The Lute Society: Meetings


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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).

Next meeting

SPRING MEETING Saturday 7th May

At the Dutch Church 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA (nearest tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street).

This meeting will be an international affair, with British, Canadian and Italian speakers and performers, and will have a decidedly 17th century flavour. All are welcome, no need to book, just turn up, and bring friends and family if you wish. The day is free, tickets for the final recital are sold in the afternoon tea break.

10.00 Coffee
10.30 Annual General Meeting
11.30 The Emilian Lutenists; and a theorbo tutor, a talk by Francesca Torelli.
12.40 Mini-recital ‘Flat tuning orphans from Messy Manuscripts’, on 12-course lute, by Evan Plommer
1.15 Lunch
2.15 What can we do with messy manuscripts? a talk by Evan Plommer
3.00 An original 17th century lute, mini-recital and talk by John Reeve
4.00 Tea, wine and home-made cake
4.30 The Lute Society Recital, Francesca Torelli plays Italian archlute music of the 17th and 18th centuries

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.

Future meetings in 2016

September 10th, 60th birthday event at the Art Workers Guild, Bloomsbury
November 19th, at the Dutch Church

Pictures from recent meetings

See Pictures from meetings

Selected recordings from meetings

See Recordings from meetings