Finally, after three long years, a group of something over forty of us came together April 2022 for an enjoyable party at Chelveston. We assembled over twenty instruments, including spinets, clavichords, a Chappell 'Glasschord', a 5-voet muselaar and child, a curtal (aka dulzian), a baroque bassoon baroque oboes and oboes da caccia, and oh, yes - a square piano!
We were entertained to some spirited playing by our volunteer musicians. There were a couple of short talks, and mostly it was an opportunity to chat to each other, make friends, and enjoy numerous tea and lunch-breaks.
But surely the highlight of the party, and a first for us at Chelveston, were some songs by Purcell, Couperin, and others sung by the lovely soprano Angela Hicks.
More to follow.
The papers presented at our 2017 Spinet Day are still available: