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2019 CALENDAR

Mar 21 ~ Triad Community Band Concert (formerly, Bethabara Band); 7:00pm, Rural Hall Moravian Church, fellowship hall, 7939 Broad St., Rural Hall, NC. Free. Please bring canned food donation.

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.

Mar 24 ~ Moravian Music Sunday in Raleigh, 11:00 worship service, Raleigh Moravian, 1816 Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC; a special service featuring Moravian music with the theme of Prayer and Contemplation. Free. 919-787-4034. More opportunities for Moravian Music Sunday will be on May 19, 2019 at many churches in the SP and NP.

Mar 24 ~ Music in the Saal, 4:00pm, second floor, Whitefield House, 214 E Center St, Nazareth, PA (610) 759-5070. The Moravian Historical Society presents music by Gwyn Michel, Assistant Director of the Moravian Music Foundation, playing the 1776 Tannenberg organ, and Ellen Saylor, Director of Music, Nazareth Moravian Church, as vocalist.

Mar 24 ~ Great Sabbath Service of Music and Worship REHEARSALS CONTINUE: Faure Requiem (edited by John Rutter); Drake Flynt, conductor and Mary Louise Kapp Peeples, organist. Rehearsals will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7 at Home Moravian Church, Room CE 101. A dress rehearsal with orchestra is at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, in the Home Church sanctuary. A performance of the Great Sabbath music will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Salemtowne on Sunday, April 14. The Great Sabbath Service of Music and Worship is on Saturday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m., Home Moravian Church.  It is very important that you preregister so that we can be sure we have sufficient copies of the music.  Please call of email Ted Leinbach at 336-724-0533 or tedleinbach@aol.com to register.

Mar 31 ~ Concert by the Lititz Moravian Collegium Musicum (chamber orchestra). Sunday, March 31, 2019, 7:00 pm. Lititz Moravian Congregation Fellowship Hall, Church Square, Lititz, PA. Tickets: $12 per ticket for adults, $6 for students, available only at the door beginning at 6pm on the evening of the concert. Church Office, 717-626-8515; office@lititzmoravian.org Dr. Jeffrey Gemmell, Music Director and Conductor. LINK
Lancaster County’s newest, yet oldest, chamber orchestra – the Lititz Moravian Collegium Musicum – will perform a concert of early music on Sunday, March 31, at 7 PM in Lititz. The all-new Lititz Moravian Collegium Musicum was established to perform live concerts of newly edited repertoire from the church’s manuscript collection dating from the mid-18th and early 19th-centuries. According to music director and conductor, Dr. Jeffrey Gemmell, “our musical time machine is busy preparing for its second launch to explore our distinctive manuscript collection and continue to discover the depth and variety of such unique musical worlds!” The success and high musical standards of the fall concert earned rave reviews and was hailed by LNP as one of the “Top Ten Musical Moments” in Lancaster County in 2018.

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 19-21 ~ 2019 Easter Events ~ EASTER is April 21, 2019

Apr 14 ~ Great Sabbath Service of Music and Worship: Faure Requiem (edited by John Rutter); Drake Flynt, conductor and Mary Louise Kapp Peeples, organist. 3:00 p.m. at Salemtowne on Sunday, April 14. The Great Sabbath Service of Music and Worship is on Saturday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m., Home Moravian Church.

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!

Apr 20 ~ Great Sabbath Service of Music and Worship: Faure Requiem (edited by John Rutter); Drake Flynt, conductor and Mary Louise Kapp Peeples, organist. Saturday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m., Home Moravian Church.

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 5 ~ Unitas Chorale Concert, 4:00pm, Nazareth Moravian Church; The Passion of Christ: A Walk With Our Lord Through Holy Week. Free; donations appreciated.

May 5 ~ Winston-Salem Community Band Potpourri Concert Miller Park, 6:30pm. Free. www.weplay.ws

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 10 ~ Moramus Chorale Concert, Easter Cantata by Ernst Wilhelm Wolff. 7:00pm Kernersville Moravian Church, 504 S Main St, Kernersville, NC, (336) 993-3620. Free.

May 14 ~ Salem Band Summer Concert Series; If Music Be the Food of Love…Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in Salem Square. Free. www.salemband.org  May 14: School of Music

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)

May 19 ~ Moramus Chorale Concert, Easter Cantata by Ernst Wilhelm Wolff. 4:00pm Home Moravian Church, 529 S Church St, Winston-Salem, NC, (336) 722-6171. Free.

May 28 ~ Salem Band Summer Concert Series; If Music Be the Food of Love…Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in Salem Square. Free. www.salemband.org  May 28:  Feed the Soul

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

July 4 ~ Salem Band Summer Concert Series; If Music Be the Food of Love…Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in Salem Square. Free. www.salemband.orgThursday:  Annual Stars and Stripes Concert

July 30 ~ Salem Band Summer Concert Series; If Music Be the Food of Love…Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in Salem Square. Free. www.salemband.orgPlay On! program chosen by Salem Band fans

LOOKING FAR AHEAD

Summer 2021 ~ It’s not too early to start planning to attend the 26th Moravian Music Festival, to be held Summer 2021 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania! This week-long celebration of our God-given music and worship heritage features opportunities for instrumentalists and vocalists, with large and small ensembles, fellowship, worship, seminars and workshops designed to help you grow in your faith and in your musical life. Stay in touch by checking out www.MoravianMusicFestival.org regularly!