Patrons: The Most Honourable The Marquess of Londonderry
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies CBE
James Bowman CBE
Dr Naji Hakim
Monica Huggett FRAM
Dame Emma Kirkby
Next Event - Saturday 23rd November, 2013
Winter Convocation and Recital
The Academy takes its name from the
Accademia di Santa Cecilia,
in effect the musicians' union in seventeenth century
Rome of which Corelli, Pasquini and Alessandro Scarlatti
Although the Academy covers all periods of music, the
principal sphere of interest is early music, interpreted
loosely as music dating before 1825.
General Meetings (convocations) are held twice yearly.
An admission ceremony is followed by a concert, recital
Members receive the Academy's journal,
and a regular bulletin containing details of
forthcoming events. Members are invited to submit
articles for publication.
The Academy is a social and learned society and not an
From time to time the Chapter awards Honorary
Fellowships in recognition of an individual's musical