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a symposium celebr ating

The Life and Music of Johannes Herbst

april 19 – 21, 2012 winston-salem, north carolina

Please join us in April to celebrate the life and music of Johannes Herbst (1735-1812), Moravian pastor, bishop, composer, musician, scholar, and educator. Old Salem Museums & Gardens and the Moravian Music Foundation are jointly presenting a symposium that will include beautiful concerts, enlightening lectures, and special tours. The Herbst Symposium will be held April 19 – 21, 2012, at Old Salem Museums & Gardens and the Moravian Music Foundation in Winston-Salem, NC.

a symposium celebr ating

The Life and Music of Johannes Herbst

april 19 – 21, 2012 • winston-salem, north carolina Dr. Tim Sharp, executive director of the American Choral Directors Association, will give the keynote address, drawing upon his research in England as a fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He has solved the mystery about Johannes Herbst’s four years in England, the heretofore missing years of his biography. In addition, the Rev. Dr. Nola Reed Knouse, director of the Moravian Music Foundation, and Rev. Dr. C. Daniel Crews, Archivist of the Moravian Church, Southern Province, will speak about Herbst’s life and music in Europe and America. Performers will include Scott Carpenter, Coordinator of Music Programming and Tannenberg Organs at Old Salem; the Moramus Chorale and Orchestra, Jayson Snipes Conductor; and musicians from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Most of Herbst’s music has not been performed since the 19th century, so this will be entirely “new” music for 21st century audiences. To see the complete symposium schedule and registration information please visit the Old Salem website, www.oldsalem.org. Please register by April 10, 2012.

A Musical Walking Tour of the Salem God’s Acre It’s amazing to discover just how many talented musicians have lived and worked in Salem over the past two centuries. During this hour-long walk through God’s Acre (wear your comfortable walking shoes), we will visit the graves of such musicians as Simon Peter, Gottlieb Schober, Amelia Adelaide Van Vleck, Bessie Whittington Pfohl, Edward William Lineback (Leinbach), Samuel T. Mickey, Thor Johnson, Burton Snyder, and – of course! – Johannes Herbst. We will be accompanied by a Moravian band playing tunes appropriate to the musicians we remember.

Thursday, April 19, 2012 Arrival Registration between 1:00pm and 5:00pm at the Old Salem Visitor Center 7:30pm Lecture Concert: “Herbst’s Hymns to be Sung at the Pianoforte” featuring Dr. Tim Sharp, Scott Carpenter, and musicians from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center. Concert is open to the public and is $10.00 for non-symposium registrants.

Friday, April 20, 2012 8:30am Continental breakfast at the Old Salem Visitor Center 9:30am Rev. Dr. C. Daniel Crews: Lecture – “Herbst the Servant,” Old Salem Visitor Center 10:45am Rev. Dr. Nola Reed Knouse: Lecture – “Herbst the Musician,” Old Salem Visitor Center Noon Buffet lunch at the Old Salem Visitor Center 1:30pm God’s Acre for a “Musical Graveyard Tour” and place flowers on Herbst’s grave 3:00pm “Let Each Abide in His Love”: Sacred Solos and Duets by Johannes Herbst – Concert at Moravian Music Foundation 4:00pm Moravian Music Foundation: Exhibit of Herbst’s music and tour the vault to see Herbst manuscripts 5:30pm Dinner on own 7:30pm “Hallelujah, Sing We Loudly!”: Sacred Anthems by Johannes Herbst performed by Moramus Chorale and Orchestra in Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center. Concert is open to the public and is $10.00 or non-symposium registrants.

Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:00am Continental breakfast at the Old Salem Visitor Center 10:00am Rev. Dr. Nola Knouse: Lecture – “Herbst Mysteries,” Old Salem Visitor Center 10:30am Panel discussion/Q&A with Rev. Dr. Knouse, Rev. Dr. Crews, Dr. Sharp and Scott Carpenter, Old Salem Visitor Center 11:00am Woodwind concert: “The Mysterious Mr. Collauf: Who Wrote These Pieces?” for 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 1 bassoon, Old Salem Visitor Center Noon Noon Conclude, Old Salem Visitor Center

dr. tim sharp

Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association Tim Sharp is Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the national professional association for choral conductors, educators, scholars, students, and choral music industry representatives in the United States. Sharp, an active choral conductor and researcher/writer, has varied his career with executive positions in both higher education and publishing and recording. He is editor of a new critical edition of Johannes Herbst’s Hymns to be Sung at the Pianoforte published by Steglein Publishing. Sharp holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the School of Church Music of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He is a Clare Hall Life Fellow at Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, has studied at the Aspen School of Music, the Harvard NEH Medieval Sacred Music Studies program, and received a Rotary Fellowship for study in Belgium.

