Moravian Music Festival Return to Bethlehem Registration Now Open For Singers and Instrumentalists

[Bethlehem, PA, May 12, 2022] – Registration is open now for the 26th Moravian Music Festival, which will be held July 26-30 live and in person in Bethlehem, Pa., on the campuses of Central Moravian Church and Moravian University.

The theme is JESUS STILL LEAD ON, a hymn text reflecting resilience and optimism as musicians emerge from the restrictions of the pandemic. Last year, because of public health concerns, the festival planning committee created an online-only festival, focusing on education with content, video and webinars held on Zoom and YouTube platforms.

This summer, singers and instrumentalists of all ages and all levels are welcome. There will be robust programs for children and youth, including a musical theater production entitled ACTS; tuition is free for children and youth.

Registrants may participate in the Festival Chorus or Concert Band and also join a smaller ensemble, such as trombone choir, steel pan ensemble, new worship ensemble, chamber music or handbell choir.

Two free public concerts will be presented each day and on Saturday morning. Meal plans and on-campus housing are available. The early bird registration rate for adults ends June 1.

Volunteers are needed; contact

Complete festival information and details are at

Inspired by the rich treasure trove of music in the archives of the Moravian Church in America, the first Moravian Music Festival was held in 1950 in Bethlehem and led by American-born conductor Thor Johnson. Since then, the Moravians have held more than two dozen festivals in Winston-Salem, N.C., and Bethlehem.

Information provided to TVL by:
Bryan Hay