The Practitioners of Musick ensemble, founded by John Burkhalter and the late Professor Eugene Roan (1931-2006) to survey the musical riches of 18th century Great Britain - Ireland & both the Colonial and early Federal periods in America. Recent research, has also focused attention on musical life in New-France before the Fall of Quebec in 1759.

The group has presented period entertainments of music at many of the 18th century sites that are administered by the New Jersey Division of Parks & Forestry and the National Park Service, as well as Old New Castle, Delaware, Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts, and a great number of other historical sites.

These concerts, and many others, have had their origins in the astonishing library of early published music (q.v.) that the two musicians collected over the years. Because many of these works are unpublished either in facsimile or modern edition, and some exist only in a unique document, the Practitioners have presented many works for the first time since the eighteenth century. As of September 2006, 'cellist David Black; recorder player Sheila Fernekes; harpsichordists Janet Palumbo, Donovan Klotzbeacher, Lewis Reece Baratz and harpsichordist /organists Gavin Black and Michael Diorio have graciously agreed to join John Burkhalter in various Practitioners of Musick activities.

John Burkhalter

Sheila Fernekes

Gavin Black

Janet Palumbo

John Burkhalter
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Kingston, NJ 08528
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October 06 2015
Tune in to the Classical Network (WWFM) and WWFM.ORG to hear excerpts from the Guild for Early Music's 2014 Festival, today 2-4 PM (part 2 of 3 broadcasts).  The final broadcast is Friday, Oct 9 from 2-3 PM.
October 09 2015
Tune in to the Classical Network (WWFM) and WWFM.ORG to hear the final broadcast of excerpts from the Guild for Early Music's 2014 Festival, today from 2-3 PM.
October 18 2015
At the Grounds For Sculpture
11th Annual Guild for Early Music festival, in partnership with the Grounds For Sculpture and WWFM, The Classical Network.  With admission to the Grounds, enjoy an entire afternoon with more than a dozen groups performing music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque eras.  From 12:30 to 5:00 PM.  For directions and information, visit groundsforsculpture.org
October 24 2015

La Fiocco** presents:  Shakespeare's London in Music & Song.  Join us for this extravaganza of rarely-performed music from the Age of Shakespeare.  Artistic Director Lewis R. Baratz has assembled an all-star cast of period instrument musicians who will be featured in the "Broken Consort" Lessons of Thomas Morley, a composer associated with Shakespeare and Elizabeth I.  Young artists Nicole Renna (Temple University) and Samuel Cox (Princeton University) will perform songs from the plays.  Rare instruments such as the cittern, bandora, and renaissance guitar will be featured as well.

Saturday, October 24, 7:30 PM at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ.  $25 general admission, $10 students, children 12 & young free, when accompanied by an adult.  For more information visit lafiocco.org

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

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Meadows Foundation Colonial Day 2006 Kortholts Harpsichordist Janet Palumbo
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