Lorna Wright

Cobweb News 22: 12/10/2015

Dear all,
Congratulations to all those who took part in the Preston Park concert yesterday, we had a very decent sized audience and lots of happy children! If you haven’t paid for this yet, please do so as soon as possible by cheque or BACS, or I’ll be at the Mendelssohn event next weekend if you will be there.
**Upcoming Events**
Study Day: Mendelssohn ‘Scottish’ Symphony with Mark Edwards
Sunday 18 October, 11-4pm
Newbiggin on Lune Public Hall, Cumbria, CA17 4AS

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=266
Members: £10
Non Members: £13
Join young upcoming conductor Mark Edwards in a study day playing to his Scottish roots, looking at the much loved Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’.
The day will be a full day, 11-4pm with a shared lunch, please do contribute!
Also, please don’t forget a music stand! Enrolment form is available on the event webpage.
Study Day: Brahms Symphony No. 1 with Chris Griffiths
Saturday 31 October, 11 – 4pm
Morpeth Methodist Church, Howard Terrace, Morpeth, NE61 1HU

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=267
Members: £10
Non Members: £13
Join Chris Griffiths in his final instalment of Brahms Symphonies – finishing with Symphony No.1. Arguably he’s saved the best till last, so don’t miss out on working with Chris on this fantastic symphony.
The day will be a full day, with a shared lunch so please do feel free to contribute!
Also, please don’t forget your music stands and the enrolment form is available on the event webpage.
Again, I won’t be able to make this event so please can you pay by cheque or BACS beforehand.
**A message from Anita about Ridley Hall Residential**
Hi, thanks to everyone who has signed up for the Ridley Hall weekend despite the catering side becoming a little more D I Y than usual. The good news is that we can still run the weekend and so far we have a good orchestra already in place. If you are thinking of signing up, there are still places available particularly in upper strings and brass. If you wish to come but your section is fully subscribed maybe you could bring a second instrument if you play one.
To find out more details please contact Anita Arris at anitaarris@yahoo.co.uk
Thanks,
Anita

And finally:
Opportunity for Cobweb Ensemble
We’ve had a request at very short notice, for an ensemble to play half a concert next Friday (16th October) at Blackhall Community Centre (out on the Durham coast). It’s a 7.30pm start and the other half is 3 singing vicars.
If anyone feels they can help out, the contact is Sally Dixon on 07770267796. Please get in touch with her directly.
There is money available to pay expenses and a donation to orchestra funds.

That’s all from me this week, I look forward to seeing many of you at the Mendelssohn event next weekend.
Best wishes,
Lorna
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Lorna Wright in General

Cobweb News 21: 04.10.15

Dear all,
Congratulations to those who took part in the GPO day yesterday, it was a successful day for those 5 budding composers’ whose works we played! The Composers and Arrangers group are hoping to turn their compositions into a suite of music….watch this space to hear of its premiere!
**Upcoming Events**
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert
Sunday 11 October, Rehearsal 11-2pm, concert at 3pm
The Music Room, Preston Park Museum,
Yarm Rd, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3RH

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=253
Members: £10
Non Members: £13
Join us for a fun family favourite event at the fantastic Preston Park Museum in Stockton-on-Tees. We will be playing a mixed programme of short pieces suitable for family audiences, or people who wouldn’t normally have a chance to watch a classical music concert.
Usual Cobweb concert dress code applies: black bottoms and white shirt/blouse with neckwear and/or a waistcoat.
Please bring a music stand. Enrolment form is available on the event webpage.
Study Day: Mendelssohn ‘Scottish’ Symphony with Mark Edwards
Sunday 18 October, 11-4pm
Newbiggin on Lune Public Hall, Cumbria, CA17 4AS

