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  • ‘Music in the Ducal Chapel, St Mark’s, Venice’ with Michael Chance and Deborah Howard

    £10.00 Tickets

    Event date and time: 25 January, 6.30pm UK time, tickets £10

    NB There is no Friends’ discount for this event so please buy tickets without logging into your account.

    This lecture will take place online via Zoom.

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    An online conversation between Deborah Howard, Trustee of Venice in Peril, who, in ground-breaking studies has explored the interaction between sound and architecture in Renaissance buildings, and Michael Chance, countertenor and Artistic Director of The Grange Festival, who performed in the much-loved 1989 recording of Monteverdi’s Vespers in St Marks. They will talk about sound experience, architectural setting and how different doges, and even the angle of mosaic tesserae, played their part in the Ducal Chapel of St Mark’s. In 2016 Venice in Peril funded the conservation of 7 manuscript choir books of 16th to 18th- century mass settings from St Marks.

     

  • ‘Finding Renaissance bronze-founders & sculptors in the Veneto: Joseph de Levis and Il Bresciano’ with Charles Avery

    £20.00 Tickets

    Event date and time: 21 February 6.45pm

    A joint event with the British-Italian Society

    Tickets: Friends £18, others £20, doors open at 6.30, lecture 6.45pm (ticket price includes a glass of wine after the lecture)

    NB Please log in to your Members’ account for the discount for this event

    At the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly W1J 0BE

     

     

     

  • Majlis Garden: San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice with Todd Longstaffe-Gowan

    £20.00 Tickets

    Event date and time:  21 March 2021, 6.45pm

    Tickets: Friends £18, others £20, doors open 6.30, lecture 6.45pm  (ticket price includes a glass of wine after the lecture)

    At the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE

    Todd will discuss the ephemeral garden he created at San Giorgio Maggiore for the 2021 Venice Architectural Biennale. His fruit, flower and vegetable garden was designed with a view to forming a striking and alluring landscape setting for the Majlis – a temporary installation in the monastery’s garden; its aim was to celebrate the pre-eminent role of Venice in the introduction and dispersal of exotic flora from the Orient. The garden received wide international acclaim as a contemporary and playful response to the Venetian impulse to gather, appropriate and display the rare, the useful, the exotic and the unusual.

    Todd Longstaffe-Gowan is a landscape architect, historian, author and collector. He has an international design practice based in London, is a lecturer at New York University (London), Gardens Adviser to Historic Royal Palaces, and President of the London Gardens Trust. His forthcoming book English Garden Eccentrics: three hundred years of extraordinary groves, burrowings, mountains and menageries shall be published by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in association with Yale University Press (UK) in April 2022.