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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 Because many of these works are unpublished either in facsimile or modern edition, and some exist only in a unique document, the Practitioners have presented many works for the first time since the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

Contact:
John Burkhalter
PO Box 575
Kingston, NJ 08528
Phone: (609) 924-3893
johnburkhalter3@aol.com

Visit us at:
www.practitionersofmusick.org

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October 23 2017
Oct-23-2017
Recorder players of all levels are invited to the Highland Park Recorder Society’s monthly playing session on Monday, October 23, 2017, 7-9 P.M with esteemed guest conductor Rainer Beckmann. 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.
 
 
October 28 2017
Oct-28-2017
Enter the profound world of J. S. Bach and his musical forebears in this program of German Baroque sinfonias and cantatas featuring countertenor Daniel MoodyWith Linda Kistler & Dan McCarthy, baroque violins, Vivian Barton Dozor, viola da gamba, Benjamin Berman, organ & harpsichord, and artistic director Lewis R. Baratz, recorder & harpsichord. Music of Heinrich Schütz, Casper Kittel, Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, Johann Philipp Krieger, Johann Pachelbel, Dieterich Buxtehude, and Bach family members Johann Michael, Johann Christoph, and the incomparable Johann Sebastian.

Saturday, October 28th, 7:30 PM 
Note new venue:  
Lutheran Church of the Messiah
407 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ
Parking behind on the church and on side streets.

$25 general audience, $10 students, 12 & under, free
Cash/check at the door or click here to purchase tickets online.

La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
October 29 2017
Oct-29-2017
Enter the profound world of J. S. Bach and his musical forebears in this program of German Baroque sinfonias and cantatas featuring countertenor Daniel MoodyWith Linda Kistler & Dan McCarthy, baroque violins, Vivian Barton Dozor, viola da gamba, Benjamin Berman, organ & harpsichord, and artistic director Lewis R. Baratz, recorder & harpsichord. Music of Heinrich Schütz, Casper Kittel, Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, Johann Philipp Krieger, Johann Pachelbel, Dieterich Buxtehude, and Bach family members Johann Michael, Johann Christoph, and the incomparable Johann Sebastian.

Sunday, October 29th, 3:00 PM 
Trinity Episcopal Church
6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA

$25 general audience, $10 students, 12 & under, free
Cash/check at the door at click here to purchase tickets online.

*La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
November 04 2017
Nov-04-2017
Riverview Early Music* presents BEDLAM:  Kayleen Sanchez, soprano, and Laudon Schuett, lute, Saturday. Nov. 4 at 8:00 PM. Lute songs and solos of the 16th and 17th centuries with guest performer John Lacombe, lute and cittern, joining for some songs and lute duets.  At the historic 1867 Sanctuary  101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ
 
Tickets available through the 1867 Sanctuary website (1867sanctuary.org/event/bedlam/) or at the door (Cash): $20 General Admission • $15 Friends of the Sanctuary • $5 Students with ID.

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

**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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