New Winston Museum and the Moravian Music Foundation Collaborate for Historic Performance
“Now the Battle Din is O’er” was appropriately enough the last tune played for General Robert E. Lee. It was also the last music played by the 26th Regiment North Carolina Troops, made up of Moravian musicians from Salem. In February New Winston Museum in collaboration with the Moravian Music Foundation will be hosting performances of this historic music along with the touching “When the Swallows Homeward Fly” performed for Lee on the evening of the surrender at Appomattox, VA, and others.
The New Winston Museum now in its second year of operation showcases and preserves the many fascinating stories of this region from 1849 to present with oral histories, research, education, and collaboration. The museum’s lecture-recital The War At Home will include live performances of these powerful wartime songs with Tenor Glen Siebert, pianist and Moravian Music Foundation Director Dr. Nola Reed Knouse, and commentary by research advisor Phillip Dunigan. Nola and Phillip recently spoke with David Ford. They were joined by New Winston Museum Director of Education and Programming Chris Jordan.
The lecture-recital The War At Home is Tuesday, February 18th at noon in the New Winston Museum, 713 South Marshall Street in Winston-Salem. "The War at Home is made possible in part by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities."