We will be meeting as usual on Tuesdays on 7:45 pm at my place.
We’ve been asked to perform on April 6 at the Community Church of
Boston for their 11am service. I’m thinking we might do some
of the Guerrero we’ve been enjoying.
Walk for Hunger
We have again been invited for the same slot as we’ve had since
1998 or so. This will be 10am until 3 pm on Sunday, May 4 on the
Charles River at the Cambridge-Watertown line. I’m thinking we’ll repeat whatever we end up
performing on April 6, and add some Spring music.
If you want to perform at either or both of the above places,
please let me know. I can’t decide on repertoire until I know
Exactly how much rehearsing for how long of a program (on May
4) is negotiable, but please plan on coming at least to the
rehearsal immediately preceding the performance. If you don’t
play with us regularly and know all our music, you should probably
come to a few more
rehearsals than that.
Delight Consort at Loring-Greenough
The Delight Consort will be performing a Presidents’
Day Special Program at the Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street,
Jamaica Plain, MA, on February
16 at 3pm.
No meeting reports
since we haven’t had a meeting since the last one. There was a
snow storm, and then it was Christmas Eve, and then it was New
There will be a meeting as usual tomorrow
night, January 7, at 7:45pm but my furnace isn’t working, so it
will be at Stuart’s. He lives at 1328 Broadway, Unit #2, in
Somerville, and his phone number is (617) 776-0065.
Although we just had a party, we’ve decided it’s time for
another one. Barney Gage will be in town for the weekend, so
anyone who wants to is welcome to come over to my place on Sunday
evening, January 12. Some of us will be at West Gallery in Newton
Highlands until 5, so the party can’t get started until 6 or so.
We will do some combination of eating, drinking, playing,
singing, and telling war stories. Let me know if you want to come
and whether you’re bringing food.
I’ve been counting votes in Cambridge instead of putting out
meeting reports, so here are several.
Meeting report, November 26
Loeillet, Sonata in A minor
Hymn tune warmups
Byrd, O Lord my God
Palestrina, Vestiva i Colli
Adieu mes amours, Des Prez, Moutons
Guerrero, Adios me amor
Cavendish, Come, gentle swains
Meeting report, December 3
Lots of Susato
Des Pres, Mille regrets
Susato, Les miens aussi
Lassus, Bonjours mon coeur
Certon, Chantons Noël
Praetorius, Lo how a rose
Star in the east
Meeting report, December 10
Deloach, A Baroque Christmas
Quem Pastores Laudavere
Arbeau, Bransle Officiele
Praetorius, Psallite, Von Himmel Hoch, In dulci jubilo, Puer
Josquin, Adieu mes amours, Mille regrets, O Venus bant
We will meet as usual on December 17.
We will not meet on December 24.
I’m easy about meeting on December 31, but I would expect most
poeple to feel that they had something either more exciting or
less exciting that they’d prefer to do that evening, given we’re
having the party on January 1. Let me know by the December 17
meeting if you would like to come over on December 31. And
consider it a commitment – I’ll be annoyed if I turn down
invitations or don’t go to First Night and then nobody
shows up. I’ll schedule a meeting if at least two people want one.
The Christmas party is on January 1 at 4 PM. Please invite all
your friends, especially people you feel might be interested in
joining us on Tuesdays some of the time.
After that, we will resume meeting as usual on Tuesdays at 7:45 PM at my place.
When I had my kitchen redone in 1996, I put in a cabinet with glass
doors and interior lighting for displaying my glassware. The
problem with the incandescent light bars my contractor used was
that they burned out after a year or two, and I had to go to Home
Depot to replace them, and so it was frequently not lit at
So I decided that in this day and age, one should use LED’s for
that kind of application, and they wouldn’t burn out for a long