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=266
Members: £10
Non Members: £13
Join young upcoming conductor Mark Edwards in a study day playing to his Scottish roots, looking at the much loved Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’.
The day will be a full day, 11-4pm with a shared lunch, please do contribute!
Also, please don’t forget a music stand! Enrolment form is available on the event webpage.
**Cobweb Underground Orchestra**
Your last chance to be in the Underground Orchestra!
Many Cobweb players have participated in previous Underground Orchestra performances in the Victoria Tunnel, the York Nuclear Bunker and mines in Skinningrove and Honister. The project is coming to a close this month with a unique event at the Old Police Cells in Wallsend on Thursday October 22nd.
Soloists and small ensembles (maximum of 4 people) from the Cobweb Orchestra will play music illuminated by Steve Messam’s atmospheric lighting design. So, if you’re free on that day and would enjoy being part of the event, please get in touch with Andy (andy.jackson0@talk21.com) who is doing the programming. He is looking for performances lasting around 20 minutes at any time between 11 am and 3 pm. He has 12 slots to fill, which could be 12 different acts or 6 acts playing twice each (or 3 acts x 4, or any other computation), so it would be helpful if some people were able to play more than once.
Players: It would be good to have a mix of wind, string and brass, and even some singers. There’s room for four people to sit with instruments. Maybe up to six standing with instruments and eight singing. Pre-existing ensembles might like to play, or people might come together especially for the occasion.
Repertoire: Anything you have prepared earlier. Music by that most famous of Wallsend composers, Sting (lead singer with The Police), might be especially appropriate.
Audience: Members of the public are free to drop in at any time during the performances and stay as long as they choose. Entrance is free.

This event is less than three weeks away, so please contact Andy quickly if you are interested.
**Finally, calling all brass players**
Ben Chinery, a talented young brass specialist has recently moved to the North East and is interested in developing a brass group from Cobweb players. Ben’s letter is attached here, so please read it and respond to him if this is something that would interest you.
That’s all from me this week, good luck to those of you playing at the Preston Park concert – I’m sorry I cant be there but I look forward to seeing some of you at the Mendelssohn study day!
Best wishes,
Lorna
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Lorna Wright in General

Cobweb News 20: 28.09.15

Dear all,
Thanks to all those who attended the AGM yesterday, it was a great day and I’ve had some lovely feedback from newer members feeling most welcomed!
As you may be aware, I’ve been having some problems with my email and not all of you have been receiving recent news bulletins. I’ve now decided to start using a reliable online program for my regular emails, which will hopefully solve the problem. I have also changed/updated my email address to: events.cobwebs@gmail.com. If possible, please can you start using this one (replying to this email will automatically go there) but I’m not cutting off the other email addresses (yes there are two) – these will simply be redirected to my new one. So it’s not something you need to worry about, but just to be aware of.
With these technical problems in mind, we are a bit behind in enrolling for this terms events, therefore – please enrol as quickly as possible so we can catch up. There’s quite a few to enrol for, so please do read down to the bottom of the email!
I’ll repeat below what I’ve said in my last bulletin so for any of you that didn’t receive it, you can see what I posted, apologies to those of you who have seen it!
The players at the Honister Slate Mine yesterday really have done a fantastic job, congratulations to all those involved. If you’d like to catch a glimpse of them starring on BBC Cumbria, you can see it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-34314965 Do check out the facebook group or twitter for more great photo and media coverage.
(You can now click instantly to our facebook/twitter/website but clicking on the icons at the bottoms of the email!)
**Upcoming Events**
Guinea Pig Orchestra/Composers and Arrangers Day
Saturday 3 October , 11-4pm
Wylam Institute, Wylam, NE41 8AP

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=254
There is no enrolment form for this event, please just email to let me know you’ll be attending.
The session is to help C&A members to further develop the “Northern Hills” project by having our compositions played by a live orchestra and to benefit from your feedback.
We are still in need of players in all sections, so please sign up as soon as possible. Playing in the GPO is free of charge and there is no enrolment form – please just e-mail Lorna to let her know you are coming and which Instrument(s) you will bring.
Please bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee will be available for a donation.

