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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 Because many of these works are unpublished either in facsimile or modern edition, and some exist only in a unique document, the Practitioners have presented many works for the first time since the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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December 16 2016
Dec-16-2016
Handel's Messiah Sing Along: First Part and the Hallelujah Chorus, Friday, December 16 at 7PM. 800 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740.  Free, with free-will offering collected.

Singing will be accompanied by organ, played by Seah Velloso. The solos will be sung by soloists Lauren Walters, soprano; Jody Doktor, mezzo-soprano; Ted Chletsos, tenor; & Wilbur Lewis, bass. The chorus can be sung by everyone! Contact: Paul Bergin 609-789-8004 or pbergin@stmichaelnj.com.
 
December 17 2016
Dec-17-2016
The Highland Park Community Chorus is celebrating their 30 anniversary with Henry Purcell's Come Ye Sons of Art and Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria on Saturday, December 17 at 8PM, on period instruments. Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichordist & director. Also, a world premiere by New Jersey composer Martin Sedek. 

Reformed Church of Highland Park
19-21 South 2nd Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
(accessible entrance)

General admission $15; students & seniors $10 (in advance or at the door).  Click here to email for more information.
 
February 11 2017
Feb-11-2017
Dryden Ensemble* presents Le Médicin & La Musique. Elegant suites and medical curiosities from the French Baroque, including Marais's musical depiction of a bladder stone operation, with readings by actor Paul Hecht. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, PA. 

Tickets available online, by mail or at the door. General admission $25; students free with ID; 3-concert subscriptions $70. 
Phone: 609-466-8541 

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

 
February 12 2017
Feb-12-2017
Dryden Ensemble* presents Le Médicin & La Musique. Elegant suites and medical curiosities from the French Baroque, including Marais's musical depiction of a bladder stone operation, with readings by actor Paul Hecht. 

Sunday, February 12, 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 

*Dryden Ensemble is a member of the Guild for 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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