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Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Medieval Carols

Jeremy Summerly


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From the first Christmas song by a 12th-century Northumbrian hermit, through the earliest surviving Christmas carol of the mid-14th-century, to the heyday of the carol in 15th-century England, Jeremy Summerly traces the early history of the world’s favourite musical genre with sung illustrations from the St Luke's Carollers of Chelsea. 

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Jeremy is the Sterndale Bennett Lecturer in Music at the Royal Academy of Music. He also chairs the Academy's Continuing Professional Development Programme. 

He has delivered the annual Christmas carol service at Gresham College since 2014. In 2019, he was made Visiting Professor of Music History.

Professor Summerly's lecture series are as follows:

2019/20 Making Music

All lectures by the Visiting Professor of Music History can be accessed here.

Current Visiting Professor of Music

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13 December 2016

Medieval Carols
Jeremy Summerly

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