Cobweb Orchestra in Concert
Sunday 11 October, Rehearsal 11-2pm, concert at 3pm
The Music Room, Preston Park Museum,
Yarm Rd, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3RH

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=253
Members: £10
Non Members: £13
Join us for a fun family favourite event at the fantastic Preston Park Museum in Stockton-on-Tees. We will be playing a mixed programme of short pieces suitable for family audiences, or people who wouldn’t normally have a chance to watch a classical music concert.
Usual Cobweb concert dress code applies: black bottoms and white shirt/blouse with neckwear and/or a waistcoat.
Please bring a music stand. Enrolment form is available on the event webpage.
Study Day: Mendelssohn ‘Scottish’ Symphony with Mark Edwards
Sunday 18 October, 11-4pm
Newbiggin on Lune Public Hall, Cumbria, CA17 4AS

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=266
Members: £10
Non Members: £13
Join young upcoming conductor Mark Edwards in a study day playing to his Scottish roots, looking at the much loved Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’.
The day will be a full day, 11-4pm with a shared lunch, please do contribute!
Also, please don’t forget a music stand! Enrolment form is available on the event webpage.
Finally, Please see below a message from Peter Simms:
****
As it is understood that the recent Cobwebs Residential Week in Tuscany will be the last to be organised by Andrew and Andy we decided to devote some effort to producing a lasting memory. As a result I have compiled a record on DVD and audio CD.
DVD 1 contains some interesting interviews recording memories of Tuscany residentials. Rye Mattick did a wonderful job as chief interviewer (she could easily apply for a job to replace Fiona Bruce!) talking to Andy & Andrew, Antje Roser, and especially Giulia together with a few other shorter interviews. The DVD also contains: a ‘Sports Report’ recording highlights of the table tennis tournament, particularly a very entertaining first round match in which Andy defeated the favourite Heather!; musical highlights from the Wednesday night Concert Party and the al fresco ‘Midnight Choir’; a food and wine section; and other bits of the general coming and goings.
DVD 2 has highlights from the two formal concerts in San Gimignano and Gambassi
The Audio CD has 79 minutes of concert performances – an amalgam of both formal concerts including all the pieces played over the two nights.
I am offering complete sets to any Cobweb member who would like one for the price of a minimum £10 donation to Cobwebs funds (payable via direct transfer to the Cobwebs Account or via your usual channels – tagged as TuscanDVD please)
If you would like one, please let me know asap, preferable by Thursday 24th Sept, letting me know which group(s) you normally attend, or suggesting another means of getting them to you.
Peter Simms
peter.simms@btinternet.com
Waitby Longbarn, Waitby, Kirkby Stephen CA17 4HF
Tel: 017683 72115

That’s all from me this week, apologies once again for all the technical difficulties, I hope we are over this now! I hope to see many of you at the upcoming events – October is going to be great!
Best wishes,
Lorna
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Lorna Wright in General

Cobweb News 19: 14.09.15

Dear all,
I hope you had a great Summer and are looking forward to the term ahead. The Cobweb Chamber Orchestra enjoyed a fantastic trip to Tuscany, a truly memorable trip for those involved.
As for Autumn, we have some great events lined up, I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at them! Below is a list of all upcoming events, enrolment forms will be out periodically but please make a note in your diaries now!
September
Dvorak Symphony No. 8 Study Day and Cobweb AGM
Sunday 27 September, 11 – 4pm (AGM at 1pm)
Eldon Community Centre, Eldon, DL14 8XB

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=265
Everyone is welcome to attend this FREE study day and the Cobweb AGM, (but only members can vote. The agenda for this year is on the event webpage. There’s no enrolment form for this one, just reply to this email to say whether you’ll be attending.
October
Guinea Pig Orchestra/Composers and Arrangers Day
3 October , 11-4pm
Wylam Institute, Wylam, NE41 8AP

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=254
See message below from Andrew Cottrell:
Thanks to all of you who supported the C&A Group by playing our “Northern
Hills” suite in the Guinea Pig Orchestra (GPO) in March. It was great to have
the opportunity to hear our compositions played “live”. Since then we have
been further developing our work and we are now asking you to help us by
playing our compositions again on Saturday 3rd October.
Your feedback will be very valuable to us. After that we hope that we will soon
have the suite ready for rehearsal and ultimately recording during 2016.
As always, enrolment for the GPO is free of charge. C&A members who are
bringing compositions will be asked to pay a small fee of £5.
We will not be having a shared lunch at this event, so please do bring your own, but teas and coffees will be available for a donation.

