Single Sisters House and Ohio Moravian Choirs
On Thursday, April 12, Gwynne Taylor delighted lunch lecture attendees with the inside scoop on Salem Academy and College’s restoration of the Single Sisters House. Gwynne is an Alumna Trustee for the college. She brought in copies of the Our State magazine article about the Single Sisters House; copies of Salem College librarian Susan Taylor’s booklet on the history of the Sisters House; copies of the children’s book “Sister Maus” by Salem college professor John Hutton, which is a fictional story of a little mouse who lived in the Sisters House; as well as a slideshow and printed photographs of the restoration and personal items found during work, such as a broken Nat King Cole record from the 1950s when the building was still in use as a dormitory and pieces of pottery from the House’s early years.
For more information about the Single Sisters House restoration, visit http://www.salem.edu/old/SingleSisters/.
Also on Thursday, Nola attended the annual Ohio Moravian Choirs banquet. The choirs of the Ohio Moravian churches have been gathering annually for over 50 years. This year the choirs, led Nola, joined together for a reading session of music provided by the Moravian Music Foundation. Selections included:
- Hearken! Stay Close to Jesus Christ by David Moritz Michael
- Blessed Are They by Johann Sorensen
- God Is My Rock by Johann Friedrich Peter
- Enter his Gates by Ernst Willhelm Wolf
- Till At Last My LIfe Shall End by Francis Florentine Hagen
We hope the 2008 Ohio Moravian Choirs Banquet will feature another reading session of new Moravian anthems and long-time favorites.
For more information about what’s going on in Ohio for the 550th Anniversary of the Moravian Church, visit http://www.mcnp.org/articles.asp?ID=5.
For more information about and resources for the 550th Anniversary, visit http://www.moravian.org/news/2007/070115_550th_resources.phtml.
Our pre-publication discount on the “Sing O Ye Heavens” CD has been extended through May 6 (Moravian Music Sunday). Click HERE to download the order form. Orders must be postmarked by May 6 to receive the special discounted price of $14, which includes shipping and applicable sales tax.