Next meeting
27 January 2019
St Gabriel’s Hall, Churchill Gardens, Pimlico, London SW1V 3AA
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A day of Historical [Re]Construction with Luke Challinor, John Bryan and Michael Fleming.

11:00 - coffee
11:30 - Luke Challinor will present the latest thoughts on historical stringing for the viol.
12:45 - lunch
1:15 - John Bryan will talk about “The highs and lows of English consort music: investigating compass, range and register as a guide to instrumental character”.
2:45 - Michael Fleming will discuss the life and work of the viol maker, John Rose in a talk entitled “John Rose, ‘fameux Auteur’: the lives of the most famous name in early English viol making”
4 pm - tea
The presentations will be accompanied by live musical examples.

Luke Challinor studied the viol at the RCM and worked with Northern Renaissance Instruments and George Stoppani at Real Guts whilst continuing his own independent research into historical stringing and instrument set-up. John Bryan and Michael Fleming’s book, “Early English Viols: Instruments, Makers and Music” recently won the Nicholas Bessaraboff prize from the American Musical Instrument Society.

Details of future VdGS Meetings

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Meetings are meant for people who are interested in the viol to get together to learn more and meet each other. They are a great place for newcomers to start as well as a forum for the latest research and ideas to be debated. There are always a number of different speakers and live music. There are usually three meetings each year (normally in March, June and November), at least one of which is in central London.
Our meetings are free to members, but a small charge or donation is requested from non-members.