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Piedmont Chamber singers present A Moravian Christmas

December 11, 2012

It was not the Pilgrims who brought European music to America, but the Moravians. These German-speaking, music-loving Christians came to America, and brought the musical traditions of Haydn and Mozart with them. In fact, when Benjamin Franklin wanted to hear Haydn’s Creation, he had to hop on a horse from Philadelphia to the Moravian community outside of town to hear it!

On its 35th anniversary season, The Piedmont Chamber Singers are celebrating our Moravian musical heritage with A Moravian Christmas, Friday night, December 14 at 7:30pm in Calvary Moravian Church, and Saturday, December 15 at 7:30pm in Kernersville Moravian Church.

On the program will be Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, fondly nicknamed the Little Organ Mass. Piedmont Chamber Singers Artistic Director Wendy Looker spoke with David by phone from her studio in Greensboro.


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