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.
Feb. 22, 23, 24, 2019
Higgins Lodge, Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference & Retreat Center
Presented by Laurel Ridge and the Moravian Music Foundation
Easy Registration & Reasonable Rates! Please Register by Feb. 8 !
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:
Questions or concerns to MMF at 336-725-0651
Schedule is posted, below (subject to changes).
Notes from Nola – Why Go to a Moravian Music Weekend?
You know, there are almost 3,000 names/addresses on the Moravian Music Foundation’s mailing list. And, for Music on the Mountain, since 2011 we’ve had an average attendance of about 60 people. That means that even if we’d had a completely different group of attendees each year, only about 480 people would have yet attended this wonderful weekend of music-making! And you know, we don’t have a completely different group of participants each year; in fact, many come year after year, and I think there are a handful who haven’t missed a single one!
If you’ve been before, we hope you’ll come back again this February 22-24; if you haven’t been, then now’s the time to make your plans to come for the first time!
Who comes? Band players … choir singers … and listeners. No one need audition; no one will be singled out or embarrassed; everyone goes away encouraged, built up in faith and in musical experience, and in joy. And of course, there’ll be plenty of opportunities for conversation amongst the participants and time to talk to the Music Foundation staff about all those things you’ve been meaning to ask us …
Band players have a chance to play chorales and other music with a full band, under a different director each year, with a different experience than can happen in your church band. You’ll learn new techniques (and new jokes), and strengthen friendships. Pick up your horn, your chorale books, and your folding music stand and come along!
Choral singers have a chance to sing through a group of anthems and learn a few to sing in worship on the Sunday morning, also with a different director each year. You’ll learn music that’s new to you, gain insights into choral singing from your director, and sing with different people than you sit beside week after week. And if you don’t in a choir regularly, that’s just fine too!
Listeners are those folks who just love to be on the mountain, but don’t want to participate in the band or choir. Some have spouses or roommates who are participating; some just come to be present and hear all the music making.
Let’s fill Higgins Lodge with music! See you on the mountain!
Leaders for 2019 —
Brother Jim White (Raleigh, NC) – Choral Leader
Jim got involved in music ministry and youth programs in the Presbyterian Church. He holds a BM degree in Church Music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, and a MM degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Jim has served in UCC, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Methodist churches and is now Choir Director at Raleigh Moravian Church. His work in ministry has taken him to Pennsylvania, California, Ohio, Alabama, and North Carolina.
Brother Robah Ogburn – Band Leader
Director of the Triad Community Band (formerly, Bethabara Band). Director of beginning and intermediate band program for the Southern Province.
The Rev. Dennis Rohn – 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.
4 – 6:00pm Registration
6:00 pm Supper
7:15 – 8:15pm Playing & Singing
8:20pm Evening Devotions
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.
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 $268
double occupancy, per couple $374
single occupancy, per person $248
double occupancy, per couple $354
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.