Here are some photos of recent Lute Society quarterly meetings taken by Pam and Graham Hope. See also photo gallery - events for photos from our special events.
Since 2013 photos from each meeting and event have appeared in The Lutezine, available on our lute news back issues page.
Meeting at the Art Workers' Guild, London, 8-Sep-20072007, September 8 meeting at the Art Workers' Guild, London
Taro Takeuchi and Doc Rossi playing duets on English Guitars. The day also included an evening recital of Dowland and Francesco da Milano by Hopkinson Smith and a mini-recital of music for Chitarone by Zak Ozmo.
Photo: Taro Takeuchi
Meeting at the Art Workers' Guild, London, 18-Nov-20062006, November 18 meeting at the Art Workers' Guild, London
Photos: Mike Ashley and Kenneth Be
Meeting at the Art Workers' Guild, London, 18-Sep-20042004, September 18 meeting at the Art Workers' Guild, London
The day started with a talk on Baroque lute technique by Robert Barto
Esther Marsch, Christiane Pusch, Franz Gruss and Andrew Freeland gave a mini-recital of songs by Pierre Gu裲on, Thomas Morley and Anthoine Bo겳et.
The Julian Bream masterclass was devoted to performances by Peter Martin, Matthew Wadsworth and Mark Wheeler.
The Lute Society Recital: Robert Barto performed a programme including works by Weiss, Conradi, Reussner and Losy.
Photos: Gordon Gregory
Meeting at the Art Workers' Guild, London, 17-Apr-20042004, April 17 meeting at the Art Workers' Guild, London
The day started with a talk on lute technique: "Beyond the Basics", by Ronn McFarlane
James Akers gave a mini-recital including pieces by Francesco da Milano.
The AGM was supervised by members of the commitee (left to right: Meic Goodyear, Peter Lay (treasurer/editor Lute News), Wilfred Foxe (chairman), Ian Harwood (president), Chris Goodwin (secretary))
Music Feast, first course: mini-recital of lute ayres by Lousia Perfect and Ulrike Goldstein
Music Feast, second course: mini-recital of songs by Jeni Melia and Chris Goodwin
Music Feast, third course: Eliza is the Fairest Queenballads, ayres and dances from Elizabethan England by Ensemble Pantagruel: Mark Wheeler, Dominik Schneider and Hanna Morrison
And of course there was extra pudding.
The Lute Society Recital: Ronn McFarlane performed a programme including works by Francesco da Milano, Adrian Le Roy, and John Dowland, and his own compositions.
Photos: Gordon Gregory
Meeting at the Art Workers' Guild, London, 17-Jan-2004
The morning vihuela building forum was to mark the publication of a CD ROM of all seven 16th century vihuela prints in facsimile. Peter Forrester and Alexander Batov led the discussions. Alexander showed his moulds used to build a vihuela with a vaulted, fluted back and Jacob Heringman gave a brief demonstration.
At the pre-lunch mini recital, Gordon Ferries played baroque guitar music, as heard on his recent CD.
Many people lunched at the Pizza Express in Southampton Row
After lunch Kenneth Be gave another mini recital of music from the Braye manuscript.
The afternoon talk was by Peter Forrester on cittern building.
The Lute Society Recital was by Joachim Held who played renaissance lute music from the Schele manuscript, with works by Joachim van den Hove, J.B. Besard, John Dowland, G. Kapsberger, Paulo dAragona and others.