The Guild's Annual Early Music Event - The Grounds for Sculpture.
The Guild for Early Music will be featured in the 7th Annual Early Music Festival at the Grounds fro Sculpture on Sunday, October 16, 2011, from Noon to 5:30 PM. This year's theme is "Light and Dark," and member ensembles will perform Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque concerts throughout the afternoon in the SJCA building.

Two vocal ensembles and a "loud band" will perform outdoors in the park (weather permitting) , as well as in the main venue.

Free sculpture tours inspired by this year's festival theme "Light and Dark."

We finish with a "petting zoo" of instruments played during the festival: visitors can try out the some the instruments. This year we expect viola da gamba, baroque cello, harpsichord, sackbut, harp, vielle, dulcian, baroque bassoon, kortholt, psaltery, and recorders of many sizes.


12:00 Noon
Master of Ceremonies - WWFM - Welcome.
12:05 PM
La Spirita (Viol consort with voice performs songs and dances of 17th-century England)
12:35PM Musica Dolce (Baroque ensemble)
1:05 PM

Dryden Ensemble (Baroque ensemble.  Jane McKinley, director)

1:35 PM Vox Fidelis (a capella vocal ensemble performing pre-Renaissance music by English composer John Sheppard)
2:00 PM

Practitioners of Musick ("The Baroque in Holland" a brief survey of 17th-century Dutch music from the age of Rembrandt and Vermeer as presented by The Practitioners of Musick.)

2:25 PM

La Fiocco (Bucks County's period instrument ensemble featuring Joseph Hill, countertenor, with harpsichord, recorders, baroque cello, and baroque bassoon.)

2:50 PM The Englechor Consort  (Songs and dances, both happy and sad, from the 13th, 14th and early 15th centuries, played on recorders, vielles, harp, psaltery, hurdy gurdy and drums.)
3:15 PM Le triomphe de l'amour (Janet Palumbo, harpsichord, John Burkhalter, recorder. Music composed in Rome during the early years of the 18th century - airs and dances for recorder and harpsichord by Mancini and Pasquini and works for harpsichord solo by Pasquini and Alessandro Scarlatti. ) 
3:35PM Mostly Motets (Vocal ensemble. Renaissance composers reflect on the ambiguity of first and last light in life, love, and faith in selections by Byrd, Dowland, Morley, Tallis, and Willbye.)
4:00 PM Gloria Consort (Baroque ensemble - music of the French baroque.  Orum Stringer, recorder, Kenton Meyer, baroque flute and recorder, Lynn Fergusson, viola da gamba, for flute, recorders, gamba, Ernest Meyer, harpsichord.)
4:25 PM Delaware River Consort / Spectra Musica  (Vocal quartet, Renaissance wind band with recorders, sackbut, cornetti cornemuse, kortholts and dulcians, and several guest artists collaborate for an early music smorgasbord - works Palestrina, Greene, Gabrieli, Dowland, Lassus, and others.)
5:00 PM "Petting Zoo" - your chance to play a hurdy-gurdy.


<October 2015>
October 06 2015
Tune in to the Classical Network (WWFM) and WWFM.ORG to hear excerpts from the Guild for Early Music's 2014 Festival, today 2-4 PM (part 2 of 3 broadcasts).  The final broadcast is Friday, Oct 9 from 2-3 PM.
October 09 2015
Tune in to the Classical Network (WWFM) and WWFM.ORG to hear the final broadcast of excerpts from the Guild for Early Music's 2014 Festival, today from 2-3 PM.
October 18 2015
At the Grounds For Sculpture
11th Annual Guild for Early Music festival, in partnership with the Grounds For Sculpture and WWFM, The Classical Network.  With admission to the Grounds, enjoy an entire afternoon with more than a dozen groups performing music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque eras.  From 12:30 to 5:00 PM.  For directions and information, visit groundsforsculpture.org
October 24 2015

La Fiocco** presents:  Shakespeare's London in Music & Song.  Join us for this extravaganza of rarely-performed music from the Age of Shakespeare.  Artistic Director Lewis R. Baratz has assembled an all-star cast of period instrument musicians who will be featured in the "Broken Consort" Lessons of Thomas Morley, a composer associated with Shakespeare and Elizabeth I.  Young artists Nicole Renna (Temple University) and Samuel Cox (Princeton University) will perform songs from the plays.  Rare instruments such as the cittern, bandora, and renaissance guitar will be featured as well.

Saturday, October 24, 7:30 PM at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ.  $25 general admission, $10 students, children 12 & young free, when accompanied by an adult.  For more information visit lafiocco.org

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music