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Lute society meetings are free for all to attend, although there is usually a charge if you wish to attend the recital at the end of the meeting.
Agendas from previous meetings are available.
Unless otherwise noted, meetings are generally held at the Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA (nearest tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street).
Future meetings in 2014
February 22nd: Lute Symbolism Day
February 22 meeting at the Dutch church, London: Lute Symbolism day, As we all know the lute has a rich and complex symbolic language, which was not only a matter for the musings of artists and salon intellectuals, but which actually fed back into the music that was composed for it. We are pleased to welcome a circle of very experienced and distinguished researchers, writers and performers, for a day dedicated to this subject, which we are sure will shape itself into a lively and stimulating symposium, with music to match the themes discussed. As always there is no need to book in advance; just turn up, and feel welcome to bring friends.
10.30 Coffee and welcome to new members
11.00 The lute as emblem, a talk by Simon Rees
12.00 Orpheus Reviv’d, a talk by Anthony Rooley
1.00 Break for lunch
2.00 To pluck or not to pluck, is that a question? a talk by Anthony Rooley
2.30 Constantijn Huygens’ Harmonic Garden, a talk by Judy Tarling, illustrated with songs performed by James Bramley and Roseanna Skikun
4.30 The Lute Society Recital ‘Orphan Wailings’ recital by Evelyn Tubb, Anthony Rooley, Ziv Braha
Apr 4-6 Benslow Lutefest 2014, with David Miller, Jessica Gordon, Stewart McCoy,Jeni Melia, and Roy Marks; booking now open at www.benslowmusic.org
May 10th, Herbert of Cherbury Day, AGM.
September 13th, Italian day.
November 15th, Mace's dyphone, and more Italian music!
Pictures from recent meetings
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Selected recordings from meetings
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