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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

2017 CALENDAR

Sept 14 ~ Lunchtime Lecture: Music Editing and Publishing; David Blum and Gwyneth Michel. 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

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. Americana/Old Time & Bluegrass/Blues/Gospel/Folk-Country Acoustic Music in memory of Winston-Salem Son and lifelong Moravian: George Hamilton IV, Recording Artist & Member of “The Grand Ole Opry”, known World-Wide as “The International Ambassador of Country Music” for his Global Musical Journeys on behalf of American Folk-Country Music. 3:00pm thru 8:30pm, Saturday, September 16th, 2017. Musical Artists Performing: The Salem Shindiggers; the bo-stevens; Big Hope & The Dog; Soprano, Laura Ingram Semilian & Ensemble; Country Dan Collins & Friends; Stephen Corbett & the Three Fifths; Michael Kelsh; George Hamilton V & Friends with a “George Hamilton IV Song Tribute”. MORE INFO. & Updates @ www.FolksyFest.com

Sept 17 ~ Moravian Music Foundation Open House at the Archie K Davis Center, 457 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC. Sunday, 12:00 noon 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.

Sept 17 ~ Organ Recital, Mary Louise Kapp Peeples, Organist of Calvary Moravian Church, 3:00 pm Sunday, Kernersville Moravian Church, 504 S. Main Street, Kernersville, NC, 336-993-3620; Free.

Sept 24 ~  Salem Band Concert, Movie Stars; Sunday, 3:00 pm, Hanes Auditorium in the Elberson Fine Arts Center, Salem College. FREE. Enjoy an afternoon of movie music featuring some of your favorite stars spanning seven decades: Meryl Streep, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Tom Hanks, Johnny Depp, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Audrey Hepburn, Robin Williams, and many more. Soloist Salem Band Principal Clarinet Kania Mills performing “Viktor’s Tale.” Pre-concert music by the Salem Saxophone Quartet.

Sept 29 ~ Music@Home Concert Series / Bach Festival – Music of Johann Sebastian Bach and His Contemporaries: A Fusion of Baroque and Jazz. John Mochnick, Matt Kendrick, and Guest Artists. 7:30pm, Home Moravian Church sanctuary, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC. Free.

Sept 30 ~ Music@Home Concert Series / Bach Festival – Ein feste Burg: A concert of J. S. Bach organ works and arias on texts by Martin Luther with Tim Olsen. Saturday, 7:30pm. Augsburg Lutheran Church, 845 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC, (336) 722-8144.  Free.

Oct 1 ~ Music@Home Concert Series / Bach Festival – A Mighty Fortress Is Our God; worship service as J. S. Bach presented it in Leipzig featuring Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80. UNCSA Cantata Singers and instruments. Sunday, 3:00pm. Home Moravian Church sanctuary. Pre-concert panel discussion with Jill Crenshaw (WFU Divinity) and Michael Dodds (UNCSA). Free.

Oct. 8 ~ Johnston Memorial Festival Concert: Haydn’s Harmoniemesse performed by Central Festival Choir & Orchestra; Becky Lepore, organ soloist; Donald Spieth, conductor. 4:00pm. Free.

Oct 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.

Oct. 12 ~ Lunchtime Lecture: From 95 Theses to 365 Diary Entries: A Day in the Life of the Salem Congregation 1817; Grant McAllister, Professor of German at Wake Forest University. 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

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. Free concert.

Oct 15 ~ Moravian Music Foundation Open House at 41 W. Locust St., Bethlehem, PA. Sunday, 2:00pm to 5:00pm; floating. Music by the Bethlehem Area Moravian Trombone Choir and Two-Part Invention (Nora Suggs, flute and John Arnold, guitar). DIRECTIONS  Free and open to the public.

Oct 17 ~ Fun Finds in the Vault: (Re-)Connections and (Re-)Discoveries. Lecture by the Rev. Dr. Nola Reed Knouse, Director, Moravian Music Foundation, at the Moravian Archives, 41 W. Locust St., Bethlehem, PA. 7:00 – 8:00pm. Free. www.moravianmusic.org

Oct. 29 ~ Moramus Chorale Concert; Reformation Sunday. 4:00pm. Built on a Rock by Karoly Kope, and more. King Moravian Church, 228 W. Dalton Rd., King, NC. Free. www.kingmoravianchurch.org

Nov 9 ~ Lunchtime Lecture: Keeping the Moravian Past for the Future: New Challenges and New Opportunities; J. Eric Elliott, Interim Archivist, Moravian Archives of the Southern Province. 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

Nov 14 ~ 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.

Nov 23,24 ~ MMF Offices closed for Thanksgiving

Dec 1,2,3 ~ Moravian Mountain Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair – musicians, bands, choirs and others will make a joyful noise throughout the day on Saturday, to entertain guests at Moravian Mountain Christmas!  Overnight accommodations available – come up the mountain on Friday and stay through Sunday! Details at Laurel Ridge Moravian Camp, Conference and Retreat Center.

Candle Tea of Home Moravian Church – Dec 3, 4, 10, 11 – 1:00 to 8:30; Dec 5 and 12 – 11:30am to 8:30pm. Salem Single Brothers’ House, Winston-Salem, NC. Enjoy the band, on the Square; then, sing your favorite carols to the Tannenberg organ in the Saal. Candle Tea site

Moravian College Vespers – Fridays, December 1 and 8 – 8 p.m. Saturdays, December 2 and 9 – 8 p.m. Sundays, December 3 and 10 – 5 p.m. Please call Moravian College at 610-861-1300 or visit www.moravian.edu for ticket information.

Dec 2  ~ A Musical Christmas Extravaganza – Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA. 80-minute concert. Experience the sounds, sights and traditions of a Moravian Christmas. Listen and sing along with Christmas favorites played by the Mainstreet  Brass, Central Choir, and the majestic pipe organ. Candles and sugar cake. Admission $15. Concerts at Central

Dec. 5 ~ German and English Advent Singstunde, 7:00pm, in the Old Chapel on the campus of Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA; a partnership of the Moravian Archives and the Moravian Music Foundation. Free-will offering. Visit: www.moravianchurcharchives.org  Concerts at Central

Dec 10 ~ In Terra Pax, Music@Home Concert Series, A Christmas Concert with music of Poulenc, Vivaldi, and Finzi; UNCSA Cantata Singers and guest instrumentalists. 3:00pm, Home Moravian Church Sanctuary. Free.

Dec 11 ~ Contemplative Worship Service in the Old Chapel – Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. Contemplative worship is an informal setting in which we quiet ourselves in order to be open to the presence of God. Experience an hour of quiet and reflective Christmas music with Becky Lepore on piano and John Arnold on guitar. Bethlehem, PA. Free. Concerts at Central

Dec 14 ~ Lunchtime Lecture: Stories from the Archives’ New Publication Records of the Moravians Among the Cherokees, volume 7; Richard Starbuck, Past Archivist, Moravian Archives of the Southern Province. 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

Dec 25, 26 ~ MMF Southern Province office (Archie K Davis Center) closed for Christmas Holy days.

Dec 25 – Jan 1 ~ MMF Northern Province office closed for Christmas and New Year.

2018 —————-

Jan 1 ~ MMF New Year Holiday – offices closed

Jan 9 ~ 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.

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 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 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 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.

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

 

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.