Music Events

January, 2019

January 20, 3:00 p.m. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration (Louise Toppin, soprano and John O’Brien, pianist) at Home Moravian Church (529 S. Church St.).

January 25, 7:00 p.m. ~ The Westminster Concert Bell Choir from Princeton, NJ at Calvary Moravian Church (600 Holly Ave.).  The choir is composed of students from Westminster Choir College, which was the first institution in the world to develop such a program. They perform on the largest range of handbells in the world – 8 octaves, including the large Basso Profundo aluminum cast bells that are a new phenomenon in bell ringing. This is a great concert for all ages and is incredibly entertaining. These students spend countless hours in rehearsal and in preparation to perform incredibly difficult music with fun, flare, and creativity. The concert is free and open to the public with a love-offering received during the concert to benefit both the ensemble and City With Dwellings. A nursery will be provided beginning 15 minutes prior to the concert. Truly this is an evening not to be missed!

 

February, 2019

February 14, 12:15 p.m. ~ Lunchtime Lecture – Recovering the Second St. Phillips Graveyard (Salem Congregation Graveyard Committee, speakers) at Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall of the Archie K. Davis Center.  You are welcome to bring your lunch!

February 23-25 ~  Music on the Mountain, a Moravian Music Weekend at Laurel Ridge Camp, Conference and Retreat Center. An opportunity to make music together, to worship, to learn, and to enjoy Moravian fellowship. There will be two tracks for participation, vocal and band (listeners welcome, too). Call Laurel Ridge to register (336) 359-2951, (888) 831-5922,   info@laurelridge.org.  Registration includes lodging and meals and music. Instrumentalists, please bring a wire music stand. Brother Jim White, Choir Director of Raleigh Moravian Church – Choral Leader; Brother Robah Ogburn, Director of the Bethabara Band – Band Leader; Brother Dennis Rohn – Devotions.

February 24, 3:00 p.m. ~ North Carolina Brass Band at Home Moravian Church (529 S. Church St.).

 

March, 2019

March 14, 12:15 p.m. ~ Lunchtime Lecture – Stories from the Archives’ New Publication:  The Records of the Moravian with the Cherokee, Volume 9 (Richard Starbuck, speaker) at Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall of the Archie K. Davis Center.  You are welcome to bring your lunch!

March 22, 7:30 p.m. ~ Music for a Great Space; Kimberly Marshall, organist (W-S native, studied with John Mueller at UNCSA) at Christ United Methodist Church (410 Holden Rd., Greensboro).  Purchase tickets at the door or at www.musicforgreatspace.org ($22/20/15/5).

 

April

April 11, 12:15 p.m. ~ Lunchtime Lecture – An Introduction to Moravian Memoirs for Young Persons (Eric Elliott, speaker) at Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall of the Archie K. Davis Center.  You are welcome to bring your lunch!

April 20, 7:00 p.m. ~ Great Sabbath Service of Music at Home Moravian Church (529 S. Church St.).

 

May

May 5, 3:00 p.m. ~ A Margaret Vardell Sandresky Celebration at Home Moravian Church (529 S. Church St.).

May 9, 12:15 p.m. ~ Lunchtime Lecture – Gehra, Guera, Gera – Moravian Composer (David Blum, speaker) at Spaugh Lecture/Recital Hall of the Archie K. Davis Center.  You are welcome to bring your lunch!

May 19 ~ Moravian Music Sunday

 

June

June 18, 3:00 p.m. ~ American Harp Society – Music from the Moravian Music Foundation Vault at Home Moravian Church (529 S. Church St.).