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Moravians in North America will host the Third International Brass Festival.

Moravians in North America will host the Third International Brass Festival of the Worldwide Moravian Unity in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 19-22 July 2018, a long weekend of music and fellowship that connects brass instrument players through musical collaboration, builds friendships and community. The week culminates with a concert/ service by the massed brass choir on Sunday, 22 July 2018 at 4:00pm in Wait Chapel, Wake Forest University; it is free and open to the public and we hope you will join us. Audiences will experience a wide range of repertoire, from sacred chorales to works for double brass choir with organ.

In 2007, Moravian musicians in South Africa, Germany, and America organised the first Festival specifically for brass instrumentalists. It is an open festival where all ages learn, rehearse, and play together during the event, forming an enormous massed brass ensemble. Church membership is not required. All are invited (Moravian and non-Moravian) to come and be a part of this exciting week of musical growth and fellowship in Winston-Salem, home to the early Moravian settlements of Bethabara, Bethania, and Salem.

Unity Brass Festival is a ministry focused on participation rather than performance. Replete with opportunities to learn and play music, Brass Festivals are open to brass instrumentalists of all levels of playing ability. To be more specific, if you started playing this year, come join us; if you have never played an instrument, we would encourage you to get some basic instruction prior to Festival week and be familiar with your instrument. Registration information may be found at http://unitybrass.moravianmusicfestival .org and a Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1271408556287763. To sign up to host or adopt or sponsor or volunteer, please go to www.surveygizmo.com/s3 /4161122/UnityBrass.

Mary Black Junttonen, Music Librarian Emeritus

Michigan State University

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Author:Junttonen, Mary Black
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Date:Apr 1, 2018
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