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2019 CALENDAR

Featured Events – Moramus Chorale

two more 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)
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

Featured Event in Waconia, MN

Sing to the Lord a Moravian Song

A Moravian Day of Music

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Waconia Moravian Church, 209 E. 2nd St., Waconia, MN
Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9:00am – 8:00pm. Open to all.

Waconia Singstunde Open to the Public

Oct 19 ~  Singstunde service of music at Waconia (open to the public) Sing to the Lord a Moravian Song – Waconia Moravian Church will present a Singstunde service of music and worship as the culmination of their Moravian Day of Music; the Singstunde is Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:00pm. 209 E. 2nd St., Waconia, MN; Free and open to the public.


Oct 19         A Moravian Day of Music will be held at Waconia Moravian Church, 209 E. 2nd St., Waconia, MN on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 9:00am – 8:00pm. Sing to the Lord a Moravian Song is open to all singers (you do not have to be a member of a choir) and will have rehearsals, workshops, and opportunities for instrumentalists to play Moravian band chorales. Please register with the forms at https://moravianmusic.org/?p=5867  or email erik@moravianmusic.org or simply call 336-725-0651. The singing and workshops will be led by Gwyn Michel and Sarah Durham, from the Moravian Music Foundation. Singstunde service open to the public at 7:00pm.


Oct 20         Singstunde with the Moramus Chorale join us for hymns and anthems in the Moravian traditional Singstunde (hour of singing), celebrating our love for Christ and sharing our Moravian musical heritage: October 20 (Sunday), 4:00 p.m., Fries Moravian 251 Hawthorne Rd NW, Winston-Salem, NC 

Oct 20         The Vivaldi Project Concert, Sunday, October 20, 2019, Charleston Bach Society, “Bridging the Baroque: Discovering the Classical String Trio”​ Works by Vivaldi, J.C. Bach, Hofmann, Campioni, Haydn, and Antes. www.bachsocietyofcharleston.org

Nov 3 ~ Lumber River Quartet – Southern Gospel, Sunday, November 3rd, 6:00 pm, dessert 5:00 – 5:45, Community Fellowship Moravian Church, 181 Welcome-Arcadia Rd., Welcome, NC. Phylis Tesh, 336-391-4168, phylistesh@triad.rr.com

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

Nov 10        Singstunde with the Moramus Chorale join us for hymns and anthems in the Moravian traditional Singstunde (hour of singing), celebrating our love for Christ and sharing our Moravian musical heritage: November 10 (Sunday), 4:00 p.m., Unity Moravian 8300 Concord Church Rd, Lewisville, NC

Nov 14        Lunchtime Lecture Series – November 14, “In Constant Demand”: The Life of Adelaide Fries (1871-1949), Nicole Crabbe, lecturer. Moravian Archives & Moravian Music Foundation present free lectures for the public, held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12:15 p.m. at the Archie K. Davis Center, 457 S. Church St. behind the PEC offices (Cedarhyrst). https://moravianmusic.org/news-and-events/lunchtime-lectures/ 336-722-1742 or 336-725-0651

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.

Featured Event – Organ Concert

Nov 16        Organ Recital by Mary Louise Kapp Peeples; Saturday, November 16 at 4:00pm, Calvary Moravian Church, 600 Holly Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 336-722-3703, www.calvarymoravian.org; Reception and release/signing of new MMF-produced CD, Sing Hallelujah! Moravian Music for Organ to follow in Fellowship Hall.  

Nov 19        Christmas Concert; Advent Hopewell Moravian Concert Band. Light-hearted concerts with audience interaction, we play band arrangements of popular Christmas music and Christmas carols.  Approx. one hour and are free. The concerts start at 7pm. Tuesday November 19, Forsyth Court, 2945 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC (336) 283-8543

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

Nov 26        Christmas Concert; Advent Hopewell Moravian Concert Band. Light-hearted concerts with audience interaction, we play band arrangements of popular Christmas music and Christmas carols.  Approx. one hour and are free. The concerts start at 7pm. Tuesday November 26, Arbor Acres; held in the Berrier Building. 1240 Arbor Rd, Winston-Salem, NC, (336) 724-7921

Featured Advent Singstunde

Dec 3           A German and English Advent Singstunde, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7 p.m. Practice your German as you sing along to a wonderful variety of Advent hymns in this traditional Moravian song service. Presented by the Moravian Archives, the Moravian Music Foundation and Central Moravian Church. Visit www.moravianchurcharchives.org for more information.

Dec 3           Christmas Concert; Advent Hopewell Moravian Concert Band. Light-hearted concerts with audience interaction, we play band arrangements of popular Christmas music and Christmas carols.  Approx. one hour and are free. The concerts start at 7pm. Tuesday December 3 at Heritage Woods, 3812 Forrestgate Dr, Winston-Salem, NC, (336) 768-2011

Dec 4           Bethlehem Municipal Band Concert. Wednesday, December 4, 2018, 7:30pm. Moravian Village, Bethlehem, PA. Free. www.cityband.org

Dec 8           Winston-Salem Community Band Christmas Concert, Fries Mem. Moravian Church, 251 N. Hawthorne Rd., 5:30pm. Free. www.weplay.ws

Dec 9           A Contemplative Worship Service, Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Contemplative worship is an informal setting in which we quiet ourselves in order to be open to the presence of God. Experience an hour of quiet and reflective Christmas music. Becky Lepore, piano.

