–All evening concerts are preceded by a prelude of chorales;
see below for times and instrumentation of each prelude. Complete List —
Sunday, July 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Church, Rejoice! Festival Opening Lovefeast
Home Moravian Church, with musical worship by ________ Choir.
Rev. Nola Reed Knouse, speaker
Prelude by Moravian Band, i.e., all wind instruments will play from the green and blue chorale books**, outside on the lawn (6:45), in the shade, in front of the church.
The band may play again, after the service, if it is not too dark or too hot.
Monday, July 24, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Loveliest Immanuel: An Elegant Evening
Trinity Moravian Church. A variety of music for voices and instruments (solos, duos, trios)!
The prelude will be by Moravian Lower Brass, i.e., all players of baritones, euphoniums, tubas, and trombones will play from the green and blue chorale books**, (playing soprano and alto down an octave) outside on the lawn (6:45), in front of the church.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Salem Band
On the Square, in Salem. A special program of wind ensemble music. Bring a folding chair or blanket and arrive early (6:30) for double preludes by both the Festival Brass Ensemble and the Festival Trombone Choir. Extra chairs will be available for Festival participants from out of town.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Joining Our Voices: A Moravian Anthem Sing
Home Moravian Church. Since, our singers have rested their voices this afternoon, let’s meet at the church for a combination Concert/Anthem Sing. _________will perform, but also invite participation on selected anthems, with which you are likely familiar.
And, since, our players have rested their embouchures this afternoon, let’s meet at the church (6:45), for a prelude by Moravian Band, i.e., all wind instruments will play from the green and blue chorale books**, outside on the lawn, in the shade, in front of the church.
Thursday, July 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m. By a Spring: Festival Concert Band Concert, with Trombone Choir, Handbells and Chamber Ensembles
Calvary Moravian Church. The power of mixed wind ensemble, with a message!
The prelude (7:00) will be by Woodwinds, i.e., all players of flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, saxophones will play from the green and blue chorale books**, inside the church (balcony?).
Friday, July 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Sing, O Ye Heavens: Festival Choral and Orchestral Concert
Williams Auditorium of Winston-Salem State University. Featuring several “first modern performances” of works newly edited from the archives! To see the tentative list of music, click here.
Prelude by Moravian Band, i.e., all wind instruments will play from the green and blue chorale books**, outside on the lawn (6:30), to the east of the auditorium.
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Closing Singstunden/Concerts
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. & 10:45 – 12 noon
These morning concerts will be in two parts, with repertoire to be determined _______________ At this point, we know the first will be by the Festival Band. The second will include a variety of music ensembles, featuring the Festival Trombone Choir, Festival Handbell Choir, as well as vocalists and chamber ensembles. A lively program to close out this festal week and leave us all in eager anticipation for 2021 in Bethlehem!
No prelude is planned for this morning.
** Chorale Books are available from the Moravian Music Foundation sales table, during the Festival, or pre-order at the MMF website.