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2019 CALENDAR

Jan 20 ~ Music@Home Series; Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration with Louise Toppin, soprano, with John O’Brien, pianist. 3:00 p.m., Home Moravian Church Saal, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC, 336-722-6171. www.homemoravian.org Free; donations appreciated.

Jan 25 ~ Westminster Concert Bell Choir (handbells) from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. Calvary Moravian Sanctuary, 600 Holly Ave., Winston-Salem, NC. Friday, January 25th, 7:00pm. Calvary will be their last stop on their winter 2019 tour that will take the choir over 3500 miles throughout the southeast. Free, with a freewill offering being accepted during the concert – the proceeds of which will go toward the ensemble as well as City With Dwellings.  Nursery is provided beginning at 6:45pm. The concert will last about 90 minutes and includes one brief intermission.

Feb 3 ~ Winston-Salem Community Band Winter Concert, South Fork Community Center, 4403 Country Club Rd., 3:00pm. Free. www.weplay.ws

Feb 5 ~ Salem Band Bernstein Birthday Concert, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 pm, Hanes Auditorium in the Elberson FAC, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC. FREE. www.salemband.org

Feb 9 ~ Moravian Brass will present a Benefit Concert in Neuwied, Germany. Saturday evening at 8:00pm, in the Saal, Friedrichstr. 32, Neuwied. Fundraiser for the 2019 Bläsertag in Neuwied. Made up of the best players from several European congregations (we heard them at the UBF last year; they’re great!). Free; offering.

Feb 10 ~ Student Organ Recital, featuring Moravian College students Mark Pall and Steven Berger. Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Central Moravian Church sanctuary, 73 West Church Street, Bethlehem, PA; 610-866-5661; www.centralmoravianchurch.org Free.

Feb 12 ~ Bach at Noon – A Cantata Series; The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, 12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m. Central Moravian Church, 73 West Church Street, Bethlehem, PA; 610-866-5661; Free. www.centralmoravianchurch.org  www.bach.org

Feb 14 ~ Lunchtime Lecture – Recovering the Second St. Phillips Graveyard; Salem Congregation Graveyard Committee, speakers. 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 22-24 ~ 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      (888) 831-5922   info@laurelridge.org Registration includes lodging and meals and music. Instrumentalists, please bring a wire music stand. Brother Jim White, Choir Director of Raleigh Moravian Church – Choral Leader; Brother Robah Ogburn, Director of the Bethabara Band – Band Leader; Brother Dennis Rohn – Devotions.   More Info and Forms

Feb 24 ~ Music@Home Series; North Carolina Brass Band. 3:00 p.m., Home Moravian Church sanctuary, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC, 336-722-6171. Free; donations appreciated. www.homemoravian.org

Mar 3 ~ Chamber Music in the Chapel, Two-Part Invention, a delightful duo that includes classical guitarist, John Arnold, and flutist, Nora Suggs. Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. Central Moravian Church, 73 West Church Street, Bethlehem, PA; 610-866-5661; www.centralmoravianchurch.org Suggested Donation: $10

Mar 10 ~ Winston-Salem Community Band Spring Concert, South Fork Community Center, 4403 Country Club Rd., 3:00pm. Free. www.weplay.ws

Mar 12 ~ Bach at Noon – A Cantata Series; The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, 12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m. Central Moravian Church, 73 West Church Street, Bethlehem, PA; 610-866-5661; Free. www.centralmoravianchurch.org  www.bach.org

Mar 14 ~ Lunchtime Lecture – Stories from the Archives’ New Publication: The Records of the Moravians with the Cherokee, Volume 9; 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

Mar 22 ~ Music for a Great Space; Kimberly Marshall, organist (WS native, studied w John Mueller at UNCSA). 7:30pm, Christ Un. Methodist Church, 410 Holden Rd., Greensboro, NC. Purchase Tickets at the door or at www.musicforagreatspace.org  $22/20/15/5.

