Tracy Reed

Cobweb News 9.1.19

Dear all,

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a really lovely Christmas break, and are looking forward to lots of music making in 2019. Thanks to all of you who have given feedback about the online signup forms; it’s great to hear you’re enjoying them, and we’ll keep you posted with how it’s going.

In This Weeks Cobweb News
Haydn Symphonies Project – this Saturday!
Free Taster Session – Come and play with the Ludworth Group
200 Club Winners

Continue reading →

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Fundraising concert this Friday

Elvaston Ensemble

Friday 14 December, 7pm
St Mary’s Church, Shincliffe, Durham. DH1 2ND.

The Elvaston Ensemble are all Cobweb players: Chrissie (flute), Anita (oboe), Tracy (clarinet), Rye (bassoon) and Clare (horn). They will be performing as a quintet in a concert of classical and festive music.

Tickets are priced £10, which will include festive refreshments in the hall afterwards.

Proceeds will be shared between Ludworth Cobwebs and St Mary’s Church fabric fund.

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Cobweb News 5.12.18

I hope you’re all having a good week, it’s lovely to see your end of term concerts/sharing photos on Facebook.
We’re trying to streamline the way we do our enrolling processes, so for the New Year’s events there’s a trial of signing up using an online form, rather than a paper one. Please don’t feel you have to use the online sign up, you can still use the old method but if you feel able to give it try, I would welcome your feedback.
In this weeks Cobweb News:
Haydn Symphonies Project – part 10
Brundibar Festival Concert Fundraiser Continue reading →
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Shepherd’s Dene Residential

We found out all about jazz this year!

Thanks go to our special guest, the inspirational saxophonist Richard Ingham, who gave us a fun introduction to improvisation.

We really enjoyed his own pieces, clapping jazzy rhythms and singing some of the melodies as well as playing. Richard has now kindly donated them to our Cobweb library. (If you want to try them again, or if you couldn’t make the weekend and would like to find out what you’ve missed, come to Ludworth next term!)

We also looked at Beethoven’s 8th symphony and Leonora Overture No. 1, and Anita played the beautiful oboe concerto by Bellini.

Anita will be confirming the dates for next year’s Autumn residential very soon, so get your diaries ready!

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The Cobweb Chamber Orchestra performed in Penrith

The Cobweb Chamber Orchestra performed “an evening of music from Bohemia” on 24 November at Annie Mawson’s Sunbeams Trust in Penrith.

There were pieces by Dvorak, Janacek, Hummel and Vorisec.

Krommer’s double clarinet concerto (op. 35 in E flat major) proved to be crowd pleaser!

Watch out for future CCO concerts as it may be featured again…

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Cobweb News 21.11.18

Dear all,

A huge well done to those of you who joined Mark for a study day on Elgar Symphony No.2. It was a difficult work but you all did fantastic and it was an extremely enjoyable day.

In this week’s Cobweb News:
A message from Andy Jackson – Creative Director
Sedbergh residential 2019 – a date for your diaries Continue reading →

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Ludworth – Armistice Day Centenary

The Royal British Legion Women’s Section and other Ludworth residents had been planning a Remembrance service for the Armistice Day centenary. Dave, who runs the Community Centre where the new Ludworth group meets on a Tuesday evening, had set his heart on having a bugler to play the Last Post.

This was something that hadn’t happened in Ludworth for as long as anyone could remember, but everyone he contacted was playing elsewhere, so he started to talk about it to the Cobweb French horn player…who was eventually persuaded to find a cornet, and learn how to play it.

Here she is, helping to make Ludworth’s Remembrance service very special.

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Culture Meet 2018

Some of our trustees will be representing Cobwebs at the annual conference of the Culture Durham Meet 2018 on Thursday 22nd November from 1.30pm until 6pm at the World Heritage Site, Durham Cathedral and at Durham University’s Palace Green Library.

Please read further information about Culture Durham. Look for the Cobweb logo here!

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Cobweb News 5.11.18

It was a wonderful concert at Bowes museum. Congratulations to all who took part.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
Elgar Symphony No.2
Shepherds Dene

200 Club winners Continue reading →

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