Sing, O Ye Heavens: Moravian Music & Instrument Making

  • Presented By: Moravian Archives
  • Dates: May 29, 2018 - May 31, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Location: Moravian Archives
  • Address: 41 W. Locust Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
  • Phone: (610) 866-3255
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free


When Moravians settled in Pennsylvania during the 1740s they brought with them a rich tradition of sacred music that was an essential part of Moravian life. Besides composing music for their own use, Moravians were also skilled instrument makers.

This exhibit will feature a 1763 cello, made in Bethlehem by Moravian instrument maker and composer John Antes. This recently discovered instrument is the oldest known cello made in America; it will be on public display for the first time in its history.