Cobweb News 2 – 15.1.14

Dear All,
I’m delighted to say that our 2nd symphony – Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “New World” – from our Month of Symphonies was a huge success and a fantastic day. 62 players congregated in the ‘nearly too small’ Methodist Church Hall in Northallerton on Sunday. Our conductor Jeremy Harbottle was brilliant at guiding and encouraging us through this, at times, quite difficult work. I’ve received lots of compliments about the event and about Jeremy’s conducting. Thank you to all who came and to Jeremy.
Our next symphony is . . .
Saturday 18th January – Elgar Symphony No. 1 with Jonathan Bloxham

11am – 4pm
Heaton Community Centre, NE6 5HY
We’ve a good orchestra coming together for this though there is still room in all sections. As yet we don’t have any double basses and only one bassoon. Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to play a great work by an English composer. Drop me an email if you are able to be there on Saturday. More details and the enrolment form are available on the website.
And our final symphony is . . .
Saturday 25th January – Rachmaninov 2 with Peter Wood

11.00am – 4.30pm
Christ Church, Cockermouth
Coming up . . .
Sunday 19th January – Composer & Arrangers Group/Guinea Pig Orchestra

2.00 – 6.00pm
Wylam Village Institute
A few more strings wouldn’t go amiss for this event. Remember it is free for those wishing to play in the Guinea Pig Orchestra. The enrolment form is available on the website.
Saturday 15th February – The Cobweb Orchestra in Concert with Andy Jackson
Rehearsal: 2.00 – 6.00pm
Concert: 7.00pm
St Oswald’s Church, Ravenstonedale.
This will be our only concert this term, but in one of our favourite concert venues. The programme will include Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture, Purcell: Abdelazer Suite with Richard Best as narrator, Mozart: Andante for Flute and Orchestra, soloist – Andrew Forsyth, and other great works.
Due to the small size of St. Oswald’s Church we can only have a well-balanced orchestra of approx. 34 players so please do send your enrolment form in ASAP if you would like to play in this concert.
Further details and the enrolment form are available on the event webpage
Saturday 1st March – Brahms 2nd Symphony Study Day with Chris Griffiths
11.00am – 4.00pm
Steiner School, Fulford Cross, York YO10 4PB
I’m pleased to be able to tell you the time and venue for this event. Chris is going to do study days on all four of the Brahms symphonies, starting with his 2nd. It will be a great day so do put the date in your diary. The enrolment form will be out shortly.
Sedbergh Residential Weekend 2014
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th April
The Sedbergh Residential is one of our best, if not the best event in the Cobweb year and it’s now time for you to book your place at this very popular residential.
We shall be staying in Lupton House again, where there are many single rooms. Musical activities will of course take place in the hall of the school.
For further details of the Sedbergh Residential and the deposit form please see the event webpage
Cobwebs hits the airwaves again . . .
Did you hear us mentioned on Sunday evening, Radio 4 Pick of the Week? Catherine Bott (who performed with us at a Bishop Auckland Prom) gave a very positive endorsement of The Cobweb Orchestra. If you missed it, here’s the link to the programme. Our mention is at 39 minutes.
That’s enough information for this week. I look forward to seeing lots of you at Elgar 1 on Saturday.

Posted by Sue Baker