rev. dr. nola reed knouse

Director of the Moravian Music Foundation Nola Reed Knouse, Director of the Moravian Music Foundation, holds degrees from Wake Forest University and the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, with specialization in eighteenth-century German music theory and performance. She has held teaching positions at the Eastman School of Music, Oregon State University, North Carolina School of the Arts Community Music School, Wake Forest University, and Salem College. Her articles and book reviews have appeared in Current Musicology, Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics, and the Moravian Music Journal. In addition to her work as Director of the Moravian Music Foundation, she is active as a flutist, composer, and arranger. She is a lifelong Moravian and a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is an ordained Moravian minister serving in specialized ministry.

rev. dr. c. daniel crews

Archivist of the Moravian Church, Southern Province C. Daniel Crews is Archivist of the Moravian Church, Southern Province. He served pastorates in North Carolina, England, and the Virgin Islands. He holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from High Point College; Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Divinity from Moravian Theological Seminary; Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in English from UNC-Greensboro; and Doctor of Philosophy in historical theology from the University of Manchester, England. He also has done post-doctoral study at the University of Prague, Czech Republic. Since coming to the Archives in 1991, he has published 14 booklets on various Moravian historical and theological topics; he also edited J. Kenneth Pfohl’s Memorabilia of Salem Congregation 1931-1961. He also has translated and written numerous hymns, six of which are in the Moravian Book of Worship. He served as editor of Volumes

12 and 13 of Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, published by the state Division of Archives and History. For the 250th anniversary of the Southern Province he and assistant archivist Richard Starbuck wrote With Courage for the Future: The Story of the Moravian Church, Southern Province. Most recently he has written Faith, Love, Hope, A History of the Unitas Fratrum, and has gathered recipes from Moravians around the world in Aroundthe-World Moravian Unity Cookbook. With Richard Starbuck he is engaged on a multi-year, multi-volume project to publish the Records of the Moravians among the Cherokee; three volumes are in print to date.

scott carpenter

Coordinator of Music Programming, Old Salem Scott Carpenter is coordinator of music programming at Old Salem Museums and Gardens and organist at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts. He performs recitals and presents Tannenberg organ lectures to Old Salem’s visitors throughout the year.

the moramus chorale The Moramus Chorale was organized in 1976 with the specific purpose of presenting music from the collections of the Moravian Music Foundation. The Chorale has performed numerous concerts over the years including a program of contemporary Moravian Music at the 13th Moravian Music Festival in 1978 and a recreation of a 1789 lovefeast ode at the 1996 Moravian Music Festival. In 1995, the chorale produced a recording of hymns from the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship. In conjunction with Old Salem, Inc., the Chorale produced a CD of Christmas music in 2006.

jayson alan snipes

Music Director, Moramus Chorale Jayson Alan Snipes, Music Director of the Moramus Chorale, is a native of WinstonSalem, North Carolina. He received the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is currently pursuing the Master of Music in Choral Conducting.  A life-long Moravian, Jayson takes particular interest in the history and study of Moravian music, and has been a music editor for the Moravian Music Foundation since 2003.

registration form

a symposium celebr ating

The Life and Music of Johannes Herbst

april 19 – 21, 2012 old salem museums & gardens

To register, please call 1-800-441-5305 or complete the registration form, include payment, and mail to: Herbst Symposium Registration Old Salem Reservations 600 South Main Street Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

name address city/state/zip phone email please indicate any dietary requirements registration fee: $50 for the entire symposium and $10 each for the April 19 & 20 evening concerts only

Make checks payable to: Old Salem – Herbst Symposium. Please register by April 10, 2012.


The Life and Music of Johannes Herbst