"The Academy of Saint Cecilia 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 were members.
The sphere of interest is early music, interpreted loosely as music dating before 1825.
General Meetings are held twice yearly in central London. An admission ceremony is followed by a musical entertainment and refreshments.
Members receive twice yearly the Academy's news letter, VOX, detailing forthcoming events and members are invited to submit articles for publication.
It is hoped that in the future it will be possible to hold occasional meetings outside London and to arrange visits to places of relevant musical interest.
The Academy is a social and learned society and not an examining body.
From time to time the Chapter may award Honorary Fellowships in recognition of an individual's musical contribution. "
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Category: Academies/Academia/Early Music Study/Institutions
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