Author Archives: John & Donovan

The Two Georges – Patriot’s Week, Dec. 2017

Trenton, N.J. – The Practitioners of Musick performed two programs in connection with Patriot’s Week, one at the Old Barracks and the other at the Friends Meeting House. The theme of the presentations was “The Two Georges”, (George the Third … Continue reading

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The “Gold” Harpsichord

On Saturday, November 18, The Practitioners of Musick were pleased to attend the occasion of an inaugural concert for a recently-restored harpsichord, which is part of the Flint collection in Delaware.  The concert was performed by Karen Flint and Davitt Moroney, who both … Continue reading

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Jacobus Vanderveer House

The Practitioners of Musick will appear at the Jacobus Vanderveer house on December 1st, 2017.  This will be part of the 15th Annual Colonial Christmas celebratory activity. The Jacobus Vanderveer House interprets Dutch colonial life in America as well as the stay … Continue reading

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Musical Life in Colonial Philadelphia

October 13, 2017 – The Practitioners of Musick presented a program at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, which focused on the musical life of 18th-century Philadelphia. In the image below, John Burkhalter and Donovan Klotzbeacher … Continue reading

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Tavern Night at the Old Barracks

TRENTON, NEW JERSEY – Friday, September 15th 2017 marked an evening of Colonial revelry, which included food, drink and dance, to benefit the Old Barracks Museum (built in 1758). 18th-century English Country Dance was under the direction of Sue Dupre.  Musical selections … Continue reading

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The Taylor-Butler House

On June 3rd, 2017, The Practitioners of Musick were invited to present a program based on the reign of George III and Queen Charlotte. This presentation was made possible owing to the generous assistance of the Monmouth County Historical Association. … Continue reading

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Period Dress

On April 21st, 2017, The Practitioners of Musick attended a conference entitled “The Art of Period Dress”.  In photo, John speaks with Mark Hutter, tailor, of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  The conference was held at the historic courthouse in Flemington, … Continue reading

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Sacred Harmony

SACRED HARMONY was published by Benjamin Carr in 1803.  Much of the music from that collection was performed under the auspices of the Practitioners of Musick who have an original copy.  In the photo above, girls from Princeton High School … Continue reading

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State House – Trenton, NJ

The Practitioners of Musick were delighted to offer musical entertainment on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the establishment of the colony of New Jersey.  The congratulatory speech given by the Constable of the Isle of Jersey (from which … Continue reading

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Handel-At-Home Presented

The Practitioners of Musick performed an All-Handel concert at a lovely rural home in Hopewell NJ on May 19th, 2013.  The audience consisted of members of the Bibliophiles Club of the Friends of the Princeton University Library.

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