 7:00pm, Home Moravian Church, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC. Sign up through Mallie Graham at 336-924-9409 or wgraham@triad.rr.com

Feb 25 ~ Forgotten Clefs; a unique Renaissance wind ensemble, 3:00p.m. Music@Home Concert Series – Sanctuary: Home Moravian Church, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC. Free; donations appreciated. www.facebook.com/HMCMusicAtHome

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).   LINK  Call Laurel Ridge to register (336) 359-2951    1 (888) 831-5922    info@laurelridge.org Registration includes lodging and meals and music. Instrumentalists, please bring a wire music stand.

Mar 8 ~ Lunchtime LectureSo, Who Was John Cennick?; Nola R. Knouse. Lunchtime Lectures are held at 12:15 p.m. in the Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall of the Archie K. Davis Center. DIRECTIONS Free and open to the public. You are welcome to bring your lunch! Complete Lecture Schedule

Mar 9 ~ The Moravian Chamber Music Legacy, by Vivaldi Project: Elizabeth Field, violin, Allison Nyquist, violin, Stephanie Vial, cello; Friday, March 9th at 7:30pm. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 North Oakland Street, Arlington, VA, Tickets at the door: $20/$10 students. Program includes string trios by J.C. Bach, John Antes, Ignaz Klausek (discovered in the Salem Collegium Musicum collection), Haydn, and a string quintet by Johann Friedrich Peter

March 13 ~ Bach at Noon –A Cantata Series The Bach Choir of Bethlehem 12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m. Sanctuary, Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA. Please visit www.BACH.org for more information. Free.

March 16 ~ Student Trumpet and Voice Recital; Moravian College students Joseph Hall and Kayleigh Bennett. 7:30pm. Sanctuary, Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA, 610-866-5661. Free. Concerts at Central

March 18 ~ Spring Organ and Brass Concert; Mainstreet  Brass and organist, Becky Lepore. 4:00pm. Music at Central Moravian Church, Sanctuary, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA, 610-866-5661. Suggested donation, $10. Concerts at Central

April 10 ~ Bach at Noon –A Cantata Series The Bach Choir of Bethlehem 12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m. Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA. Please visit www.BACH.org for more information. Free.

April 15  ~ North Carolina Brass Band, 3:00p.m. Music@Home Concert Series – Sanctuary: Home Moravian Church, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC. Free; donations appreciated. www.facebook.com/HMCMusicAtHome

April 29 ~ Moravian Music Sunday was adopted by the Moravian Church to encourage each congregation to feature and celebrate our Moravian musical heritage. It may be in the form of morning worship, a lovefeast, a Singstunde, a special music service, etc. Details, ideas, templates, music suggestions, and free music available at moravianmusic.org/moravian-music-sunday/

April 29 ~ Unitas Chorale Concert for Moravian Music Sunday, 4:00pm, location TBD, Bethlehem, PA ; Singing with the Spirit: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs. Free; donations appreciated.

April 29 ~ Moramus Chorale Concert for Moravian Music Sunday, 3:00pm, Home Moravian Church, Winston-Salem, NC. Free; donations appreciated.

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) June 6 through August 29. 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

 

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.