Programs & Events
December 3, 2013
German-English Advent Singstunde
7:00 at the Old Chapel (on the campus of Central Moravian Church, Church and Main Streets in Bethlehem).
A Singstunde is a traditional Moravian form of worship in which the congregation unites in singing a series of hymn stanzas. The stanzas are selected to develop a specific devotional theme. A Singstunde is sometimes referred to as "a sermon in song."
For this Singstunde Advent and Christmas hymns were chosen, that can be sung in either German or English. The Singstunde is hosted by the Moravian Archives, Central Moravian Church and the Moravian Music Foundation.
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen / Lo, How a Rose is Growing
Wie soll ich dich empfangen / How Shall I Meet You, Jesus
O du mein Trost und süßes Hoffen / O Jesus, Grant Me Hope and Comfort
O komm, o komm, Du Morgenstern / O Come, O Come, Immanuel
O Bethlehem, du kleine Stadt / O Little Town of Bethlehem
Macht hoch die Tür / Fling Wide the Door
Hosianna / Hosanna by Christian Gregor
O du fröhliche / O How Joyfully
Hört die Engelchöre singen / Hark the Herald Angels Sing
December 7, 2012
A Historic Moravian Christmas
5:00 pm at the Whitefield House in Nazareth, Pa.
Authentic Christmas Eve celebration, based on original odes from before the Civil War
for more information and reservations, call 610-759-5070
June 2 - 13, 2014
German Script Course
A two-week intensive course in reading 18th and 19th century German manuscripts. The Moravian Archives is the only place in the country that offers such a course in German paleography.
For more information click here.
October 2-5, 2014
4th Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History & Music
We are now accepting proposals for individual papers, panels, lecture recitals, films, and reports on current research projects on any topic related to Moravian history and music. Special consideration will be given to the following topics:
War & Peace and the Moravians, for example:
• Martyrdom of John Hus (1369-1415)
• Civil War in America
• Controversy and the Moravians
• Moravian composer, Johann Christian Geisler (1729-1815)
Proposals of 300 words or less will be accepted on the conference website until April 1, 2014.
Visit the website for more information and updates: www.moravianconferences.org