Cobweb News 14.2.19

Dear all,

I hope you’ve all had a great week.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert – this Saturday!
Big Play 2019
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert – this Saturday!
Saturday 16th February 2019
Acomb Methodist Church, Front Street, Acomb, York YO24 3BX
Rehearsal times: 1.30 – 5.30pm
Concert at 6.30pm
**String players strongly encouraged to join**

Join York conductor Patrick Burnett as we host a performance of amazing music in Acomb, York. This concert is open to all players form any group so please do sign up using the links below so we know you’re intending on coming.

Mozart: Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance, No. 8
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Player fees: Play What You Think Its Worth
Entry for audience: FREE, no tickets required, retiring collection
Food arrangements: Bring own refreshments as required. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided.
Dress code: Cobwebs usual concert dress (black bottoms, white tops with colourful waistcoat, tie or scarf)
Parking: Limited parking available at the venue, so please car share if possible. Priority parking can be requested by those with larger instruments or mobility issues, and to others on a first come first served basis. There is plenty of public parking relatively close-by.

The poster for this event is here – please do distribute to anyone you feel might be interested.

To sign up using the new online system please click here
To sign up using the old paper form please download it here

Big Play 2019
Saturday 2nd March
Dipton Jubilee Centre, Front Street, Dipton, Co. Durham, DH9 9DR
Pay What You Think It’s Worth

Apologies for not printing the date in the previous Cobweb News. Loads of you have signed up so far but we can still take many more players! Let us know you’re coming so we know how much music to provide.

Join us for our annual Big Play, a chance for all groups to come together and share repertoire on a common theme. This year’s fantastic programme is filling out nicely with all sorts of imaginative interpretations of the theme “Cities”, including
Prague, Vienna, Oxford, New York, Paris, Naples, Plymouth, Seville, Kiev, Rio. The pieces might not be always the most obvious…

It’s a Pay What You Think It’s Worth event, so no advance payments, just bring along your pennies (and notes!).

All music will be provided on the day, but please bring a music stand

We’ll be enjoying a shared lunch, please feel free to contribute, adhering to the guidelines set out here:

It’s really important you let us know you’re coming so we have enough music for you all.
If you’d like to enrol using the new online sign up system please click here
If you’d like to enrol using the paper form, please download one here

Fund-raising at the Big Play New Music for Old!
Dear All At this year’s Big Play we will be running a second hand book and music stall. We hope to raise a good sum to enable us to refresh the stock of music in the library, so please have a think about whatever books and music you could bear to part with and bring it along. It’s all for a good cause!
Any queries to Ruth at

Tchaikovsky Violin Concert in Concert
Sunday 24th March
St. Cuthbert’s Chapel, Ushaw College, Durham.

We’re sure that everyone who took part in the study day on Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto with Fenella Humphreys earlier this year will want to be part of the orchestra to perform it in front of an audience, and will tell everyone they know to be there too!

Rehearsal 10 am – 1 pm
Performance 2-3 pm (no interval)

Food: Bring your own.
Dress: Standard Cobweb Concert Dress: black bottoms, white top, waistcoat and/or neckwear
Parts: Available on the day, but also can be downloaded from Petrucci here
Accompanying repertoire be played by Cobweb Baroque Group, which will mean that the whole rehearsal period can be devoted to Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

£17 Members
£20 Non Members
Students in full time education pay half the above prices

Payment can be made by cheque to the address below:
5 Valeside, Throckley, Newcastle upon Tyne
or by BACs A/c: 65560297 Sort Code: 08-92-99 Payee ref: USHAW/your surname

A note to wind and brass players: Please don’t assume that there will be multiple players of your instrument signed up. If you want to play in the concert, just enrol. If there really are too many players for the space available, places will be filled on a “first come” basis.

If you’d like to enrol using the new online sign up system please click here
If you’d like to enrol using the paper form, please download one here

That’s all this week. Good luck to all of you who are taking part in the concert on Saturday in York; it looks like it’s going to be fantastic! Thank you for all your support.

Best wishes,
Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Tracy Reed