Category Archives: Historic Locales

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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Rockingham

Rockingham, also know as the Berrien Mansion, served as headquarters in 1783 for General George Washington as he wrote his farewell address to the Continental Armies. The General and Mrs. Washington lived at Rockingham while the Continental Congress met in … Continue reading

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Marlpit Hall

June 2, 2012 Saturday 1:00 PM -4:00 PM Marlpit Hall 137 Kings Highway Middletown, NJ A Celebration of the Birthday of King George III -presented by John Burkhalter & Donovan Klotzbeacher  MARLPIT HALL built in 1756 was the home of a … Continue reading

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Kilkenny House, Cranford NJ

On March 21, 2012, The Practitioners of Musick gave a presentation concerning music in 18th-century Dublin. The talk was enhanced by illustrations and a relevant musical entertainment.      

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