The Master’s Diary November 2014–January 2015

13 November Court Meeting and Installation Banquet, Draper’s Hall
14 November Yeoman Outreach by composer Adam Kornas, Mulberry School for Girls, Tower Hamlets
19 November Festival of St Cecilia Service (+ Clerk), Westminster Cathedral; Briefing by the Lord Mayor for Masters of all Livery Companies (+ Clerk), Mansion House
20 November London Jazz Festival concert sponsored by the Company (+ Clerk), The Venue, 229 Great Portland Street
22 November Presentation of Jazz Education Awards, followed by RAM Jazz Band concert, Purcell Room and QEH
23 November Presentation of the Company’s Beethoven Medal to the winner of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe’s Senior Intercollegiate Piano Competition, Austrian Cultural Forum
24 November Company Concert (Maisie Lewis) (+ Clerk), Wigmore Hall
25 November Lecture by Professor Linda Colley A Changing Magna Carta: Present, Pasts – and Futures?, Guildhall
26 November Information Technologists’ Masters and Clerks Dinner (+ Clerk), Information Technologists’ Hall
27 November Pastmaster Burnett-Brown represented the Company at Innholders’ Company 500th anniversary of Royal Charter – service of thanksgiving followed by reception, Southwark Cathedral
28 November Performance of musical Just So, London College of Music
30 November Procession for Advent, King’s College, Cambridge
2 December Weavers’ Company Dinner (+ Clerk), Vintners’ Hall
4 December Tin Plate Workers’ Company Annual Carol Service followed by Christmas Court Dinner, Goldsmiths’ Hall
5 December Farriers’ Company Lunch (+ Clerk), Saddlers’ Hall
8 December Parish Clerks’ Company Feast of St Nicholas Dinner, Fishmongers’ Hall
9 December GSMD Board of Governors Dinner (+ Clerk),Apothecaries’ Hall
10 December Company Carol Service attended by the Turners’ Company and followed by Livery Club Supper (+ Clerk), St Michael’s, Cornhill, and the London Capital Club
11 December Glass Sellers’ Company Installation, Court and Livery Dinner, Stationers’ Hall
13 December Concert by Twickenham Choral Society, including performance of Iain Farrington’s The Burning Heavens, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
16 December Turners’ Company Livery Dinner (+ Clerk), Apothecaries’ Hall
17 December The Way Back Home, opera by Collard Fellow Joanna Lee, commissioned by ENO (+ Clerk), Young Vic
19 December Lunchtime talk by Sir David Brewer, Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, St John’s, Smith Square
5 January Lunch with Senior and Junior Wardens
7 January Meetings with Judith Webster, Chief Executive, Music for Youth; Rosemary Johnson, executive Director, Royal Philharmonic Society; Helen Esmonde, Senior Warden, Stationers’ Company
9 January Drapers’ Company New Year Service followed by Lunch (+ Clerk), St Michael’s Cornhill and Drapers’ Hall
11 January Concert: Schumann Paradies und der Peri /LSO/Sir Simon Rattle; guests included the Master Bowyer, Barbican Concert Hall
12 January Tobacco Pipe Makers’ Company Dinner, Trinity House
16 January Trinity Laban Gold Medal Competition, Kings Place
20 January The Madrigal Society dinner and madrigals, Tallow Chandlers’ Hall
21 January Ann Driver Trust meeting; Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra concert followed by supper, St John’s, Smith Square
21 January Visit to Trinity Laban, Deptford & Greenwich
26 January Chartered Surveyors’ Company Court and Livery Dinner, Goldsmiths’ Hall
27 January Clockmakers’ Company Installation Dinner (+ Clerk), Painters’ Hall
29 January Harriet Cohen Bach Prize finals, Royal Academy of Music