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

Weekly Moravian Music Notes for 60th Anniversary

CALENDAR

 

April 29 ~ Piedmont Chamber Singers, SPRING CONCERT, “Strings Attached,” 7:30 p.m. at Ardmore Baptist Church. The concert will celebrate images of nature, and include text by poets Sara Teasdale, Odell Shepard, Henry Vaughan, and others. Composers include Elaine Hagenberg, Oscar Weil, Edward Elgar, and local composer Sally Morris. Our feature work for this concert will be English composer Arthur Bliss’s Pastoral “Lie Strewn the White Flocks.” Keeping with our “Strings Attached” theme, PCS will be joined by a small orchestra of local symphony players as well as mezzo-soprano and former PCS core singer Amber Engel. Jayson Snipes, Artistic Director. https://squareup.com/store/piedmont-chamber-singers/item/spring-concert

April 30 ~  Unitas Chorale Sunday afternoon, 4:00pm. 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). 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. Free; donations appreciated.

May 5-6  ~  MMF Board Meetings (Bethlehem)

May 11  ~ Lunchtime Lecture – Have We Heard It All Yet?, 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

May 14 ~ Moravian Music Sunday, Moramus Chorale, Home Church Choir. Premiere of MISSA BREVIS by John Mochnick. 3:00p.m., Home Moravian Church sanctuary, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC.  Music@Home Concert Series  Glenn Siebert conducts; Susan Keck Foster, organist. The Moramus Chorale is the Southern Province performing arm of the Moravian Music Foundation. Free; donations appreciated.

May 16 ~ Salem Band Concert – Starshine – Summer Concert Series “Salem Shining Stars” Tuesday at 7:30 pm (rain date May 17) Salem Square, Winston-Salem, NC; Corner of S. Main St. and Academy St. FREE. StarTrek • Star Wars • Morning Star; Salem Band trumpet soloist David Teague performing “Stardust”

May 19 ~ Community Sing at Raleigh Moravian Church. Friday, 7:00pm. For this informal program, we will explore singing hymns and songs of many varied styles. There will also be performances by the RMC vocal choirs. A love offering will be taken, with proceeds going to Family Promise. There will be a dessert reception immediately following the program. Open to all, to participate. Inquiries to Jim White, 919-971-4063.

May 30 ~ Salem Band Concert – Sunshine – Summer Concert Series “Salem Shining Stars” Tuesday at 7:30 pm (rain date May 31), Salem Square, Winston-Salem, NC; Corner of S. Main St. and Academy St. FREE. “Cats” • Elton John • Led Zepplin. Salem Band vocal soloist Mignon Dobbins performing “Wind Beneath My Wings”

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 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. Bethlehem Municipal Band plays at 2:30pm.

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

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

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

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”

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 5: Rodney Ward, Organist of First Baptist Church, Lenoir, NC
  • July 12: Theodore Davis, Organist of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD
  • July 19: Richard Gress, Student of Mercer University, Macon GA
  • July 26: Lou Carol Fix, Organist of Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

 

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

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

 

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

July 27              Festival Concert Band – By 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 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.

 

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 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.

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.