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 12th September

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


In what is surely an appropriate pairing, our next meeting combines talks on the theme of how people learnt the lute in two of its Golden Ages, renaissance England and baroque Austria, with a young artists’ showcase, giving us a chance to enjoy the music of the rising generation of students and your professionals. Definitely not to be missed!

10.15 Coffee
10.45 Lute pedagogy in renaissance England: Methods and motivations, a talk by Michael Gale
11.45 Teaching and learning the lute in baroque Austria, a talk by Tim Crawford
12.45 Mini-recital by Mattia Corda
1.15 Lunch
2.15 Mini-recital, Niki Andronikou plays the Cypriot lute
2.45 Mini-recital by Sam Brown
3.15 Mini-recital by Thomas Mollett
3.30 Mini-recital by by Ensemble Jenn of Paris
4.15 Tea, wine and home-made cake
4.45 The Lute Society Recital, Alex McCartney plays lute music in accords nouveaux

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 2015

Nov 14, Talk on ‘Lutes and Guitars in England, 1550-1650, new material from the archive’ by Chris Page, mini-recital by Evan Plommer, mini-recital Brian Wright and two singers, new Xmas music, Mini-recital by Massimo Marchese, talk on the Milanese lutenists, and main recital of Francesco da Milano, by Franco Pavan.

Pictures from recent meetings

See Pictures from meetings

Selected recordings from meetings

See Recordings from meetings