Cobweb Orchestra in Concert
11 October, Rehearsal 11-2pm, concert at 3pm
The Music Room, Preston Park Museum,
Yarm Rd, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3RH

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=253
Enrolment form to follow…
Mendelssohn “Scottish” Symphony with Mark Edwards
18 October ,11-4pm
Newbiggin on Lune Public Hall, Cumbria, CA17 4AS

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=266
Enrolment form to follow…
Brahms Symphony No. 1 with Chris Griffiths
31 October, 11-4pm,
Location tbc, likely near Morpeth

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=267
Enrolment form to follow…
November
Study Day at Sage Gateshead: Everyone Can Play Mozart
21 November, 1.30-7pm
Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=250
Join the Cobweb Orchestra for a fantastic day devoted to the music of Mozart: We’ll be playing ‘The Magic Flute’ overture, the ‘Haffner’ symphony and the clarinet concerto with soloist Tracy Reed.
Players of all instruments and all levels of experience are welcome. The day will finish with an informal performance for friends and family at 6pm.
Prices are as follows:
£26.50 Non Members
£20.60 Members
£13.40 Student
Please book at Sage Gateshead box office by calling 0191 443 4661, see the event here: http://www.sagegateshead.com/event/cobweb-orchestra36942/
Ridley Hall Residential, 28-29th November
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=251
See message below from Anita:
Hi All,
It is approaching the time of year where we start to think ahead to the colder months and the joys of the Autumn Residential which will again be held at the beautiful Ridley Hall venue.
I have attached the information sheet and deposit form (available on the event webpage) which, for those of you who have never been before, gives an overview of the weekend’s activities.
We do need you to sign up quickly as the weekend can only go ahead if we have viable numbers involved to form an orchestra and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Hopefully we can get a good, balanced orchestra to tackle some great pieces of music.
Anita

December
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert
6 December
Sage Gateshead, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=252
Enrolment form to follow….
That’s all for now, thank you for your patience, I hope you all get off to a great start to the term! Good luck to all those playing in the Honister Slate Mine concert on Sunday!
I hope to see as many of you as possible at the AGM on Sunday 27 September.
Best wishes.
Lorna

Posted by Lorna Wright in General

Cobweb News 18: 01.08.15

Dear all,
I hope you’ve all had a lovely start to the Summer holidays – the weather is set to improve!
Congratulations to the Baroque Group who raised £300 for the Gateshead Foodbank last weekend, a brilliant achievement. Similarly, you might remember that the Brinkburn Quartet were bought in the auction at Middlesbrough to play for a concert. They gave a concert at Westerhope in aid of Christian Aid, and raised £332. It’s great to see how great music making can help others.
Good luck to all those performing at the Cleveland Ironstone Museum tomorrow, it should be a great event!
**Upcoming Events**
Saturday 15th August, 1.30 – 7pm
Cobweb Orchestra Italian Music Day with Judith Thompson
Sage Gateshead, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=247
Spend a day with Billingham group conductor Judith Thompson exploring music from or inspired by Italy. Play compositions by Rossini, Mendelssohn, Morricone and Tchaikovsky (plus a few surprises) and brush up on Italian terminology as you go along.
All the music featured will be accessible to players of all levels and experience. The day will finish with an informal presentation for friends and family at 6pm.
There’s no enrolment form for this one, please enrol directly at Sage Gateshead here http://sagegateshead.com/event/cobweb-orchestra35680/ or by calling 0191 443 4661.
Please do let me know that you’re coming though so we can bring the right amount of music!
Cobweb Underground Orchestra
Sunday 20th September
Honister Slate Mine, Keswick
– PLACES STILL AVAILABLE, PARTICULARLY LOWER STRINGS!

