Cobweb News

DOES ANYONE KNOW THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE COBWEB CONDUCTORS’  PODIUM?  It was last seen at the Summerhill Picnic last July. Please contact Andy Jackson if you have it or if you have more recent information:
In this week’s Cobweb News
Haydn Symphonies Project – this weekend!
Brundibar Festival Performance
Sedbergh Residential
A quick reminder of March events

Haydn Symphonies Project – this weekend!
Saturday 25th January, 11-4pm
Wylam Institute, Church Road, Wylam, NE41 8AP
Members £12.50, Non Members £17.00

The 14th session of the Haydn Symphonies project will be held at Wylam Institute on Saturday 25 January from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm. with a shared lunch.  We have now looked at 73 symphonies and remain on schedule to complete this project in April 2021.  We will be resuming our journey in 1779, the year of the fire at Esterhaza, and will conclude this session looking at two of the Paris Symphonies.  The symphoniesto look at this time are 70, 75, 63 (La Roxelane), 73 (La Chassse), 82 (L’Ours) and 86.  All of these symphonies have parts for flute, oboes, bassoons, horns, trumpets, timps and strings. Oboe parts transposed for Bb clarinets will be available.

To enrol using the online enrolment form, please click here
To download a paper enrolment form, please click here


Brundibár Arts Festival Fundraising Performance
More players still welcome for the Jesmond concert on 1st February!

We always knew that we would need a large orchestra for Dohnanyi’s Hungarian Festival Overture, but quite how large wasn’t evident until the parts arrived from Budapest. The piece is written for TWO orchestras + a separate brass ensemble.

We have an impressive number of players signed up for this fundraising concert but we could still do with more horns, trumpets, trombones, bassoons and double basses. Harpists and percussionists will also be very welcome. More details, and enrolment forms, are on the website here.

We’d welcome audience members too, so do please spread the word to others.


Sedbergh Residential
5pm Friday 3rd to 4pm Sunday 5th April

There’s still time to sign up for our 14th Sedbergh Residential Weekend which is the Cobweb Orchestra’s biggest event of the year.

We change and refine the timetable within the basic pattern every year so each weekend is unique, but our aim of playing as much orchestral music as we can in a limited time to the very best of our ability remains.

If you would like to have more information, please do get in touch by email or by telphone 07905684537.

If you would like to be part of the 2020 Sedbergh Residential,  please complete the booking form downloadable here OR book on-line by clicking here and return with a non-refundable £30pp deposit bSUNDAY 2ND of FEBRUARY.  The Sedbergh Residential is always a very popular event so please return your booking form early to avoid disappointment.

A quick reminder of the March events
We have two amazing events in March, one on the 1st March in Morpeth with cellist Gemma Kost, and one on the 21st March with conductor Matthias Lichtenfeld in York. Enrolment for these are open now.

Posted by Tracy Reed