Tag: music

7th April 2021

The Bassano Family: ‘Excellent and esteemed above all others’

Jack Evans, a Collections Volunteer at the Charterhouse explores the story of the Bassanos of Venice who were billeted at the Charterhouse in the 16th century. At the beginning of 1539, Henry VIII was once again preparing for marriage. The French ambassador reported that the king ‘gives himself up... continue

2nd November 2017

Schubert Society of Britain at The Charterhouse

On Wednesday 1 November, we were delighted to welcome back the Schubert Society of Britain who celebrated their 60th anniversary. They marked the occasion here at the Charterhouse with a concert in the Great Chamber performed by the Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra, directed by Major David B Hammond... continue

2nd May 2017

Organist of the Charterhouse (1938)

The following article details the careers of a few notable musicians who have, at some time or other, been the organist of the Charterhouse. Originally published in the “Old Charterhouse Magazine” in December 1938, the article begins with Benjamin Cosyn, the first regularly appointed organist,... continue

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