May 10, 2017

The English-Speaking Union On “Unheard Musick” 

The English-Speaking Union presents John Burkhalter and Sheldon Eldridge in “Unheard Musick and Eighteenth Century British Literature” at The Kirby Arts Center at The Lawrenceville School on May 21 at 3 p.m. Mr. Burkhalter is a lecturer and recorder player and Eldridge specializes in the harpsichord. 

Social harmony is but one of the many subjects in 18th century English novels and plays that often has been remarked critically upon. There are quite specific references to music (a conduit for social harmony) in the works of Henry Fielding, Fanny Burney, and Oliver Goldsmith, amongst others.

Mr. Burkhalter studied the performance of early music at the New England Conservatory of Music and Baroque music at Harvard. Eldridge is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and studied at Merton College, Oxford.

The cost to attend is $10 for non-members. For more information, visit