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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 Because many of these works are unpublished either in facsimile or modern edition, and some exist only in a unique document, the Practitioners have presented many works for the first time since the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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March 26 2017
Mar-26-2017
Dryden Ensemble* presents Bach's Birthday. The Mardi Considine Spring Concert celebrating 332 years of J. S. Bach with chamber music by Bach, Buxtehude, Handel, and Weiss for oboe, violin, viola da gamba, lute, and harpsichord.

Sunday, March 26, 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  

March is Early Music Month!

*Dryden Ensemble is a member of the Guild for Early Music

 
March 31 2017
Mar-31-2017
The Delaware River Consort* and the La Spirita Viol Consort* bring you a program of Renaissance music for voices and viols welcoming the return of Spring. Music of Arcadelt, Bennet, Byrd, Cornish, Desprez, Dowland, Jannequin, Le Jeune, Lasso, Marenzio, Melville, Morley, Purcell, Sweelinck, & Weelkes.

Salon 33 is an intimate venue located in Princeton, New Jersey. You may arrive at 7 PM for a potluck meal (please bring an appetizer, main, side, or dessert), or just come when the music starts at 8 PM. There is no formal charge for admission, but a donation for the performers will be graciously appreciated. $20 is suggested. 

Please contact the host of Salon 33 (Salon33@outlook.com) to be placed on the email list for invitations which will include directions and additional details. You may easily unsubscribe yourself from the Salon 33 list after the celebration of Early Music Month if you wish.  

*The Delaware River Consort and La Spirita are members of the Guild for Early Music.
 
April 01 2017
Apr-01-2017
La Fiocco* presents Phantasticus!  Sonatas and Sinfonias in the “Fantastic” Style, 1620-1660. Featuring music from 17th-Century Venice, Vienna, Antwerp, and Brussels. Music of Fontana, Castello, Marini, Drese, Bertali, and A Kempis. With guest artist cornetto virtuoso Nathaniel Cox; Allen Hamrick, recorder & dulcian; Benjamin Bernard, sackbut; Claire Bermingham Smith & Dan McCarthy, baroque violins; Vivian Barton Dozor, baroque; cello & viola da gamba, with a rich continuo section of lutes, 3 theorbos, baroque guitar, harpsichord, & spinetta.  Lewis R. Baratz, artistic director.  Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7:30 PM, United Methodist Church, 7 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton, NJ

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music
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April 02 2017
Apr-02-2017
La Fiocco* presents Phantasticus! Sonatas and Sinfonias in the “Fantastic” Style, 1620-1660.  Featuring music from 17th-Century Venice, Vienna, Antwerp, and Brussels. Music of Fontana, Castello, Marini, Drese, Bertali, and A Kempis. With guest artist cornetto virtuoso Nathaniel Cox; Allen Hamrick, recorder & dulcian; Benjamin Bernard, sackbut; Claire Bermingham Smith & Dan McCarthy, baroque violins; Vivian Barton Dozor, baroque; cello & viola da gamba, with a rich continuo section of lutes, 3 theorbos, baroque guitar, harpsichord, & spinetta. Lewis R. Baratz, artistic director. Sunday, April 2, 2017, 3:00 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA. 

**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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