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.

March 13 – 15, 2020

Laurel Ridge

Higgins Lodge,
Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference
& Retreat Center

Presented by Laurel Ridge and the Moravian Music Foundation

Easy Registration & Reasonable Rates! Please Register by March 2 !

TWO TRACKS: Choral and Instrumental – or, you may do a little of both.

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 LINKS TO BE PROVIDED HERE WHEN AVAILABLE:




Questions or concerns to MMF at 336-725-0651


General Daily 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 March 13 – 15; 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 2020 —

To Be Announced

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


8:00am                                Breakfast

9:00am                                Devotion

9:30 – 11:30am      Playing & Singing

12:00                                         Lunch

1:15 – 2:15pm        Playing & Singing

2:30 – 6:00pm                   Free Time

6:00pm                                   Supper

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.

8:45pm                                 Worship


8:00am                                Breakfast

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, P.O. Box 104, Laurel Springs NC  28644   (street address: 191 Transou Church Rd, Laurel Springs, NC)   www.mountainlaurelfellowship.com

12:00                      Safe travel home!




(Tuition, music, 2 suppers, 1 lunch)

per person                                    $0

Resident (Tuition, Room, all meals)

Salem Wing:

single occupancy, per person   $

double occupancy, per couple  $

Bishops Wing:

single occupancy, per person   $

double occupancy, per couple  $


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.