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

EARLY AUTUMN MEETING Saturday 14th November

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

Variety is the keynote of our next meeting, with performances from two Italian players, and the home-grown talent of lutenist-composer Brian Wright preparing us for Christmas with some festive music; and a talk on the Milanese lutenists from the Milan-resident Franco Pavan, and a talk revealing new discoveries from one of this country’s most consistently ground-breaking researchers, Chris Page.

11.00 Coffee
11.30 The Milanese Lutenists, a talk by Franco Pavan
12.30 Mini-recital Massimo Marchese plays lute music from the English French and Italian courts
1.00 Lunch
2.30 Lutes and Guitars in England, 1550-1650, new material from the archive, a talk by Chris Page
3.30 Mini-recital Brian Wright and sopranos Jeni Melia and Jess Hallett perform Christmas music for two sopranos and lute
4.00 Tea, wine and home-made cake
4.30 The Lute Society Recital, Franco Pavan plays lute music of Francesco da Milano

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

January 30th, at the Dutch Church
May 7th, at the Dutch Church
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