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

LR View

Laurel Ridge view from the deck

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:

Moravian Music on the Mountain REGISTRATION FORM

2018 Moravian Music on the Mountain Brochure

2018 Music on the Mountain Poster

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

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

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.

LR Choir

Singing, Together

Playing Music

Playing Music, Together

LR Dining

Table 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

8:00am                                Breakfast

9:00am                                Devotion

9:30 – 11:30am      Playing & Singing

12:00                                         Lunch

1:15 – 2:15pm        Playing & Singing

2:30 – 6:00pm                   Free Time

6:00pm                                   Supper

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.

8:45pm                                 Worship

Sunday, Mar 4

8:00am                                Breakfast

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)

Salem Wing:

single occupancy, per person   $248

double occupancy, per couple  $354

Bishops Wing:

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.