162nd Annual Meeting, Lecture, and Reception

Join us on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Lititz Moravian Congregation in Lititz, Pennsylvania for the 162nd Annual Meeting, Lecture, and Reception of the Moravian Historical Society.

Members and the public alike are encouraged to join the Moravian Historical Society’s Board of Managers, members, volunteers, and staff for the following:

Annual Meeting
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lititz Moravian Congregation (8 Church Sq., Lititz, PA 17543)

The board and staff will present the past fiscal year's business to the membership body. The state of the Society will be addressed. Questions and comments are encouraged. Highlights include various awards and honors.

Dr. Jeffrey Gemmell will give this year's lecture

Annual Lecture

"Moravian Music of a Particular Time and Place: The “Lititz Anthems” of Johannes Herbst"
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Lititz Moravian Congregation

Dr. Jeffrey Gemmell, director of music ministries at Lititz Moravian Congregation, choral conductor at Millersville University, and founding artistic director/conductor of the Lititz Moravian Collegium Musicum (LMCM), will discuss the history, culture, and musical development of the settlement where Bishop Herbst composed over thirty well-crafted and distinctive anthems while a resident, 1791–1811. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Concert (reception to follow)

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Lititz Moravian Congregation

The Lititz Moravian Senior Choir and the Millersville University Chorale will join the Lititz Moravian Collegium Musicum to bring selected “Lititz anthems” to life. The concert will feature a vast array of instrumental music by Moravians and non-Moravians alike, including  Luigi Boccherini, W. A. Mozart, J. Christian Bechler, L. van Beethoven, Christian Latrobe, and others. The historic 1787 Tannenberg organ will be featured as a solo instrument and to accompany hymns and anthems. Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the door and are $15 for the public, $10 for MHS members, and $5 for students with I.D.

For more information, please contact Leah Triber at events@moravianhistory.org or at (610) 759-5070. You can also visit lititzmoravian.org or gemmell-posts.com to learn more about the concert.

The County of Northampton supports this event through its Hotel Tax Grant program.

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