Moravian Music on the Mountain
A Moravian Music Weekend
an opportunity to make music together, to worship, to learn, and to enjoy fellowship in a casual mountain setting with cozy accommodations and delicious meals included.
March 2, 3, 4, 2018
Higgins Lodge, Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference & Retreat Center
Presented by Laurel Ridge and the Moravian Music Foundation
Easy Registration & Reasonable Rates!
For more information and to register, please phone Laurel Ridge at 336-359-2951
Laurel Ridge Toll Free: 888-831-5922
or mail in the registration form provided here:
PAPER FORMS & Materials:
Questions or concerns to MMF at 336-725-0651
Schedule is posted, below (subject to changes).
Leaders for 2018 —
Sister Jill Bruckart (Bethlehem, PA) – Choral Leader
Jill Bruckart serves as the Director of Music Ministry at Ziegel’s Union Church in Breinigsville, PA and works part-time at the Interprovincial Board of Communication of the Moravian Church. She has been a church musician since high school, playing for her father’s congregations. She attended Moravian College as a music major. Jill has directed various groups including bells, children’s choirs, small instrumental ensembles and, her favorite, adult choirs. Jill was the founding director of the Unitas Chorale that recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. An accomplished composer, Jill has had three of her choral anthems published by the Moravian Music Foundation.
Sister Barbara Strauss – Accompanist
A former MMF Trustee, Barbara leads the MMF GEMEINKAT project to digitally catalog all the collections. She has enjoyed a career immersed in research, libraries, music, and Moravian music. Barbara is a skilled and experienced librarian, educator, youth leader, urban farmer, and musician.
Brother Don Kemmerer (Bethlehem, PA) – Band Leader
Director of Bethlehem Area Moravians Trombone Choir and the Bethlehem Municipal Band www.cityband.org.
Don led the concert band for the 2006 Moravian Music Festival and is a former trustee of the Moravian Music Foundation.
The Rev. Barry Foster (Unity Moravian Church) – Devotions Leader
Moravian Music Weekends
were created to give participants an opportunity to make music together, to worship, to learn, and to enjoy Moravian fellowship.
Friday, Mar 2
4 – 6:00pm Registration
6:00 pm Supper
7:15 – 8:15pm Playing & Singing
8:20pm Evening Devotions
Saturday, Mar 3
9:30 – 11:30am Playing & Singing
1:15 – 2:15pm Playing & Singing
2:30 – 6:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Sharing Our Talents
(fun talent show (opt.) all-invited; casual; musical or non- ; groups or individual)
7:45 – 8:30pm Playing & Singing; Each Group shares with the other.
Sunday, Mar 4
9:00 – 9:45 am Playing & Singing
9:45am Pack and Check-Out
11:00 a.m. (optional) Worship with Mountain Laurel Moravian Fellowship, just a few miles away, at Transou UMC.
12:00 Safe travel home!
(Tuition, music, 2 suppers, 1 lunch)
per person $90
Resident (Tuition, Room, all meals)
single occupancy, per person $248
double occupancy, per couple $354
single occupancy, per person $228
double occupancy, per couple $334
Note: We can adjust rates, if a couple wants to attend the weekend, but only one will participate in music activities.
Friends Cottage (great for a family!) Call
NOTE: Information, rates, and schedules are subject to change. Please check back or call for the latest updates.