On October 1, the sixth grade had a visit from Dr. Larry Lipkis, professor of music at Moravian College and father to 2 Moravian Academy alumni. Dr. Lipkis made his annual visit to the Middle School to enrich the students’ preparation for the Renaissance Faire field trip. He performs with the Baltimore Consort, an internationally acclaimed early music ensemble specializing in popular music from Shakespeare’s time. The students were treated to a demonstration of Dr. Lipkis’ extensive collection of Renaissance-era musical instruments. He brought some instruments that the students are more familiar with such as recorders and flutes but also some less common instruments such as the sackbut and the gemshorn. The demonstration concluded with time for each sixth grader to hold and play any instrument in his collection. Many thanks to Dr. Lipkis for continuing the tradition of working with our sixth graders!
By Nathan Diehl