diary

Welcome Maia

[Maia]
I just adopted Maia from Buddy Dog no-kill shelter in Sudbury.”
She’s 1-2 years old. They say she’s a beagle-boxer mix, but after I was hooked they mentioned that someone might think she had some pit bull somewhere.
She and her sister belonged to a homeless person, who couldn’t take care of them and left them somewhere, where Animal Control picked them up and brought them to Buddy Dog.
She was Mia at the shelter, but I modified it to Maia, because her cousin Orion is a constellation (as well as a mighty hunter), and Maia was one of the Pleiades. Also the mother of Hermes and the foster-mother of another of Zeus’ children, whose own mother Hera turned into a bear.
[Orion]
So far, so good. She was good in the car, and hasn’t destroyed anything, and liked the quick tour of the dog park (with no other dogs) I gave her on the way home from the shelter.

[Maia]

Maia on adoption day

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Cantabile

News of the week of December 30, 2014

Meeting report

We played:

  • Lots of Christmas music arranged by many people including Michael Praetorius and Ishmael Stefanov.
  • Agricola, Crions Nouell

Schedule

We will be meeting as usual on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at 233 Broadway, Cambridge.

Party

The party is tomorrow, January 1, 2015 starting at 4 pm, also at 233 Broadway. A sharp-eyed reader (who has probably been proofreading lots of flyers and invitations and bulletins) noted that yesterday I invited you to a party on January 1, 2014. There was one, and it was good, but you still have a chance to come to the one in 2015.

Please come and tell everyone you know to bring everyone they know. I feel grateful to the people who tell me that they're coming and what they're bringing to share.

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News of the week of December 23, 2014

Meeting report

We played:

Schedule

We will be meeting on Tuesdays, including tonight, December 30, as usual at 7:45 pm at 233 Broadway, Cambridge.

The party will be on Thursday, January 1, 2015, starting at 4pm. Come and tell everyone you know to bring everyone they know. Especially bring people who might enjoy also coming on Tuesdays.

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News of the week of December 16, 2014

Meeting report

We played:

Schedule

We will be meeting as usual on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at 233 Broadway, Cambridge. This will be true on December 23; we have not yet made a decision about December 30.

Party

This year's party will be on January 1 starting at 4 pm, at 233 Broadway, Cambridge. More information is available here.

Please invite anyone you think would enjoy it, which is pretty much anyone who likes eating, drinking, and/or singing or playing Christmas music. But especially invite anyone who might enjoy coming to our group on Tuesdays -- the drop in nature of the group means that the more people think about coming, the more likely we are to have a good group on any given Tuesday.

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Party Invitation

[bringing in the Yule log]
Who:
Anyone who likes eating, drinking, and/or singing or playing Christmas music.
What:
Party to celebrate the New Year.
When:
January First, 2015, starting at 4pm, continuing until people have stopped wanting to eat, drink and sing or play Christmas music.
Where:
233 Broadway, Cambridge, MA USA
Why:
If you enjoy doing the things the Cantabile Renaissance Band does every Tuesday night, you should come meet us and see if you'd like doing them with us.

Here's a (slightly) more conventional invitation that you can print out and fold and put in your pocket.

[buche de Noël]
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News of the week of December 9, 2014

Meeting report: November 11, 2014

We played:

Meeting report: November 18, 2014

We played:

Meeting report: November 25, 2014

We played:

  • Lots of duets from "Il primo libro a due voci" of Lupacchino and Tasso
  • Byrd, Susannah fair

Meeting report: December 2

We played:

  • Mendelsson, Nocturne from a Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Hymn tune warmups
  • Josquin, Fama Malum
  • Janequin, La Guerre

Meeting report: December 9

We played:

Schedule

We continue to meet as usual on Tuesday evenings at 7:45 PM at 233 Broadway, Cambridge. We have agreed to meet on December 23; we will still discuss whether there will be a meeting on December 30.

Party

The annual party will be on January 1, starting at 4 pm. As usual, we'll eat and drink until there's critical mass for playing, then sing and play for a while, then eat and drink some more...

I will produce (more) formal invitations soon, but please start telling everybody you know to bring everybody they know.

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News of the week of November 4, 2014

I missed it all, but I'm told we played:

Schedule

We continue to meet as usual on Tuesday evenings at 7:45 PM at 233 Broadway, Cambridge.

Concerts

Pazzi Lazzi and Renaissonics will be playing at the Dante Alleghieri Society, 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, on Friday, November 7.

The Viola da Gamba Society of New England is presenting a workshop and a concert with Convivium Musicum on the Dow Part Books, a collection of music from the 1580's. The concert will be at All Saints Church, Belmont, 7pm on Saturday, November 8.

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News of the week of October 28, 2014

Meeting Report:

We played:

Schedule

Ishmael has agreed to open up and start the meeting on Tuesday, November 4, Election Day, so we will meet as usual then.

Usual is 7:45 pm on Tuesday at 233 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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News of the week of October 21, 2014

Meeting Report

We played:

Schedule

We will be meeting as usual on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at 233 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. On election day, November 4, we will meet only if someone volunteers to open up and get the rehearsal started.

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News of the week of October 14, 2014

Meeting report, October 7

We played:

Meeting report, October 14

We played:

Schedule

We will be meeting as usual on Tuesdays at 7:45 pm at 233 Broadway, Cambridge, MA. On election day, November 4, we will meet only if someone volunteers to open up and get the rehearsal started.

Concerts

The New England Conservaroty of music is having a Festival of Music and Dance this week. John Tyson, who is one of the organizers, especially recommends tomorrow's concert, which will include Renaissonics playing both Renaissance and Baroque dance music, as well as world-famous exponents of other dance styles. All events are free.

Performing opportunities

There are two events this weekend which could include performances if enough people wanted to go to them.

  • A memorial gathering for Helen Conrad, where we will scatter my mother's ashes under a ginkgo tree planted in her garden in her memory, to the accompaniment of music, poetry and remembrances by her friends and family. This will be in Fall River at 4pm on Saturday, October 25.
  • The Wort Processors Ciderfest will be in Amesbury on Sunday, October 25 from noon to 3pm.
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