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Pilgrims' Progress: Music of the Plimoth Colony Settlers

Presented by The Shirley Meetinghouse at The Shirley Meetinghouse, Shirley MA

Sep 15 2019
Pilgrims' Progress: Music of the Plimoth Colony Settlers

Join Seven Times Salt in Shirley’s beautiful 1773 meetinghouse as they trace the Pilgrims’ journey from turbulent England to religious refuge in the Netherlands and on to their new lives on the unfamiliar shores of New England.

The Plimoth colonists, or “Pilgrims” as they were later called, were a diverse group of Separatists and Anglicans, religious zealots and irreverent opportunists. 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. Our program features music of Morley and Dowland, catches by Ravenscroft, and selections from the Dutch ‘t Uitnement Kabinet, the

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The Shirley Meetinghouse

41 Brown Rd., Shirley, MA 01464