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16-Oct-2011
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.

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January 23 2017
Jan-23-2017
Recorder players of all levels are invited to the Highland Park Recorder Society's first monthly Recorder Playing Session of 2017, on Monday, January 23, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Parlor room of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, NJ, 19 South Second Avenue in Highland Park.  There is free parking in back of the church which may be accessed via Magnolia Street. ADA handicapped accessible.  Other sessions this seasons open to all recorder players will be held on the following Mondays:  Feb 6 (Maestro Robert Butts), March 6 (Lewis R. Baratz), Apr 3 (TBD), May 1 (John Burkhalter), and June 5 (TBD).

This month's guest conductor is Deborah Booth, noted and esteemed recorder player and performer on modern and historical flutes.  Learn more about Deborah Booth at flute-recorder-deborahbooth.com.

For more information, on the Highland Park Recorder Society, contact Donna Messer at:  recorderdonna <At sign> gmail <dot> com or click to email.

**Highland Park Recorder Society is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
February 05 2017
Feb-05-2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 4PM, The Princeton Abbey presents Les Agréments de musique,** Minju Lee, harpsichord and John Burkhalter, reorder, in a performance of French Baroque music composed by Marais, Lully, Dieupart, and Louis & François Couperin. 

Suggested Donation: $15. 
Princeton Abbey 
75 Mapleton Road 
Princeton, NJ 08540 

For directions and additional information please call 609.285.7931 or visit princetonabbey.org.

**Les Agréments de musique is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
February 06 2017
Feb-06-2017
Recorder players of all levels are invited to the Highland Park Recorder Society's Recorder Playing Session on Monday, February 6 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Parlor room of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, NJ, 19 South Second Avenue in Highland Park. There is free parking in back of the church which may be accessed via Magnolia Street. ADA handicapped accessible.  Other sessions this seasons open to all recorder players will be held on March 6 (Lewis R. Baratz), Apr 3 (TBD), May 1 (John Burkhalter), and June 5 (TBD).

This month's guest conductor is Maestro Robert Butts, noted conductor and music director.  Learn more about Maestro Butts at http://baroqueorchestra.org/content/robert-w-butts-conductor-and-music-director-baroque-orchestra-new-jersey.

For more information, on the Highland Park Recorder Society, contact Donna Messer at:  recorderdonna <At sign> gmail <dot> com or click to email.

**Highland Park Recorder Society is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
February 11 2017
Feb-11-2017
Dryden Ensemble* presents Le Médicin & La Musique. Elegant suites and medical curiosities from the French Baroque, including Marais's musical depiction of a bladder stone operation, with readings by actor Paul Hecht. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA. 

Tickets available online, by mail or at the door. General admission $25; students free with ID; 3-concert subscriptions $70. 
Phone: 609-466-8541 

*Dryden Ensemble is a member of the Guild for Early Music

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music