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Presidents’ Day Special Program with Judith Conrad and the Delight Consort

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Presidents’ Day Special Program with Judith Conrad and the Delight Consort

Time: February 16, 2014 from 3pm to 5:30pm
Location: lor
Street: 12 South Street
City/Town: Jamaica Plain MA 01230
Website or Map: http://http//www.loring-green…
Phone: 617-524-3158
Event Type: parlor, concert, and, tea
Organized By: Loring-Greenough House Concerts
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2014

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Event Description

Judith Conrad with the Delight Consort (Paul Ukleja, Cornett, Recorder, Irish Tinwhistle, Otto Guzman, Cello, Cornett and Recorder Frank Fitzpatrick, Recorder, Sackbutt) with special guest Ishmael Stefanov,  present a special program for Presidents’ Day: JS Bach, CPE Bach and GP Telemann. Colonial dances, Parlor music  from 1790's through 1840's and some Patriotic Songs. Fiddler Ishmael Stefanov augments the group for the colonial dances, at the Loring Greenough House, on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain MA.

Meet the artists at afternoon tea following the program.               

The Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House series recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century “musical afternoons” in the 1760 Loring-Greenough House, twice monthly, October to May. Tickets are available at the door: donation $15 ($10 seniors, students and JPTC members). Space is limited; reservations are suggested—call 617-524-3158 or email

The Delight Consort, founded in 1992, was named for the flagship of an expedition founded by Sir
Humphrey Gilbert in 1583 to search for a northwest passage through North America to China (via the
St. Laurence River!). He brought along with him from England a fabulous assortment of “Landlubberly
musicians” with which to entertain the natives along the way,and beguile them into giving up their
riches. Unfortunately, the musicians also beguiled the captain into failing to reef the sails when a
violent storm blew up, and it was reported from the companion ships that “like the swan that singeth
before her death, they continued in sounding the trumpets with drums and fifes. Also winding the
cornetts and hautboys, and in the end their jollity left with the ringing of doleful knells” as the Delight
rammed onto the rocks, August 29th, 1583.

Judith Conrad studied piano with International Concert Pianist Theodore Lettvin in Boston, and
with Freeman Koberstein at Oberlin Conservatory, and holds a degree from Harvard University. She
has recently played at the Cabezon500 festival in Almeria, Spain. She is Organist/Choir Director at
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Kingston RI. A specialist in early music and performer on
clavichord and harpsichord, she is the Founder/Director of the Delight Consort and of the Fall River
Fipple Fluters, an amateur recorder-playing group. She is also the originator of the conceit
“Clavichordists for World Peace”. For further information call (508)674-6128, write to her at 106
Warburton St. Fall River MA 02720 or e-mail

Ishmael Stefanov is more formally known as F. Ishmael J. M. Stefanov-Wagner, but due to continuing adventures with spelling, pronunciation, and truncation finds it preferable to be known as Ishmael the Fiddler.

Built in 1760, the Loring-Greenough House, a local landmark listed on the Massachusetts and National Registers of Historic Places, is located at 12 South Street (at the Civil War Monument) in Jamaica Plain, MA. It is owned and managed by the non-profit Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc. as a historic house museum and site for art and music presentations. The Loring-Greenough House is wheelchair accessible. For more information on the Loring-Greenough House, see

For reservations or directions, call (617)524-3158, or email

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