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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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December 16 2016
Dec-16-2016
Handel's Messiah Sing Along: First Part and the Hallelujah Chorus, Friday, December 16 at 7PM. 800 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740.  Free, with free-will offering collected.

Singing will be accompanied by organ, played by Seah Velloso. The solos will be sung by soloists Lauren Walters, soprano; Jody Doktor, mezzo-soprano; Ted Chletsos, tenor; & Wilbur Lewis, bass. The chorus can be sung by everyone! Contact: Paul Bergin 609-789-8004 or pbergin@stmichaelnj.com.
 
December 17 2016
Dec-17-2016
The Highland Park Community Chorus is celebrating their 30 anniversary with Henry Purcell's Come Ye Sons of Art and Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria on Saturday, December 17 at 8PM, on period instruments. Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichordist & director. Also, a world premiere by New Jersey composer Martin Sedek. 

Reformed Church of Highland Park
19-21 South 2nd Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
(accessible entrance)

General admission $15; students & seniors $10 (in advance or at the door).  Click here to email for more information.
 
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

 
February 12 2017
Feb-12-2017
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. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3 PM.  Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer St., Princeton, NJ. 

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