Hank Naisby, Festival Committee Chair Elizabeth Johnson, Assistant Chair / Hospitality Jan Christensen, Health & Safety Consultant / Nurse Rev. Dr. C. Riddick Weber, Festival Chaplain Nola Reed Knouse, Music Director, Director, Moravian Music Foundation John V. Sinclair, Festival Chorus and Orchestra Conductor Allen Frank, Festival Concert Band Conductor Rebecca Kleintop Lepore, Festival Organist and Rehearsal Accompanist Don Kemmerer, Festival Trombone Choir Director Jan Harke, Festival Handbell Choir Director Tory Reid and Janique Simmons, Steel Pan Directors Rev. Dr. C. Riddick Weber, New Music Ensemble Director Joni Roos, Concertmaster and Chamber Music Coordinator Myra Jones, Children’s Program Coordinator Sarah Hriniak, Music Director for Children’s Musical Lynnette Delbridge, Youth Program Coordinator G. Randall Gibbs, Assistant to the Choral Conductor Gwyneth Michel, Assistant Director, Moravian Music Foundation Sarah Wright, Exec. Assistant and Program Associate, Moravian Music Foundation Erik Salzwedel, Business Manager, Moravian Music Foundation Dave Blum, Research Librarian, Moravian Music Foundation Barbara Strauss, Cataloging Project Manager, Moravian Music Foundation Jan Harke, Project Cataloger, Moravian Music Foundation Rt. Rev. Hopeton Clennon, Senior Pastor, Central Moravian Church Blair Flintom, Facilities and Technology, Moravian University _________, Recording and Livestreaming, Central Moravian Church Mike Riess, Photographer, IBOC
Moravian Music Festival
Festival Concert Band invites all wind instrumentalists, of all ages and levels, to participate in rehearsals and performances all week. Required is a love of music, a thirst for learning, and commitment to sharing your best. The Festival Concert Band is conducted by Allen Frank
Location: Foy Hall
Registrants of the Moravian Music Festival who choose to play in the Concert Band, may also join another smaller ensemble, like handbells, chamber, steel pan, or trombone choir.
Concert Band members are encouraged to play with the Prelude Band prior to evening concerts.
The 26th Festival will feature a varied program of sacred and secular music; some, Moravian-related.
The Concert Band will rehearse in Foy Hall on the south campus of Moravian University and perform its concert on Saturday morning in Foy Hall.
Moravian Music Festival
Festival Chorus is open to all vocalists attending the Festival. Required is a love of Moravian music, a thirst for learning, and commitment to sharing your talent. The Festival Chorus and Orchestra is conducted by Maestro John Sinclair.
Registrants may listen to MP3 audio of the choral anthems.
Location: Central Moravian Church
This ensemble’s rehearsals and repertoire center on the Friday night Festival Chorus and Orchestra Concert. Other singing opportunities are the Opening Lovefeast, Anthem Sing, morning devotions, New Music Ensemble, and Random Acts of Music.
The 26th Festival will feature new editions and new compositions. Many of the anthems written by Moravian composers are fully scored for strings and winds, and sometimes, brass. The Chorus will have Becky Kleintop Lepore as the rehearsal accompanist and Festival Organist.
Moravian Music Festival
Festival Orchestra accompanies the Festival Chorus and serves at the pleasure of Maestro John Sinclair, Festival Conductor. This ensemble is professional level, with its rehearsals and repertoire centering around the Friday night Festival Chorus and Orchestra Concert.
Many of the anthems written by Moravian composers are fully scored for strings and winds, and sometimes, brass. The orchestra will consist of a string quartet at the core with other instruments as required by the repertoire and instrumentation needs.
If you are a Moravian musician, performing at a high level, you may apply to join the Festival Orchestra for Festival week. Please send a brief resume to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Gwyn Michel is working with Lehigh Valley area contractors to hire professionals to round out needs not met by Festival participants.
Some places you could stay…
Hotels, Motels, B&B, RBO
The Festival is set up for your arrival in the p.m. of Tuesday. Concerts and activities wrap up before noon on Saturday.
The Festival is a four-night event.
Plan for 7/26 – 7/29 with Departure the morning of 7/30
You may sign up for on-campus housing (limited supply) or seek your own accommodations.
This page is designed to assist with the second option.
There are many hotels in the Lehigh Valley, including all the major chains. We encourage participants to use online travel sites and compare prices with those posted by the particular chain.
We also recommend using your AAA for discounts and joining frequent guest clubs in order to earn points or receive deals and discounts.
Alternative accommodations are worth a look, in the form of Rental By Owner (RBO) properties. These may be searched on sites such as AirBnB and VRBO.
We have only set up blocks at the three hotels listed below. This sets a price and ensures some availability. This does not guarantee the lowest price.
PLEASE DO NOT DELAY!
BLOCKS WILL EXPIRE AS EARLY AS JUNE 26, 2022.
After that time, we cannot guarantee availability.
Comfort Inn & Suites
Festival participants are encouraged to connect with Musicians Around the World!
Watch for information on:
- Social Time on Zoom (prior to Festival week)
- Interest Area Breakouts (prior to Festival week)
- and more…
Soli Deo Gloria