Early Music Festival

Our signature event is the yearly Early Music Festival, now held at the Morven Museum and Garden in Princeton, NJ, where audiences can enjoy a smorgasbord of mini-concerts in a walk-in/walk-out setting. 

Our 15th Early Music Festival will be held on Saturday, October 24th, 2020.  For more information on Morven Museum and Garden, visit www.morven.org.

Performing Ensembles for 2019 Festival

In the East Gallery:

12:30 - No performance
 

 1:00 -  La Spirita Consort of Viols &

              Riverview Early Music

              (joint performance)

 

 2:00 - Spectra Musica

 

 2:30 - Princeton Pro Musica

             Chamber Chorus

 3:00 - The Practitioners of Musick

 3:30 - Musica Dolce

 4:00 - Mostly Motets

 4:30 - * In the Orientation Room *

             New documentary films
            about the joy of playing Early
            Music

In the Atrium:

1:00-3:00 - Children's string
                      ensembles directed by
                      Louise McClure

Festival Press

In March 2009, Early Music America published an article about the Guild's October 2008 Early Music Festival at the Grounds For Sculpture (pdf courtesy of EMA, all rights reserved.)

In the West Gallery:

12:30 - Youth Orchestra of Bucks County

             Honors String Quartet

1:00 -  In the Orientation Room*

             New documentary films
             about the joy of playing Early
             Music

1:30 - Generations Baroque Ensemble

2:00 - Metamorphosis as Rhetoric in
            Renaissance & Baroque Music

            Lecture by Lewis Baratz

2:30 - La Fiocco
 

3:00 - Engelchor Consort

3:30 - Early Music Princeton

4:00 - Gloria Consort

4:30 - Instrumental Petting Zoo

*Three excerpts from the documentary Music is my Passion, directed by Bert Shapiro:

- Music is my Second Language

- The Ahah Moment

- The Piffaro Sound

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. Video created by Janet Palumbo from the live recording and from photos by Suzette Lucas and Steve Kyle.

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