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2014 Performance - Psalm of Joy
On July 4, 1783, the citizens of Wachovia celebrated the independence of our nation in what was the earliest documented observance of the day. Among the events in Salem was a performance of Freudenpsalm, or Psalm of Joy, compiled by Moravian composer Johann Friedrich Peter.

On July 4, 2014, Psalm of Joy was performed once more in Home Moravian Church by the Moramus Chorale and Orchestra. Sung in German to replicate the 1783 performance, this music thrilled the large audience present in the church sanctuary.

The Wachovia Historical Society was pleased to co-sponsor this concert with Old Salem Museums & Gardens and the Moravian Music Foundation. This is another example of our commitment to the presentation, interpretation, and dissemination of the history of Wachovia and surrounding North Carolina.

The Board of Directors is grateful for your support, which funds the work of the Society.

Thomas W. Williams, Jr.
President, 2013 - 2015            
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