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It was a great rehearsal last weekend for the Brundibar Festival event; we’re very much looking forward to our performance next Sunday. Tickets are still available, and we would love to see you there. You can get tickets for Brundibar by clicking here..

In this week’s Cobweb News:
Transposition Team needed!
Cobweb Musical Director Assessment Process
Sedbergh Residential – Book your place now!

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Cobweb News

Happy New Year to you all! I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas break and are now raring to go for the new term. We are excited to be able to plan our first concerts and residentials for a long time, and hope that you can join us. There’s a lot left for us to still shape up for this term, so more information is coming but we hope you have a lovely start back to your groups.

In this week’s Cobweb News:
Advertisement for new Musical Director
COVID update January 2022
Brundibar Festival Concert

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Cobweb News

We had a fantastic event last Sunday with Peter Wood with another in the series of the Haydn Symphonies Project. We’re up to Symphony No. 91 now, and we are in discussion as to how we can celebrate the project conclusion soon. Watch this space!

In this week’s Cobweb News:
A short message from Andy
Brundibar Festival Performance
Dvorak Symphony No. 8 with Joe Davies

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Cobweb Orchestra COVID update, 10 December 2021

Due to the recent change in government legislation, all players (unless medically exempt) must wear a face covering while indoors at Cobweb sessions. Wind and brass players may remove them while music is being played. While there is no legal requirement to limit the number of attendees or for social distancing, we continue to ensure that these are taken into consideration, alongside venue size and ventilation. Group and event organising teams are reminded again to use our recently updated guidelines to plan events and to determine if additional precautions, suitable to their circumstances, are appropriate. These can be found at https://cobweborchestra.org.uk/policies-and-forms/

Further updates will follow if and when national guidance is updated.

Michael Cave

On behalf of the Trustees

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Cobweb News – our last event of the year!

The Haydn symphonies project on Saturday at St Matthews in Summerhill will be our last event of the year. Additional players are still welcome, particularly another Horn and another Bassoon.  

Brundibar Festival – Sunday 16th January (rehearsal, Dipton Community Centre) and Sunday 23rd January (Concert, Jesmond United Reform Church) – There are still spaces for Bassoons, Violin 1, Horns and Brass. 

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Cobweb News

I hope you’ve had a good week and survived the storm ok. There was a wonderful event last weekend with Helen Farrar in Appleby; thanks to all those who participated and of course to Helen and Andy. We hope to put on a concert of it soon so if you weren’t able to make it – watch this space!

In this week’s Cobweb News:
Cobweb Orchestra Covid-19 Policies – another update
Haydn Symphonies Project
Brundibar Festival Concert
Sedbergh Residential – update

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Cobweb News

We had a wonderful event on Sunday with Amy Yule and 5 amazing flautists who were brave enough to play solo with the willing orchestra. Despite a few library malfunctions, we had a fantastic day which concluded with Amy treating us to a performance of Concertino by Chaminade which was thrilling! A special thank you to Catherine and Mike, who stepped in to conduct the day so well.

In this week’s Cobweb News:
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 with Helen Farrar
Haydn Symphonies Project
Easy fundraising for Cobwebs

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Dalston Group dates

As we will not have the main hall for the next 2 weeks, 15 November at Dalston will be a wind/brass only night and 22 November will be a strings only night.
It will still be necessary to book places by Sunday evening for these events – please contact Peter Wood:
peter.wood@cobweborchestra.org.uk
Telephone: 07720 783 225
The full orchestra will be back in the main hall on 29 November.

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