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=255
If you heard about the York Bunker or Cleveland concerts and wanted to participate but couldn’t – you now have another opportunity to play as part of our Underground Orchestra series. This time we are at the Honister Slate Mine near Keswick – http://www.honister.com/ on Sunday 20th September.
We intend this to be a full symphony orchestra performance and require lots of players with a full range of instruments, but we are also constrained by the size of the stage which is being specially constructed for us and may have to limit some sections of the orchestra. So please sign up quickly.
There will be an afternoon rehearsal on the day and the performance is in the evening, exact timings to be confirmed.
**Date for your diary**
The Cobwebs AGM and 20th Anniversary Party will be now on SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER not the Saturday as previously mentioned. More information will be given out about it and members will be sent the agenda in due course. We will be having a study day attached to it, but for those just wanting to attend the AGM it will be at 1pm. The day will once again take place at Eldon Community Centre.
That’s all for now, I am on holiday for the next week so please bear with me answering your emails – I’ll get back to you as soon as I’m back.
Best wishes,
Lorna

Posted by Lorna Wright in General

Cobweb News 17: 17.07.15

Dear all,
I hope you’re all enjoying end of term events with your groups, the pictures are looking great, and well done to the York group getting tweeted by BBC Radio 3!
We’re looking forward to performing at Seaton Delaval Hall on Sunday – do let me know if you’re a very late sign up and fancy coming along to play. Thanks to those of you who have enrolled this week!
**Upcoming Events**
Cobweb Underground Orchestra
Sunday 2nd August, 1pm and 3pm
Cleveland Ironstone Museum

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=256
Although no more performers are required, do go along and support – tickets are available directly from the venue on 01287 642877, and cost £5.50 each. Find out more here: http://ironstonemuseum.co.uk/future-events/underground-orchestra/
Rehearsals for those involved begin on Monday – please do let me know if you think you should have received the information but haven’t.
Cobweb Orchestra Italian Music Day with Judith Thompson
Sunday 15th August, 1.30 – 7pm
Sage Gateshead, Gateshead Quays, NE8 2JR

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=247
Spend a day with conductor Judith Thompson exploring music from or inspired by Italy. Play compositions by Rossini, Mendelssohn, Morricone and Tchaikovsky (plus a few surprises) and brush up on Italian terminology as you go along.
All the music featured will be accessible to players of all levels and experience. The day will finish with an informal presentation for friends and family at 6pm.
There’s no enrolment form for this one, please enrol directly at Sage Gateshead here http://sagegateshead.com/event/cobweb-orchestra35680/ or by calling 0191 443 4661. Please do let me knowthat you’re coming though so we can bring the right amount of music!
Cobweb Underground Orchestra
Sunday 20th September
Honister Slate Mine, Keswick

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=255
If you heard about the York Bunker or Cleveland concerts and wanted to participate but couldn’t – you now have another opportunity to play as part of our Underground Orchestra series. This time we are at the Honister Slate Mine near Keswick – http://www.honister.com/ on Sunday 20th August.
We intend this to be a full symphony orchestra performance and require lots of players with a full range of instruments, but we are also constrained by the size of the stage which is being specially constructed for us and may have to limit some sections of the orchestra. So please sign up quickly. There will be an afternoon rehearsal on the day and the performance is in the evening, exact timings to be confirmed.
Steve Messam is designing some spectacular lighting for this event and our Composer-in-Residence Michael Betteridge is writing a piece especially for the space. The rest of the programme will be a selection of compositions appropriate to the venue, including Grieg’s “Hall of the Mountain King”, Mendelssohn’s “Fingal’s Cave” and Howard Shore’s music for the film of “Lord of the Rings”.
Rehearsals will be as follows (venues tbc):
1) Tuesday 8th September 7.30 – 9.30 pm in or near Tebay
2) Saturday 12th September 11 am – 3 pm near Durham
3) Monday 14th September 7.30 – 9.30 pm in Dalston
** On the day itself there will be a rehearsal in the afternoon and the performance is in the evening – exact timings to be confirmed **
As we have received funding from the Arts Council England for these performances, there will be NO CHARGE for taking part in the event.
Enrolment form is available on the event webapge, please sign up quickly!
That’s all for now, looking forward to seeing many of you on Sunday at Seaton Delaval Hall.
Best wishes,
Lorna

