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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



MARCH WAS EARLY MUSIC MONTH !!!    Learn more about it from the Early Music America website.   And here’s a nifty video inviting participation (Monteverdi meets John Williams.) Click Here to View)



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).



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SAVE THE DATE:
The 12th Annual Festival at the Grounds For Sculpture will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2016.


The Guild's 11th Annual Grounds For Sculpture Festival was held on Sunday, October 18, 2015.
The program began with a discussion of early music performance presented by Lewis Baratz, host of WWFM’s Well-Tempered Baroque.  The performances opened with a youth concert by members of the Princeton Girlchoir.  For the first time, Radiance Ensemble, an instrumental group, performed. In all, this year’s program includes 14 ensembles, both instrumental and vocal. 

The mini-concerts took place within two galleries in the Seward Johnson Center for the Arts. The instrumental "petting zoo" is open to all ages will take place simultaneously in the adjacent auditorium, with strolling performers outdoors in the gardens, weather permitting. 

This year’s Festival theme was “Ebb and Flow,” and sculpture tours featuring works inspired by this theme are offered without additional charge during the afternoon. As always, WWFM, The Classical Network, hosted will introduce the performers and greet their audiences.



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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May 07 2016
May-07-2016
La Fiocco** will be performing opening the acclaimed Raritan River Music concert series on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 7:30PM at the historical Prallsville Mills, 22 Risler Street, Stockton, New Jersey.  

The program is entitled Colonists and Rebels:  Music of New Jersey and Pennsylvania from Colonial and Federal America.   Advance tickets $21; $14 for students and seniors.  Tickets at the door, if available $25; $15 for students and seniors.  Discount subscriptions are available. 

For more information and reservations call 908.213.1100 or  Email info@RaritanRiverMusic.org


Rochelle Reed, soprano
Dan McCarthy, baroque violin
Loren Ludwig, viola da gamba & Yankee bass viol
Daniel Boring, lute, theorbo, & baroque guitar
Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichord
Patrick Boyle, percussion (a La Fiocco young artist)
Lewis R. Baratz, recorder square piano, mountain dulcimer

 
**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music
 
May 07 2016
May-07-2016
Le Triomphe de l'amour**  presents a concert of music for two harpsichords at the Unitarian Church of Princeton, 50 Cherry Hill Road, in Princeton, New Jersey, Saturday, May 7, 8PM.  Harpsichordists Janet Palumbo and Minju Lee will perform harpsichord duets by Mozart, Charles Burney, and Gaspard Le Roux.  Solo harpsichord music by J.S. Bach, Handel, and Froberger will also be included on the program and John Burkhalter, recorder, will join the duo to perform music by Vivaldi and Telemann. 

Tickets at the door, $20.  For more information, visit:  triomphebaroque.org.  

 
**Le Triomphe de l'amour is a member of the Guild for Early Music
 
May 22 2016
May-22-2016
Viola da Gamba Concert: Renowned performer and teacher Mary Springfels, is joined by Donna Fournier and Rebecca Humphrey in a concert of sublime music for 3 viols. Including works by Hume, Kuhnel, Nicolai, Sainte-Colombe, and Rameau.

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 4PM at the Memorial Church of the Good Shepard 3820 The Oak Road, Philadelphia. Admission Free.
For more information call 215-837-4830

**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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