On Saturday, 8 June 2019, the Lititz Moravian Congregation hosted the 129th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania German Society. Tasked to make the day all about “music, music, and more music!,” we had the opportunity to showcase Moravian musical traditions in unique ways that could only happen right here in Lititz. Here is a brief overview of the schedule followed by link to the program booklet.
9:00 to 9:10 Welcome and Announcements
9:10-10:30 Concert and Discussion: The Brass Instrument Tradition in Lititz. Lititz Moravian Trombone Choir, Marilyn Winfield, Music Director and Conductor; Gentry Stoltzfus, Presenter.
10:45-12:00 Concert: Lititz Moravian Collegium Musicum, Jeffrey S. Gemmell [J.S.G.], Artistic Director and Conductor, featuring the 1787 David Tannenberg Organ
12:00-12:30 Lecture Demonstration: 1793 David Tannenberg Organ, J.S.G., Organist; Ray Brunner, Guest Lecturer
1:30-2:00 Organ Recital: 1959 Möller Organ (Tonally revised, 2013, by Ray Brunner Organ Company), J.S.G., Organist
2:00-3:00 Words of Sharing; Liturgy for Christian Unity; Liebesmahl (Lovefeast), featuring the Lititz Moravian Senior Choir, J.S.G., Organist and Choir Director
3:00-5:00 Tours: Lititz Moravian Church, Museum, Archives; Church Square; Carl Mueller House; and More!!!
Click below for a PDF of the complete printed program:
LMCM_Pa German Society_Program
Click video link below for the second morning session featuring the Lititz Moravian Collegium Musicum:
Click video link below for the third morning session featuring the 1792 David Tannenberg Organ. Organ builder and historian/scholar Ray Brunner was on hand to offer his interesting insights.