Through May 31, 2019

Sing, O Ye Heavens: Moravian Music and Instrument Making

When Moravians settled in Pennsylvania during the 1740s they brought with them a rich tradition of sacred music that was an essential part of Moravian life. Besides composing music for their own use, Moravians were also skilled instrument makers.

This exhibit will feature a 1763 cello, made in Bethlehem by Moravian instrument maker and composer John Antes. This recently discovered instrument is the oldest known cello made in America; it will be on public display for the first time in its history.


Free admission.

Through May 31, 2019 in the gallery at the Moravian Archives
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
check our calendar for select Saturday hours

This exhibit was created by the Moravian Archives in cooperation with the Moravian Music Foundation.