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

News of the week of November 12, 2019

Meeting report

1630 Serpentinhumpen mit Silberfassung anagoria

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 October 29, 2019

Meeting report

We played:

Blake Wise And Foolish Virgins 1826

Schedule

We resume our normal schedule of meeting 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.

Concert

In Stile Moderno
will be playing a concert of lute songs of Dowland and his
contemporaries. They’ll be sitting around a table and singing
from the facsimile. The Cambridge performance will be on
Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 pm at the Friend’s Meeting House.

News of the week of October 15, 2019

Meeting report

We played:

Passereau non identifié

Schedule

We meet Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, at 233 Broadway, Cambridge, as
long as enough people have told me by Monday night that they want
to come.

We will not meet on Tuesday, November 5.