Virtual performances

Even in difficult times, Cobwebbers just don’t want to stop the music! Please visit Cobweb Virtual Play.

This is the first Virtual Cobweb Orchestra performing ‘The Barber of Seville’ Overture by Rossini. (It was included in the first Making Music Virtual Concert, with a lovely introduction from some of our players).

The project was achieved only with the hard work of Cobweb player Jim Dunleavy. This is the pilot, with four members of the Ludworth Group playing Moazart’s ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’:

Undercover Orchestra

This is an example of the Cobweb Orchestra helping to make Classical music more accessible to the public, created by the artist Anton Hecht. We won an Epic Award for innovation for our ‘flash mob’ rendition of Ravel’s ‘Bolero’, arranged by Andy Jackson. It was made possible with the support of Newcastle City Council, Nexus and Eldon Square Shopping Centre. This film of the event was viewed more than 30,000 times in the first week alone!

Undercover Opera

Here is our second ‘flash mob’ by Anton Hecht, featuring players from the Cobweb Orchestra and some of the Silver Singers from the Sage. It was filmed at Grainger Market in Newcastle.

Morphing Music

This was another work by Anton Hecht, with music by Andy Jackson, and 100 players, both professional and amateur, including Cobwebbers. It was commissioned by Gateshead Council and was performed in various locations in Gateshead.

Small town, big sound

‘Spennyopolis, A symphony for a city’ was written by Andy Jackson. Some of it was filmed at Annfield Plain Library in Co. Durham in the early days of Cobwebs. You might spot our remaining four founder members and conductor.