Posted by Lorna Wright in General

Cobweb News 16: 09.07.15

Dear all,
Congratulations to the Cobweb Chamber Orchestra on their fantastic concert last weekend at the beautiful Auckland Castle. I’ve attached a photo that was in the facebook group. They even got a mention on Radio 3! If you missed it, have a listen here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b060zjbq (Forward to 1.39.35. Available for 30 days after broadcast)
**Upcoming Events**
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert
Seaton Delaval Hall, The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, NE26 4QR
Sunday 19th July

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=257
Rehearsal 11-1pm
Concert 2-4pm
Participation Fee:
Members £8
Non Members £11
We are still looking for players in the majority of sections for this concert – particularly cellos would you believe?!
We’re offering you a great deal with this one – as it’s actually normally £6 to get into the hall and grounds anyway, which is included in your participation fee.
It’s set up to be a lovely afternoon for us performing English Baroque music to suit the beautiful surroundings. If you’ve never been to the hall, have a look at it here: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/seaton-delaval-hall/visitor-information/
Cobweb Orchestra standard concert dress will apply; black bottoms, white shirt/blouse and waistcoat and/or neckwear.
Please don’t forget a music stand (and some pegs!)
The enrolment form is available on the event webpage.
That’s all for now, there’s more events to enrol for over the Summer – please do have a look at the website for more info for now.
I hope you all have/had a good end of term with your groups,
Best wishes,
Lorna
Chamber Orchestra 1

Posted by Lorna Wright in General

Cobweb News 15: 29.06.15

Dear all,
Well done to all those who played at the Appleby concert last week and especially to those in the Baroque group, I thought that it sounded fantastic.
**Upcoming Events**
Sunday 5th July
Cobweb Chamber Orchestra in Concert
St. Peter’s Chapel, Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7NR
6.30pm

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=263
Come along to support the Cobweb Chamber Orchestra in their Summer concert at the beautiful Auckland Castle. The price of the ticket includes the cost of entering the castle The programme includes the first performance of an orchestral version Allegri’s Miserere, written especially for the venue! It’s a lovely way to spend a summer’s evening so do join us! A poster is with more information is available on the event webpage.
Monday 6th July
Billingam Cobwebs End of term concert
7.45pm
St. Aidan’s Church Hall, Tintern Ave, Billingham
Stockton on Tees
TS23 2DF

Billingham end of term concert is on July 6th at the usual venue. Everyone is welcome to join in, final rehearsal at 7pm and concert at 7.45pm followed by refreshments.
Monday 13th July
GARDEN PARTY

The Teesside Cobwebs Group are having a garden party (or house party if it’s wet)
on July 13th from 6.30pm onwards at 48 South Road, Norton, Stockton, TS20 2SZ.
Admission free, but there will be a bucket for contributions.There’ll be tea and coffee, and a ‘bring and buy’ cake stall.
AND
this is a chance to perform your solo or small ensemble piece to a sympathetic audience replete with cake. There will be spaces in the garden and house in which you can play but they are small scale – so if you’re thinking of the big band number, think again……. but smaller scale, yes please!
Parking; you can park in the road but please remember that we have to live here the week after and park considerately.
We hope that some of you from other groups will come too. It’s nice to find time to chat with people you haven’t seen for a awhile.
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert
Seaton Delavel Hall, The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, NE26 4QR
Sunday 19th July

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=257
Rehearsal 11-1pm
Concert 2-4pm
Participation Fee:
Members £8
Non Members £11
Join us in the beautiful surroundings of Seaton Delaval Hall for a afternoon performance to the public. We will be playing English Baroque music to suit the surroundings, final programme to be confirmed.
Cobweb Orchestra standard concert dress will apply; black bottoms, white shirt/blouse and waistcoat and/or neckwear.
Please don’t forget a music stand (and some pegs!)
The enrolment form is available on the event webpage.
That’s all for this week, I’ll be in touch next week with a reminder of the summer events going on…
Best wishes,
Lorna

