A series of free concerts will be presented online on the evenings of July 18-23, 2021, as part of the 26th Moravian Music Festival sponsored by the Moravian Music Foundation. These concerts are presented on either ZOOM or YOUTUBE and open to the public. Each concert will begin with a prelude or devotions at 7:00 p.m. The schedule is as follows:
- Sunday, July 18: Christian Hearts, in Love United - opening worship, with readers/speakers from around the worldwide Moravian Unity
- Monday, July 19: I Have Chosen You - Mary Wilson, soprano, with musicians of the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, Florida, John Sinclair, conductor
- Tuesday, July 20: Pipes and Pedals, featuring Moravian organists and organs from North America, Europe, and South Africa, including five David Tannenberg organs!
- Wednesday, July 21: Summer Serenade, featuring instrumental and vocal music in small ensembles from many locations
- Thursday, July 22: Resounding Brass, presenting brass ensembles and soloists from North America, Europe, and South Africa
- Friday, July 23: We Are Members of Christ's Body, a service of word and music including anthems sung by the Festival virtual choir and chorales played by the virtual Festival band, and a presentation from a youth musical theatre production, ACTS!, which will be presented in its entirety in July of 2022.
Tune in during Festival week to enjoy music each evening beginning with a prelude and/or devotions. Free and open to the public. Please visit moravianmusicfestival.org and click on "For Audience" or "Public Concert Info." https://www.moravianmusicfestival.org/festival-concerts-2/
Other activities during the 26th Moravian Music Festival, Part I, include live and pre-recorded seminars and panel discussions, lectures, tips and tricks for choir and band directors, social events, and even some games. Registration for the Festival will remain open; please visit moravianmusicfestival.org and click on "Registration." Children and youth are free; adult registration includes a discount coupon for registration for Part II of the festival, scheduled to be held in Bethlehem in July of 2022. Festival leaders include John V. Sinclair, Festival choral conductor; Allen Frank, Festival concert band conductor; the Rev. Melissa Johnson, chaplain; Sarah Hriniak, children's musical director.
Moravian Music Festivals, held every four years, are a project of the Moravian Music Foundation: moravianmusic.org. The first Moravian Music Festival was held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in June of 1950.
For more information, see http://www.moravianmusicfestival.org or call 336-725-0651.
Time: 19:00 - 21:00