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The Guild for Early Music was founded in 2004 as a consortium of early music ensembles and musicians. The mission of the Guild is to promote music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Early American eras by fostering in the community knowledge and appreciation of music of these historical periods and facilitating cooperation and providing resources for professional and amateur performing ensembles and musicians. The Guild for Early Music became a 501(c)(3) corporation in July 2009. 

Guild members include professional musicians, semi-professionals, amateurs, and early-music community members in the Central New Jersey and Eastern Central Pennsylvania areas, including Mercer County, NJ and Bucks County, PA. We welcome enthusiasts and visitors from all over.  View our Members page.  


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Guild member organizations and all music organizations presenting concerts of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Early American eras before 1800 within the New Jersey or Pennsylvania Delaware Valley area can submit their event for consideration for posting on the Guild's Event calendar.  Use the menu at the top right-hand corner to to access the Contact Us page.  Guidelines for submitting and event are posted there, and you can link to our Contact Us form from that page or just click here.


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The 13th Guild for Early Music Festival at Grounds For Sculpture will be Sunday March 18th, 2018 12:30 to 5:30 PM.  The Festival will featuring music of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Early American eras, and celebrating J. S. Bach’s 333rd birthday.







PRINCETON TV30  - Princeton TV30 features Guild for Early Music instruments, people, and events; Anne Reeves hosts John Burkhalter and others in September 2014.  Click here to watch

In March 2009, Early Music America kindly published an article about the Guild's October 2008 early music day at the Grounds for Sculpture, shown above. Click here to read the article (courtesy of Early Music America, all rights reserved).



2014 marked the Guild's Tenth Anniversary of performing at the Grounds for Sculpture.  The festivities concluded with  "Purcell Jam," where participating groups, individual musicians, and audience members performed Purcell's Come Ye Sons of Art.  Click here to view a short video created by Janet Palumbo from the live recording and from photos by Suzette Lucas and Steve Kyle.  

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Guild for Early Music Board of Directors

Judith Klotz, President
Nancy Gibbs, Secretary
Janet Palumbo, Treasurer
John Burkhalter, Israel G. Herman, Patricia Hlafter
Maureen Kyle, Larry Parker, Orum Stringer
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November 26 2017
Nov-26-2017
The Gloria Consort* will present a program of music by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) and his contemporaries J. S. Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, John Loeillet, and Andrew Parcham.  Kenton Meyer, baroque flute and recorder, Orum Stringer, voice flute and recorder, Elizabeth Horn, viola da gamba, and Ernest Meyer, harpsichord.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 50 York Street, Lambertville.  Sunday, November 26, 4 PM. Suggested Donation—$20 per person. For more information call 609-397-2425 or visit standrewslambertville.org.

The Gloria Consort is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
December 04 2017
Dec-04-2017
Recorder players of all levels are invited to the Highland Park Recorder Society’s monthly playing session on Monday, December 4, 2017, 7-9 P.M with guest conductor Gene Morrow. Please arrive at 6:30 with your instruments and music stand to set up in the Parlor Room of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 South Second Ave., Highland Park, NJ. Free parking in back of the church reached via Magnolia Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. ADA handicapped accessible. 

This session is FREE to first timers and members. Please click below on on "read more about this event" for information about the Highland Park Recorder Society, future playing sessions and on our guest conductor. 

 *Highland Park Recorder Society is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
December 18 2017
Dec-18-2017
Riverview Early Music* presents The Riverview Consort in a program entitled "Now Winter Nights: Carols by Candlelight," a delightful performance of Christmas favorites and forgotten gems in the magical acoustic of the 1867 Sanctuary. The Riverview Consort (Abigail Chapman, soprano, John Burkhalter, recorders, and John Lacombe, lutes, will take your breath away with hauntingly beautiful melodies from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as delicate arrangements of more modern favorites. From familiar tunes like "What Child is This?" (originally the lute-song "Greensleeves") to lesser known songs like "Now Winter Nights" (originally published in 1617, but possibly your new favorite holiday song), this sublime evening in the candlelit 1867 Sanctuary is sure to be the perfect escape from seasonal hustle and bustle.  Enjoy a sample of their music at 

Monday, December 18, 2017, 8 PM at the 1867 Sanctuary, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ.  General Admission $20; $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary; $5 for  students with ID.  Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $15 per person.  Tickets can be purchased online (click here), reserved at the box office (cash, check or credit card) by calling 609-392-6409 or by emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org, or at the door (as space permits).

*Riverview Early Music is a member of the Guild for Early Music.




 
January 22 2018
Jan-22-2018
Recorder players of all levels are invited to the Highland Park Recorder Society’s monthly playing session on Monday, January 22, 2018, 7-9 P.M with esteemed guest conductor Robert Butts. Please arrive at 6:30 with your instruments and music stand to set up in the Parlor Room of the Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 South Second Ave., Highland Park, NJ. Free parking in back of the church reached via Magnolia Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. ADA handicapped accessible. 

This session is FREE to first timers and members. Please click below on on "read more about this event" for information about the Highland Park Recorder Society, future playing sessions and on our guest conductor.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music

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Meadows Foundation Colonial Day 2006 Kortholts Harpsichordist Janet Palumbo
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