Apr 9 ~Bach at Noon – A Cantata Series; The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, 12:10 p.m. – 1 p.m. Central Moravian Church, 73 West Church Street, Bethlehem, PA; 610-866-5661; Free. www.centralmoravianchurch.org  www.bach.org

Apr 11 ~ Lunchtime Lecture – An Introduction to Moravian Memoirs for Young Persons; Eric Elliott, 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

Apr 19-20 ~ 2019 Easter Events ~ EASTER is April 21, 2019

    CHORAL   The Great Sabbath Service of Music, Saturday, April 20, 2019.

    BAND        The 43rd annual cross walk will take place on Good Friday, April 19. All band members asked to meet on Salem Square (Winston-Salem, NC) at 11:00 am (-ish). We will start playing no later than 11:15. The walkers usually arrive around 11:40-45. In the event of rain, we will play under Main Hall portico.

    BAND        Saturday, April 20, all are very welcome to play with the “Porch Band” on the terrace of the Archie K Davis Ctr – the building in Salem next to God’s Acre that houses the Archives and Moravian Music Foundation. Come to the east side of the building — the Salem College Fine Arts Ctr parking lot — around 10:15. We’ll play at about 10:30 until 11:15 or so. Cider and cookies provided!

May 5 ~ Music@Home Series; A Margaret Vardell Sandresky Celebration. 3:00 p.m., Home Moravian Church sanctuary, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC, 336-722-6171. Free; donations appreciated. www.homemoravian.org

May 5 ~ Unitas Chorale Concert, 4:00pm, Nazareth Moravian Church; The Passion of Christ: A Walk With Our Lord Through Holy Week. Free; donations appreciated.

May 5 ~ Winston-Salem Community Band Potpourri Concert Miller Park, 6:30pm. Free. www.weplay.ws

May 9 ~ Lunchtime Lecture – Gehra, Guera, Gera – Moravian Composer; David Blum, speakers. 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 10 ~ Moramus Chorale Concert, Easter Cantata by Ernst Wilhelm Wolff. 7:00pm Kernersville Moravian Church, 504 S Main St, Kernersville, NC, (336) 993-3620. Free.

May 14 ~ Salem Band Summer Concert Series; If Music Be the Food of Love…Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in Salem Square. Free. www.salemband.org  May 14: School of Music

May 19 ~ 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/ (always the 5th Sunday of Easter, or 4th Sunday after Easter Sunday)

May 19 ~ Moramus Chorale Concert, Easter Cantata by Ernst Wilhelm Wolff. 4:00pm Home Moravian Church, 529 S Church St, Winston-Salem, NC, (336) 722-6171. Free.

May 28 ~ Salem Band Summer Concert Series; If Music Be the Food of Love…Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in Salem Square. Free. www.salemband.org  May 28:  Feed the Soul

June 18 ~ Music@Home Series; American Harp Society – Music from the Moravian Music Foundation Vault. 3:00 p.m., Home Moravian Church sanctuary, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC, 336-722-6171. Free; donations appreciated. www.homemoravian.org

July 4 ~ Salem Band Summer Concert Series; If Music Be the Food of Love…Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in Salem Square. Free. www.salemband.orgThursday:  Annual Stars and Stripes Concert

July 30 ~ Salem Band Summer Concert Series; If Music Be the Food of Love…Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in Salem Square. Free. www.salemband.orgPlay On! program chosen by Salem Band fans

LOOKING FAR AHEAD

Summer 2021 ~ It’s not too early to start planning to attend the 26th Moravian Music Festival, to be held Summer 2021 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania! This week-long celebration of our God-given music and worship heritage features opportunities for instrumentalists and vocalists, with large and small ensembles, fellowship, worship, seminars and workshops designed to help you grow in your faith and in your musical life. Stay in touch by checking out www.MoravianMusicFestival.org regularly!