Dec 10        Christmas Concert; Advent Hopewell Moravian Concert Band. Light-hearted concerts with audience interaction, we play band arrangements of popular Christmas music and Christmas carols.  Approx. one hour and are free. The concerts start at 7pm. Tuesday December 10 at Salemtowne; held in the Saal (the building that looks like a Church). 90 Moravian Way Dr., Winston-Salem, NC.

Dec 12        Lunchtime Lecture Series – December 12, Advent and Christmas Music, Nola Knouse, lecturer. Moravian Archives & Moravian Music Foundation present free lectures for the public, held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12:15 p.m. at the Archie K. Davis Center, 457 S. Church St. behind the PEC offices (Cedarhyrst). https://moravianmusic.org/news-and-events/lunchtime-lectures/ 336-722-1742 or 336-725-0651

Dec 15  UNCSA Cantata Singers Holiday Concert with guest instrumentalists; Sunday, December 15, 2019, 3:00 pm, Home Moravian Church, 529 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. Free. https://www.facebook.com/HMCMusicAtHome/

Dec 18        Bethlehem Municipal Band Concert. Wednesday, December 18, 2018, 7:30pm. Foy Hall, Moravian College, south campus, Bethlehem, PA. Free. www.cityband.org

Jan 9            Lunchtime Lecture Series – January 9, “President Orders Natives Out!”: Episodes in Records: Cherokee volume 9, Richard Starbuck, lecturer. Moravian Archives & Moravian Music Foundation present free lectures for the public, held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12:15 p.m. at the Archie K. Davis Center, 457 S. Church St. behind the PEC offices (Cedarhyrst). https://moravianmusic.org/news-and-events/lunchtime-lectures/ 336-722-1742 or 336-725-0651

Jan 19          A Martin Luther King Day Celebration, Jarae Payton, soprano, and Myron Brown, pianist; Sunday, January 19, 2020, 3:00 pm, St. Philips Moravian Church, Main Street in Old Salem, Winston-Salem, NC. Free. https://www.facebook.com/HMCMusicAtHome/

Feb 7 – 9 Moravian Songwriters Weekend at Laurel Ridge; We will gather together to brainstorm, talk, share ideas, get feedback, reflect, and write and be with others trying to find just the right word, craft a beautiful melody, or devise rich harmonies. Sacred songs, hymns, anthems, solos, etc. Bring whatever tools you use – instruments, laptop, paper and pencils, rhyming dictionary, thesaurus … (whether you write words, music, both, or just want to listen and learn) The only cost is room & board; no fees. Register simply by calling Laurel Ridge at (336) 359-2951 or (888) 831-5922 or info@laurelridge.org Sponsored by the Moravian Music Foundation www.MoravianMusic.org

Feb 18         Lecture on the Lititz Moravian Collegium Musicum; Dr. Jeff Gemmell, lecturer, at the Archives on February 18 (snow date Feb. 25) (time TBD). Jeff is Director of Music for Lititz and Instructor of Choral Studies at Millersville University. He conducts the University Choir, Chorale, and the Cantilina Women’s Chorus, and teaches Vocal-Choral Pedagogy. Moravian Archives, 41 W. Locust St., Bethlehem, PA. Free. https://gemmell-posts.com/category/lititz-moravian-congregation/

Feb 23         Chamber Music in the Chapel presents Domenic Salerni, violin, Sunday, February 23, 2020 – Chapel – 2:00 p.m. A native of the Lehigh Valley, Domenic is the first violinist of the Dalí Quartet, on faculty at West Chester University and is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Yale University School of Music. Domenic Salerni and Becky Lepore (piano) will present works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Claude Debussy. Suggested donation $10.

Mar 8          The Vivaldi Project Trio – Acclaimed period instrument ensemble performing Moravian and non-Moravian music by Antes, Klausek, J.C. Bach, Beethoven; Sunday, March 8, 2020, 3:00 pm, Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitors Center, 900 Old Salem Rd., Winston-Salem, NC. Free. https://www.facebook.com/HMCMusicAtHome/   www.thevivaldiproject.org

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.

Apr 26         Friends of Music Scholarship Winner Recital, Sunday, April 26, 2020 – Chapel – 3:00 p.m. Join the Bethlehem Friends of Music as they celebrate their Young Artist Scholarship winner in concert! Free admission.

May 3          North Carolina Brass Band, Brian Meixner, conductor, Sunday, May 3, 2020, 3:00 pm; Home Moravian Church, 529 S. Main St., Winston-Salem, NC. Free. https://www.facebook.com/HMCMusicAtHome/

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.

2021

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