News of the week of January 14, 2020

Meeting report

Schedule

We meet every
Tuesday at 7:45pm at 233 Broadway, Cambridge. Please let me know
by the previous Monday night if you are planning to come on
Tuesday.

Save the date

[Walk for Hunger, May 2019]

The Walk for Hunger
people have already asked if we want to play this
year on the first Sunday in May. I asked as people were going out the door
last week and there were no cries of “Not on your
life”, so I have told them we will.

For those who don’t know, the Walk for Hunger brings out
30-40,000 people who walk by the spot where we
play on the banks of the Charles River, on the
Cambridge-Watertown line. When it’s good May
weather, it’s delightful, but we do ask people to
commit to playing even if it rains or snows.

They’ve already sent me the form to fill out about how many
people are playing and what size t-shirts they
wear.

I won’t expect a definite commitment until we actually start
rehearsing, but if you think now that it’s
something you would want to do on Sunday, May 3
from 11am to 4pm, let me know. If you don’t want
me to make up a t-shirt size for you, tell me
that, too.

The last few years we’ve been playing on Tuesdays with a fairly small
group, so we’ve welcomed ringers to come perform
with us even if they couldn’t come to very many
rehearsals. This year we are blessed with a
number of enthusiastic new members, so I think
we’ll have the luxury of performing with the same
people we rehearse with.

So my current plan is to spend a fair amount of March and April
rehearsing a 45 minute program. If you’ve played
with us before and already know a lot of our
music, you should plan to come to the Tuesday,
April 28th rehearsal, and hopefully one or two
more. If you don’t know our repertoire, you
should sign up only if you think you can come on
a substantial number of Tuesdays in March and April.

News of the week of January 7, 2020

Meeting report

Maerten van Heemskerck - Panorama with the Abduction of Helen Amidst the Wonders of the Ancient World - Google Art Project

We played:

Schedule

We meet every
Tuesday at 7:45pm at 233 Broadway, Cambridge. Please let me know
by the previous Monday night if you are planning to come on
Tuesday.

News of the week of December 31, 2019

Michael Praetorius

Meeting report

We played:

And after eating and drinking for a while, of course we sang
Auld lang syne at midnight.

Schedule

We meet every
Tuesday at 7:45pm at 233 Broadway, Cambridge. Please let me know
by the previous Monday night if you are planning to come on
Tuesday.

News of the week of December 17, 2019

Meeting Report

Kinderwiege 1779 VLM

Schedule

We meet every
Tuesday at 7:45pm at 233 Broadway, Cambridge. Please let me know
by the previous Monday night if you are planning to come on
Tuesday.

We will not meet on December 24, Christmas Eve.

A couple of people said they wanted to come on December 31, New
Years Eve, so we will be meeting then.

News of the week of December 10, 2019

Meeting report

Cervus elaphus Luc Viatour 1

We played:

Schedule

We meet every
Tuesday at 7:45pm at 233 Broadway, Cambridge. Please let me know
by the previous Monday night if you are planning to come on
Tuesday.

We will not meet on December 24, Christmas Eve.

We may not meet on December 31, New Years Eve, on the grounds
that people either have party invitations or
prefer to stay home rather than share the roads with the
people with the party invitations. But this may be an
old-fashioned point of view, so if some people want to
meet, I’m happy to do so.

The party is on December 28, starting at 4pm. Please come, and bring your friends and family. There are invitations,
which you can print.

News of the week of December 3, 2019

Meeting report

We played:

Schedule

We meet every
Tuesday at 7:45pm at 233 Broadway, Cambridge. Please let me know
by the previous Monday night if you are planning to come on
Tuesday.

We will not meet on December 24, Christmas Eve.

We may not meet on December 31, New Years Eve, on the grounds
that people either have party invitations or
prefer to stay home rather than share the roads with the
people with the party invitations. But this may be an
old-fashioned point of view, so if some people want to
meet, I’m happy to do so.

Party

Louvre-Lens - L'Europe de Rubens - 004 - Vierge à l'Enfant entourée des saints Innocents (A)

Based on the feedback from last week’s poll, it looks like
Saturday, December 28, is the best date for this year’s
party. So if anyone knows of traditional revelry for
celebrating the Feast of the Holy Innocents, you should
let me know about it, since I don’t.

It’s the usual drill – we alternate eating and drinking with
singing and playing (some people continue to eat and drink
in the living room while the singing and playing happens
in the dining room). This starts at 4 in the afternoon,
and goes on until people leave. If you’ve been thinking
about coming on Tuesday, this might be an easier way to
break the ice, since you’ll know a lot of the music.

Please come, and bring your friends and family. There are invitations,
which you can print.

Concert

Miyuki Tsurutani, organ, and members of the Boston Recorder
Orchestra
, Renaissance recorders, will play a concert
on Monday December 9th, 2019 at 7:30PM, First Church, 11 Garden St, Cambridge

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News of the week of November 26, 2019

Meeting Report

We played:

Guido Reni - Ícaro

Schedule

We meet every
Tuesday at 7:45pm at 233 Broadway, Cambridge. Please let me know
by the previous Monday night if you are planning to come on
Tuesday.

We will certainly not meet on Tuesday, December 24. It is
likely we won’t meet Tuesday, December 31, although I’m
perfectly happy to meet if people want to come. Or see below
for party planning.

Party

We have a holiday party every year, so people can eat, drink
and sing Christmas music together. The last few years, we’ve
done it on New Years Day, which works well for me.
Unfortunately, there are a number of people we’d like to party
with for whom it
doesn’t work at all. So I’m taking a poll.

If you’d like to come to a party like that, let me know if
January 1 is a good day for you.

Whether it is or isn’t, if you would like to come, let me know
which of the following would work:

  • December 21
  • December 28
  • December 31
  • January 4
  • January 5