Music continues to fill our lives with joy and assurance.
Staying in touch, while keeping our distance…
Tuesday, May 19 & Friday, May 22 UPDATES
MMF will continue to conduct business online and by email, although we may begin to be physically present at the Winston-Salem MMF offices on an increasing basis. The PA office remains closed.
The effects of the pandemic on music and worship:
For guidance about musical ensemble safety:
Further guidance by the PEC of the Moravian Church, Southern Province:PEC-Memo-Choirs-bands-and-congregational-singing-2020.05.21
Covid-19 Considerations for the Foundation, as a business:
Following CDC guidance, both NC and PA are continuing restrictions on groups and businesses. NC is entering Phase II of a loosening of restrictions with more businesses opening, with guidelines and limitations.
NC Gov. Roy Cooper said during a news conference Monday (May 18) he’s hopeful North Carolina will be able to move into Phase Two of his reopening plan this week. The governor said he plans to make a decision mid week about entering the next phase, which would lift the statewide stay-at-home order. The state has been in Phase One since May 8, but Cooper’s executive order is set to expire Friday. (Raleigh News & Observer)
Under Phase Two, restaurants and bars would be allowed to serve a limited number of on-site customers, and entertainment venues could reopen with reduced capacity. More people would be allowed to gather publicly, and playgrounds could reopen. (Raleigh News & Observer)
The number of new daily cases continues to climb in North Carolina but other key trends, such as hospitalizations and the percentage of positive tests, have remained steady or are falling.
Read more (Raleigh News & Observer)
Thursday, March 26 UPDATE
Following CDC guidance, both NC and PA are increasing restrictions on groups and businesses in an effort to limit the spread of Covid-19 virus, so we will not be physically present at the Winston-Salem MMF offices after 4:30pm Friday, 3/27/20. more info
HOWEVER, WE WILL BE WORKING, ACCEPTING INQUIRIES, REQUESTS AND ORDERS PLACED ONLINE OR BY EMAIL
THE ANNUAL FRIENDS FUND SPRING APPEAL FOR DONATIONS IS ACTIVE AND WE WELCOME YOUR SUPPORT.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE GOOD WORK OF MMF AT THIS TIME, IF YOU ARE ABLE, TO ENSURE THE FINANCIAL STABILITY OF THE FOUNDATION.
THE BETHLEHEM OFFICE IS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
THE WINSTON-SALEM OFFICE IS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS AFTER FRIDAY, 4:30PM 3/27/20
Monday, March 23, 2020 INFORMATION
Interprovincial Board of Communication (IBOC) is working with MMF to provide resources for churches moving to livestream-at-home worship services. We recorded some music just this week!
Please visit moravianmusic.org and moravian.org for links, as these unique resources become available.
During this time of no rehearsals nor concerts, enjoy new Moravian music and instructional videos on MMF’s YouTube Channel. (we’ve been busy!)
Monday, March 16, 2020
On Saturday, March 14, 2020, North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, issued an executive order prohibiting all gatherings of over 100 people, to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In light of this recommendation, Moravian Music Foundation (MMF), will postpone and reschedule some upcoming events and performances. As new dates are confirmed, the MMF will make public announcements and post them here, on the website, and on Facebook.
The Archives in Bethlehem is closed for the remainder of March, so MMF’s Northern Province office phone will not be active. The staff of MMF is available by phone and email using the contacts on our STAFF page.
For now, the Winston-Salem office is open, but we encourage visitors to call to discuss needs and requests and to order products online. We will be happy to reduce shipping costs, if that is a deterrent, and will institute an easy pick-up policy with “safe distancing,” i.e, products ordered may be picked up from the southwest porch of the Archie K Davis Center, behind Cedarhyrst (Provincial offices) in Old Salem.
We are in dialogue with the Interprovincial Board of Communication (IBOC) and the Board of Cooperative Ministries (BCM) to provide resources for churches moving to livestream-at-home worship services. Please visit moravianmusic.org and moravian.org for links as these unique resources become available.
While lectures, workshops, concerts are on hold, please visit the VIDEO page to view concerts and lectures. Abundant topics of interest are also provided throughout the website, but especially at NOTES FROM NOLA and GEMEINKAT: KEEPING TRACK OF THE DETAILS.
Lastly, MMF is planning a virtual meeting(s) in March to replace the biennial Board of Trustees spring meeting in Bethlehem, PA.
Peace and blessings to those on the front lines, those at risk, infirmed, isolated, or separated from loved ones.
Please let us know how we may help.