Pilgrims’ Progress:
Music of the Plimoth Colony Settlers

7:00 p.m.
April 27th, 2018

The 1717 Meetinghouse
2049 Meetinghouse Way, Barnstable MA

The Plimoth colonists, or “Pilgrims” as they were later called, were a diverse group of Separatists and Anglicans, religious zealots and irreverent opportunists, many of whom had lived in the Netherlands prior to their emigration. They brought with them music experiences as varied as their reasons for coming to the New World, and the Plimoth Colony heard not just solemn English psalms, but also catches, ballads, and dance tunes, to which we add instrumental music of the English court. We’ll celebrate the Meetinghouse’s 300th anniversary with music of Morley and Ravenscroft, plus selections from the Dutch ‘t Uitnement Kabinet, Sternhold & Hopkins’ Whole Booke of Psalmes, and John Playford’s English Dancing Master.  

Presented by The 1717 Meetinghouse Foundation