1987 Festival June 28-July 3

The 16th Moravian Music Festival was held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 28-July 3, 1987. Richard Schantz was choral conductor; Jeffrey Reynolds was band director, with members of the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and friends. Public events included …

  • Sunday, June 28, opening lovefeast at Edmonton Moravian Church
  • Monday, June 29, concert of brass music with Jean Reynolds, soprano, Moravian Music Festival brass ensemble, Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor, at Convocation Hall, University of Alberta
  • Wednesday, July 1, Festival chorus and soloists, with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and Friends, Richard Schantz, conductor, at All Saints Cathedral, featuring the Church Year in Moravian Music
  • Thursday, July 2, concert by the Festival band, Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor, at Convocation Hall, University of Alberta
  • Friday, July 3, Festival chorus, soloists, with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and Friends, Richard Schantz, conductor, at All Saints Cathedral

Festival personnel included conductors Richard Schantz and Jeffrey Reynolds, Festival organist Monica Schantz, soprano Jean Reynolds, alto J. Paula O’Driscoll, bass James Monro, and the Alberta Baroque Ensemble.

Workshops included …

  • Sharon Beckstead, Senior Choir Director in a Small Church
  • Lee Brodeur, Junior Choir Director in a Small Church
  • Rev. Wilfred Dreger, Canadian Moravians in Ministry and Missions
  • Rev. Otto Dreydoppel, Jr., Modern Trends in Moravian Liturgy
  • William Franklin, Liturgical Oral Reading
  • Rev. Mark Van Herr, Modern Trends in Moravian Music
  • Carol Alchin Otto, Organist in a Small Church

The Festival was chaired by Rev. R. E. Voelker, and a committee of M. Blair Couch, Sharon Dimond, Ken Hicks, Peter Leonard, Irene Noske, Brenda M. S. Prochnau, Colin Rees, and Janice Vitt, along with a larger subcommittee, did a fantastic organizational job to make this a very special Festival!