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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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February 01 2015
Feb-01-2015
Melomanie with La Bernardinia.**
Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord,  join forces with the Wilmington-based baroque and new music ensemble, Melomanie. Our joint concert of provocative pairings will feature 21st century music from Brazil for recorder and harpsichord by Pitombeira, a work for large ensemble by Pennsylvania composer Anthony Mosakowski, baroque music for two harpsichords, and works by Marcello and Vivaldi. The performance will take place in a beautiful museum venue.

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2PM
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
melomanie.tix.com

**La Bernardiniais a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
April 19 2015
Apr-19-2015
La Bernadinia**, Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord will be joined by organist Chad Fothergill to perform works from popular collections such as The Division Flute, The Division Viol, The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Byrd's Parthenia in-Violata, Hume's First Part of Ayres, and Locke's Little Consort.

Enjoy a spring afternoon with delightful early English chamber music in the lovely acoustics of University Lutheran Church.  Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3PM.

University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation
3637 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free will offering

**La Bernadinia is a member of the Guild of Early Music.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music