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2019 CALENDAR

Summer Play-Around Band, New Philadelphia, Moravian Church, all band musicians are invited! The band will meet each Wednesday from 7:00-8:00pm in the church fellowship hall (on the God’s acre side of the church) between Memorial Day and Labor Day. We will play chorales from the green and blue books that are selected by the players. A different local band leader will direct each night. This is a great opportunity to meet new players, learn a new instrument or part, and keep those lips in shape over the summer. Steve Anthony, patriciaanthony@triad.rr.com    www.newphilly.org

Aug 4          Winston-Salem Community Band Showcase Concert, Lewisville Baptist Church, 125 Lewisville-Clemmons Rd., 6:30pm. Free. www.weplay.ws

Aug 11        Bethlehem Municipal Band Concert. Sunday at 7:30 pm, Bethlehem Rose Garden Bandshell, 9th Ave, Bethlehem, PA. Free. www.cityband.org

Aug 23        Bethlehem Municipal Band Concert. Sunday at 7:30 pm, Bethlehem Rose Garden Bandshell, 9th Ave, Bethlehem, PA. Free. (Conductor’s Concert)

Sept 1          Bethlehem Municipal Band Concert. Sunday at 7:30 pm, Bethlehem Rose Garden Bandshell, 9th Ave, Bethlehem, PA. Free.

Sept 8          Winston-Salem Community Band Traditional Summer Concert, Fries Mem. Moravian Church, 251 N. Hawthorne Rd., 5:00pm. Free. www.weplay.ws

Sept 8          Bethlehem Municipal Band Concert. Sunday, September 8, 2019 2:30 PM Cedar Brook, Fountain Hill, PA. Free.

Featured Events – Moramus Chorale

four opportunities to join the Chorale for hymns in the Moravian Singstunde tradition, along with a few anthems. Come celebrate our love of Christ and connect with our Moravian heritage:

Moramus Singstunde (hour of singing)
September 14 (Saturday), 3:00 p.m., Salemtowne 90 Moravian Way Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 

Moramus Singstunde (hour of singing)
September 24 (Tuesday), 7:00 p.m., Fairview Moravian 6550 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC

Moramus Singstunde (hour of singing)
October 20 (Sunday), 4:00 p.m., Fries Moravian 251 Hawthorne Rd NW, Winston-Salem, NC 

Moramus Singstunde (hour of singing)
November 10 (Sunday), 4:00 p.m., Unity Moravian 8300 Concord Church Rd, Lewisville, NC

Sept 19      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.

Oct 3            Triad Community Swing Band Concert; 7:00pm, Rural Hall Moravian Church, fellowship hall. Free. Please bring canned food donation.

Oct 6            Winston-Salem Community Band Best of Summer Concert, Miller Park Amphitheater, parking lot on Queen St., 3:00pm. Free. www.weplay.ws

Oct 11         Johnston Festival Concert, Friday evening, October 11 (7:30) Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living, premiered in 2013. Dan Forrest on his Requiem For The Living: Overall, the work is a prayer for rest (“Requiem”) for the living, as much as for the deceased. It’s a “grant US rest”, even more than a “grant THEM rest.

Nov 10        Winston-Salem Community Band Fall Concert, Salemtowne in the Saal, 3:00pm. Free. www.weplay.ws

Nov 10        Singstunde – Moramus Chorale, Unity Moravian Church.

Nov 14        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.

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

March 13-15 2020, Music on the Mountain, a Moravian Music Weekend at Laurel Ridge Moravian Camp, Conference, and Retreat Center, Laurel Springs, NC. Choral and band tracks; listeners always welcome! Registration opens fall 2019.

Oct 8 – 10, 2020     Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music, The Conference will again take place on North Campus of Moravian College; with additional venues: Moravian Theological Seminary, College Hill Moravian Church, and the Moravian Archives.

July 18-24, 2021     26th Moravian Music Festival, in Bethlehem, PA. Choral and band; also opportunities for handbells, trombone choir, chamber music, steel drums, and guitar! Worship, fellowship, workshops, learning new music and new skills! See www.MoravianMusicFestival.org for frequent updates.
Leadership:
Dr. John V. Sinclair, Festival Chorus and Orchestra,
Allen Frank, Festival Concert Band,
Rebecca Kleintop Lepore, Festival Organist,
Donald Kemmerer, Festival Trombone Choir,
Joni Roos, Festival Chamber Ensembles,
Jan Harke, Festival Handbell Choir,
Rev. Melissa Johnson, Festival Chaplain,
Myra Jones, Children’s Program Coordinator,
Hank Naisby, Festival Chair