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Ephrata Music

Date(s): 06/12/2022
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join Martin Hinkley, Choral Director, and Becky Degan, Choral Accompanist, as they lead a short discussion of Ephrata’s musical history. Discover the unique approach that Conrad Beissel, Ephrata’s founder, took to composing music. Using his rules for composition the members of Ephrata created over one-thousand original pieces of choral music, including works by the first documented female composers in the United States.  

This program will be held in the Saal, the 1741 Meetinghouse, following the conclusion of the guided tours starting at 12:30 and 1:30. If you wish to join only the music talks they will begin about a hour after the start of the tours.  The short music programs are included with regular admission to the historic site.

Ephrata Cloister

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission:
Josh Shapiro, Governor – Hayley Haldeman, Chair – Andrea Lowery, Executive Director

Ephrata Cloister is one of 26 historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trail of History. For more information or to request a free 24-page visitor guide, visit or phone toll free 1-866-PATRAIL.

The Ephrata Cloister Associates is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, supporting the mission of preservation and education at this National Historic Landmark.

Anne Brossman Sweigart Charitable Foundation
Irene Weidman Charitable Foundation
Ephrata National Bank
Black Forest Brewery/Americana 1777 Inn
A Woman’s Club of Ephrata
The Historic Ephrata Cloister June Hours of Operation: OPEN 9am - 4pm Wednesday through Saturday & OPEN 12pm - 4pm Sunday. CLOSED Monday and Tuesday