Posted by Lorna Wright in General

Cobweb News 14: 13.06.15

Dear all,
Well done to the brave souls who stood in the conductors shoes last Saturday with the GPO – you all did fantastically. Thanks to those who went to support and help provide an orchestra!
Please do also take a look at the great Making Music news article that Sue Hoggett has written about the recent York Bunker event; http://www.makingmusic.org.uk/inyourarea/yorkshire-and-the-north-of-england/news/news/cobweb-orchestra-goes-underground-at-the-york-cold-war+bunker – more great publicity for us! If you’re interested in being part of the Underground series – do read below for information of the next concert at Cleveland Ironstone Museum in August!
**Upcoming Events**
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert
Saturday 21st June
Appleby Public Hall
Rehearsal is 2-6pm, Performance at 7pm

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=246
Participation Fee for Players:
Members of the Cobweb Orchestra £ 12.00
Non-members £ 16.00
Students in Full Time Education – half the above prices
Join us in a concert at Appleby Public Hall, playing the wonderful Kalinnikov Symphony No. 1 in G Minor.
Cobweb Orchestra (conductor Andy Jackson) and Cobweb Baroque Ensemble (director Elizabeth Beer)
Programme as follows:
Saint-Saens Danse Bacchanale from Sampson and Delilah
Vivaldi Spring and Summer from the Four Seasons
Kalinnikov Symphony No. 1 in G minor
Normal concert dress for Cobwebs applies here, black bottoms, white top with neckwear and/or a waistcoat.
Please bring a music stand and don’t forget to bring some food with you. It will not be shared on this occasion as people will be getting ready for the performance. The enrolment form and poster for the concert are available on the event webpage.
Cobweb Chamber Orchestra in Concert
Sunday 5th July
6.30pm
St. Peter’s Chapel, Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland,
County Durham, DL14 7NR

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=263
Tickets: £8/7 including concert and castle admission. The Castle (normal entry price £6/5) will be opened especially for audience attending the concert from 4-6 pm.
Available from Auckland Castle 01388 743750
Come and support the Cobweb Chamber Orchestra in their Summer Concert at the beautiful chapel at Auckland Castle on Sunday 5th July, 6.30pm
Programme as follows:
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major
Butterworth Banks of Green Willow
Allegri (arr. Jackson) Miserere
Chabrier Idyll from Suite Pastorale
Elgar Chanson de Matin
Conductor Andy Jackson
Interval refreshment available, concert poster is available on the event webpage.
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert
Seaton Delavel Hall, The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, NE26 4QR
Sunday 19th July

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=257
Rehearsal 11-1pm
Concert 2-4pm
Participation Fee:
Members £8
Non Members £11
Join us in the beautiful surroundings of Seaton Delaval Hall for a afternoon performance to the public. We will be playing English Baroque music to suit the surroundings, final programme to be confirmed.
Cobweb Orchestra standard concert dress will apply; black bottoms, white shirt/blouse and waistcoat and/or neckwear.
Please don’t forget a music stand (and some pegs!)
The enrolment form is available on the event webpage.
Cobweb Underground Orchestra
Sunday 2nd August
Cleveland Ironstone Museum, Deepdale, Cleveland, TS13 4AP

http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=256
If you heard about the York Bunker concert and wanted to participate but couldn’t – you now have another opprotunity to play as part of our Underground Orchestra series. This time we are at the Cleveland Ironstone Museum http://ironstonemuseum.co.uk/ on Sunday 2nd August.
We anticipate there will be 2 rehearsals in advance of the performance on 20th and 27th July at St. Aidan’s Church where the Billingham group rehearse regularly. There will also be a rehearsal on the day at the venue with the concert taking place in the afternoon. Timings are not set completely yet so we are asking people to simply register their interest using the attached form. More specific information about repertoire and dress will be given to those who sign up.
Tickets are available for the concerts and coast £5.50. To obtain tickets please call, 01287 642877.
Please register fast as we have only limited number of players Ironstone Museum – enrolment form is available from the event webpage.
That’s all for now – looking forward to seeing some of you at the concert in Appleby next weekend.
Best wishes,
Lorna

Posted by Lorna Wright in General