Cobweb News 02.10.18

Dear all,

Wow! What an amazing day we had on Sunday with Fenella Humphreys! ‘Possibly the best study day in the history of Cobwebs,’ we really had a fantastic afternoon which such a talented player. If you want to catch her in action, you can this weekend in Cumbria: Thanks to Fenella, Andy and Carol for such a fantastic day.
A shout out to all you violinists – the Dipton group need you! A few of their regular players are on holiday and they’re a bit short. 7.15pm on Thursdays at Dipton community Centre.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
Revival of Baroque group
Haydn Symphonies Project part 9
Study Day 28th October – Haydn Cello Concerto 

Revival of Baroque group
– message from Ruth Tanner
For various reasons the Baroque Group has not met for some time. We are hoping to revive the group however, and Andrew Cottrell has kindly agreed to host a session at his house in Killingworth on a Wednesday evening in the second half of term. (Unfortunately one group meets each night of the week and Friday has its own issues, so we apologise to the Spennys on this occasion). Another possibility is to meet at Dipton on 25th October when the group there is on half term.
We play music by Vivaldi, Bach and Handel with a smattering of the French Baroquies, but especially Vivaldi! Music is manuscript, ie it really is handwritten, but like most codes it is easily decipherable after a while. We are largely a string band, but those with oboes or flutes who would like to bring along concerti to share with us would be most welcome. Also Andrew advises that his music room would only take about 18 comfortably so book early to avoid disappointment!  Please contact Ruth Tanner on We look forward to hearing from you
.   RT

Haydn Symphonies Project No.9
Sunday 21st October
Wylam Institute, Church Rd, Wylam, NE41 8AU
Members £12.50/Non Members £17
**more players needed!**

Join Peter Wood for the latest instalment of the Haydn Symphonies Project.
He says:
Now everybody is back after the Summer break we are resuming our journey through Haydn’s symphonies,  With 45 Haydn symphonies now behind us the 9th Haydn Project day will be held at Wylam Institute on Sunday October 21 2018 from 11.00 until 4.00.  The Symphonies we will be looking at will include: 26 (Lamentation), 65, 44 (Mourning), 43 (Mercury) and 47 all of which are “Sturm und Drang” (“Storm and Stress’”) symphonies written between 1768 and 1772. Haydn is now in his late 30’s and is the Musical Director at the Esterházy court. These symphonies are scored for strings, oboes and horns and bassoons would probably have supplemented the cellos and basses.  As usual flutes and clarinets are welcome to join us to play with oboes but please note the parts are written for instruments in C and transposed parts will not be available.  This day will take us roughly to the half way point (which I think we have already celebrated a bit prematurely!) and the project will continue on 12 January 2019 in York.  The enrolment form is attached and I look forward to seeing you all at Wylam for the next step in this marathon journey

Please find attached the enrolment form here.

Study Day – Haydn Cello Concerto
Sunday 28th October
Dalston Victory Hall, Dalston, Carlisle, CA5 7QA
£5/6.50 for the afternoon and evening session with the orchestra
£10/13 for the whole day for cellists

This day as well as being a masterclass for cellists, is a normal (very cheap!) study day for Cobweb Orchestra, and we invite everyone to join us from 12.30pm to rehearse the fantastic Haydn Cello Concerto with Neil Sild (cello) and Joe Davies (conductor). We’ll end the day with an informal performance of the work. Please do come and support this fantastic event. Here are the original details:

Due to a kind bequest from the husband of Pam, who used to play cello at the Dalston group, we are able to put on a rather unusual event which brings together several of Pam’s interests – working with young people, making things happen in Cumbria and playing the cello. The excellent young cellist Neil Sild, who recently played the Elgar Cello concerto with us at Middlesbrough Town Hall will be performing the Haydn Cello Concerto, conducted by the ever popular Joe Davies. The morning will be devoted to a workshop just for cellists, but, of course, we will need an orchestra for the concerto, so the afternoon and evening session will run just like a normal Cobweb study day followed by and informal performance.

10.00 -12.30 Cello workshop.
12.30 -13.30 Lunch for morning and afternoon participants
13.30 – 17.30 Rehearse Haydn cello concerto + Rossini’s “William Tell” overture
17.30 – 18.30 Evening meal break
18.30 – 20.30 Performance

Please sign up with the enrolment form here and any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

That’s all for this week, thanks again to everyone who came last weekend, I really really enjoyed it and I think you all did too.

Best wishes,
Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra