Quatuor Coronati Lodge: Our Next Meeting

Quatuor Coronati Lodge meets five times a year on the second Thursday in November (Installation); third Thursday in February; second Thursday in May; fourth Thursday in June; and second Thursday in September. Lodge meetings are usually held at Freemasons’ Hall, Great Queen Street, London. Members of QCCC are very welcome to attend Lodge meetings. Please email us in advance if possible to let us know you will be present: secretary@quatuorcoronati.com.

Thursday, 11 November 2021
Installation Meeting & Installation Paper

Christopher Powell
‘Never let the truth get in the way of a good story’. Masonic and musical myths, and the importance of consulting primary sources.

The Lodge meeting will be held at Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London.
The Summons can be downloaded here QC Lodge, 11 November 2021

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The Speaker

The incoming Master of QC, Christopher Powell, was born at Lyme Regis, Dorset and educated at the universities of Sheffield and Cambridge (Emmanuel College). He taught in the University of Cambridge for five years before moving to Cardiff where for twenty-five years he was on the staff of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama – the National Conservatoire of Wales. He held a number of senior academic and administrative posts and was for more than a decade a member of the academic board and governing body of the college.

Having retired on his fiftieth birthday – his present to himself – he became a Freemason first in the Province of Derbyshire and then in Yorkshire West Riding. He is a Past Master of Royal Brunswick Lodge No.296 and a Past Z of Chapter of Loyalty No. 296, both eighteenth-century foundations based in Sheffield. He is also a member of other Masonic bodies in England and Scotland. In 2009, he was awarded the Norman B. Spencer Prize and the following year elected a full member of QC Lodge. He is the author of numerous papers published in AQC as well as papers in other Masonic journals, including those of the Manchester and Bristol Masonic research associations.

For the last ten years Chris has been a plenary lecturer at the East Lancashire ‘Let’s Talk Masonry’ annual conference. He is also the author of Easy Lodge Music – a collection of familiar music for lodge use.


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