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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).
At the Dutch Church AGM (including constitutional vote on restriction on number of times president can stand), Jean-Marie Poirier and Thierry Meunier wil give talk on baroque lute duets and baroque lute duet recital, and there will be an illustrated talk on Galilei by Zak Ozmo.
10.30 AGM (including a vote on occasionally paying for meetings, presidential election, and a vote on restriction on number of times
president can stand to two terms)
11.30 Baroque lute duets, an illustrated talk by Jean-Marie Poirier and Thierry Meunier
12.30 Mini-recital, Andrew Maginley, 13-course baroque lute music by Weiss, Bach and Hagen
2.15 Presentation of newly made children’s hire lute by Tim Southon
2.30 The folding theorbo, a talk and demonstration by Klaus Jacobsen
3.00 Vincenzo Galilei, a talk from Zak Ozmo
4.00 Tea, wine and home-made cake
4.30 The Lute Society Recital, Jean-Marie Poirier and Thierry Meunier play baroque lute duets
If you are booking an advance train ticket, our recitals usually end around 5.45 pm, and always by 6.00 pm, when we vacate the hall.
September 12, Learning the lute day: Michael Gale talk on lute pedagogy in the English renaissance, Tim Crawford, teaching and learning the lute in baroque Austria, and young artists showcase, with: Ensemble Jenn, Niki Andronikou, Sam Brown, Richard Mackenzie, Alex McCartney Accords nouveaux recital
Nov 14, Talk and recital, Francesco and de Rippe, by Nigel North, talk on ‘Lutes and Guitars in England, 1550-1650, new material from the archive’ by Chris Page, mini-recital by Evan Plommer, mini-recital by Francesco Motta, mini-recital by Brian Wright and two singers of new Xmas music, Mini-recital by Massimo Marchese.