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2016 ~~ 60th Anniversary Year!

Weekly Moravian Music Notes for 60th Anniversary

2017 ~~ 25th Moravian Music Festival Year! 

2018 ~~ 3rd Moravian Unity Brass Festival Year! LISTEN NOW

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2018 CALENDAR

Sept 20 ~ Bethabara Concert Band. 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Children’s activities begin at 6 p.m. The Band begins at 7 p.m.) Bring the family, a blanket and picnic dinner. Please join us immediately following the concert for the sound of Big Band and swing music. Free. http://www.cityofws.org/Departments/Recreation-Parks/Historic-Bethabara/HBP-Events-Listing/Concert-Band-Family-Evenings

Sept 21 ~ Salem Bach Festival (3rd Annual); Bach Aria Group, chamber music concert, 7:30pm, Shirley Recital Hall, Salem College Elberson Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC. Free; donations appreciated. Music@Home Concert Series www.homemoravian.org/music@home

Sept 22 ~ Moravian musical, Irene: the Adventure Begins! Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. | Trinity Moravian Church, fellowship hall, 220 E Sprague St, Winston-Salem, NC, (336) 724-5541. We invite you to join us for this unique exploration of Moravian history through music, songs, and drama! The play takes us on a journey with the Moravian mission ship, the Irene, in the 18th century. Free.

Oct 6 ~ Salem Bach Festival (3rd Annual); Vespers. Music of J. S. Bach, Buxtehude, and Mendelssohn with Tim Olsen. Saturday, 7:30pm. Augsburg Lutheran Church, 845 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC, (336) 722-8144. Music@Home Concert Series www.homemoravian.org/music@home

Oct 7 ~ Salem Bach Festival (3rd Annual); Bach Liturgical Service, Bach Cantata Wir Dank opfert (BWV 17), Kyrie from Mass in Foundation Major (BWV 233), Sunday, 3:00pm. Home Moravian Church sanctuary, 519 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC. Free; donations appreciated. Music@Home Concert Series www.homemoravian.org/music@home

Oct 7 ~ Winston-Salem Community Band Best of Summer Concert, Miller Park Amphitheater, parking lot on Queen St., 3:00pm. Free. www.weplay.ws

Oct 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

Oct 11 ~ Bethabara Concert Band – Dark in the Park. 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Children’s activities begin at 6 p.m. The Band begins at 7 p.m.) Bring the family, a blanket and picnic dinner. Please join us immediately following the concert for the sound of Big Band and swing music. Free. http://www.cityofws.org/Departments/Recreation-Parks/Historic-Bethabara/HBP-Events-Listing/Concert-Band-Family-Evenings

Oct 11-13 ~ 6th Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History & Music, Bethlehem, PA. The conference is sponsored by the Moravian Archives, Moravian College, and the Center for Moravian Studies, in partnership with the Moravian Music Foundation, Moravian Historical Society, and Moravian Theological Seminary. Registration required: www.moravianconferences.org

Oct 12 ~ A Night of Chamber Music, presented by the Moravian Music Foundation as part of the Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History & Music.
Concert: 7:30 pm, Friday evening, October 12, 2018
Venue: College Hill Moravian Church, 72 West Laurel Street, Bethlehem, PA
The concert will be open to the public. www.moravianconferences.org

Oct 18 ~ Lunchtime Lecture – Dr Who? Moravian Medical Musicians; David Blum, 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

Oct. 19 ~ Music for a Great Space; Jack Mitchener, organist (former MMF Trustee, former UNCSA faculty; current Mercer Univ. faculty). 7:30pm, Christ Un. Methodist Church, 410 Holden Rd., Greensboro, NC. Purchase Tickets at www.musicforagreatspace.org  $22/20/15/5.

Oct 21 ~ Moramus Chorale Concert, 2:30pm, Calvary Moravian Church, 800 Holly Ave., Winston-Salem, NC. Free; donations accepted.

Nov 8 ~ Lunchtime Lecture – A Summer Intern’s Stories; Ian Sapp, 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

Nov 11 ~ Winston-Salem Community Band Fall Concert, Salemtowne in the Saal, 3:00pm. Free. www.weplay.ws

Nov 13 ~ 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

Nov 16 ~ Brass Quintet Recital – Caitlin Heckman, Friday, November 16 at 7:00pm, Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 4th St, Catasauqua, PA (610) 264-2641.

Nov 30 ~ Moravian College Vespers, Fridays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 – 8 p.m.; Saturdays, December 1 and 8 – 8 p.m.; Sundays, December 2 and 9 – 5 p.m. Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA. Please call Moravian College at 610-861-1300 or visit www.moravian.edu for ticket information.

Dec 1-2 ~ Moravian College Vespers, Saturday, December 1, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec 2, 5 p.m. Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA. Please call Moravian College at 610-861-1300 or visit www.moravian.edu for ticket information.

Dec 1 ~ A Musical Christmas Extravaganza, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Enjoy an 80 minute Christmas concert with The Mainstreet Brass, the Central Moravian Church Choir, and the glorious pipe organ. Music will include both sacred and secular Christmas music and feature the music of the early Moravians as well. Guests will leave with a traditional Moravian bees-wax candle and a sample of traditional Moravian Sugar Cake. Admission is $15.

Dec. 4 ~ A German and English Advent Singstunde in the Chapel, Tuesday, 7 p.m. Practice your German as you sing along to a wonderful variety of Advent hymns in this traditional Moravian song service. Presented by the Moravian Archives, the Moravian Music Foundation and Central Moravian Church. Visit www.moravianchurcharchives.org for more information.

Dec 5 ~ Bethlehem Municipal Band Concert. Wednesday at 7:30 pm, Moravian Village, 526 Wood St, Bethlehem, PA. http://cityband.org

Dec 7-9 ~ Moravian College Vespers, Friday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 8, 8 p.m.; Sunday, December 9, 5 p.m. Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, PA. Please call Moravian College at 610-861-1300 or visit www.moravian.edu for ticket information.

Dec. 9 ~ Music@Home Series; Holiday Concert with the UNCSA Cantata Singers and guest instrumentalists, James Allbritten, Conductor. 3:00 p.m., Home Moravian Church sanctuary, 529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem, NC, 336-722-6171. www.homemoravian.org

Dec 9 ~ Winston-Salem Community Band Christmas Concert, Fries Mem. Moravian Church, 251 N. Hawthorne Rd., 5:30pm. Free. www.weplay.ws

Dec 10 ~ Contemplative Worship Service in the Chapel, 7:00 p.m.; Central Moravian Church, 73 West Church Street, Bethlehem, PA; 610-866-5661; www.centralmoravianchurch.org 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. Free.

Dec 13 ~ Lunchtime Lecture – And Still More Fun Finds in the Vault; Nicole Crabbe and Friends, 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

Dec 19 ~ Bethlehem Municipal Band Concert. Wednesday at 7:30 pm, Foy Hall, South Campus, Moravian College. Free.

2019

Jan 6            First Rehearsal of Unitas Chorale for the 2019 Season.

Jan 8            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

Jan 10          Lunchtime Lecture – New Tools at the Archives for African-American Genealogy Research; 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

Jan 13          Hymn Sing in the Kleiner Saal; Learn more about American Hymnody as Becky Lepore talks about favorite American hymns, composers, and hymn histories. Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. Central Moravian Church, 73 West Church Street, Bethlehem, PA; 610-866-5661; Free. www.centralmoravianchurch.org

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.

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 23-25   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.   LINK

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 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

    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 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 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)

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