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In this week’s Cobweb News:
Cobweb Orchestra Musical Book Club
Live recital with Fenella Humphries
Cobweb Orchestra Virtual Concert Party
Sedbergh Residential
A message from Ruth Tanner



Cobweb Orchestra Musical Book Club
Thursday 3rd December, 6-7pm on Zoom

This week we’ll be looking at Rossini – Overture to William Tell. There’s something for everyone in this “symphony in 4 parts” (Berlioz). The gorgeous slow introduction for the celli and basses, the magical flute and cor anglais duet, the thrilling trumpet and horn fanfare, and everyone gets involved in the storm scene and the finale, even the triangle.

Your parts can be found here:

We’ll be using the Kalmus 1933 edition and playing along to an archive Toscanini recording from 1939.

To enrol, please click here


Live recital with Fenella Humphries
Thursday 17th December 6-7pm on Zoom

Recital with Fenella Humphreys (violin) and Daniel Grimwood (piano)

Bruch violin concerto no. 1 (in G minor – the famous one)

Listen or join in via Zoom (on mute).

Those of you who have heard or played with Fenella or Daniel before will need no encouragement to join them in playing Bruch’s gloriously romantic violin concerto. If you haven’t heard them before, here’s a chance to remedy that.

Fenella and Daniel will be joining us via Zoom from London and, as with previous events using this format, Cobweb players can either play along with the orchestral parts on mute, or listen to the performance.

Parts can be found at :,_Op.26_(Bruch,_Max)

Afterwards, you will have the chance to chat to the performers about the piece and hear their thoughts on it.

AND here is an idea for a pre-Christmas treat, a Musical Advent Calendar which Fenella and Daniel have produced…

This is what they have to say about it:

“We’ve recorded one video for each day from 1st December through until Christmas Day. For just £25 (£1 per day) people will receive a link each day for the new video. The music we’ve recorded is everything from beautiful classical gems through to Christmas favourites. The videos will be available for people to enjoy as long as they’d like. If you’d like to buy it or have it sent to a friend, email me on

Enrolments will open after the next Book Club so please for now, just put the date in your diaries.


Cobweb Orchestra Virtual Concert Party
Saturday 12th December, 7pm


The performers’ slots are almost filled so we’re now inviting you to book your ticket to the final concert part of the year which is not to be missed! We’re seeing this concert party as a celebration of all of our efforts surrounding online activities, and you’re all invited.

To register to be part of the audience, or if you still would like to perform, please enrol here


Sedbergh Residential


Message from Andy & Christine:

This is to let you know we have booked Sedbergh School for 2021. The dates are Friday 9th to Sunday 11th April 2021. So get these dates in your diary!

Of course we don’t yet know what form the residential will take; it is obviously dependent upon circumstances at the time, but we are hopeful to be able to do whatever we can as regulations allow. We will let you know as things develop. Fingers crossed!


A message from Ruth Tanner:

I have been left the following vocal scores by friends (attached here). If anyone is interested in acquiring any of these, please do contact me. They are free to a good home, but a donation to Cobweb funds would be very welcome. 

Thank you, Ruth

Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Tracy Reed