Cobweb News 20.09.18

Thanks to you all who attended the AGM last Saturday, we had a fantastic turnout and a lovely day’s worth of music! There’s lots of fantastic events and news below, so please grab a cup of tea, take a look and enrol soon.

In this weeks Cobweb News
– Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Fenella Humphreys
– Haydn Symphonies Project No.9
– Cello Day at Dalston – all welcome!
– 200 Club August Draw
– Shepherds Dene Residential

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Fenella Humphreys
Sunday 30th September
Eldon Community Centre, 2 Main Road, Eldon, DL14 8XB
Members £17
Non Members £20

We’re incredibly fortunate to have secured services of the wonderful Fenella Humphreys (Fenella Humphreys – about), who will play Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto with us in an afternoon workshop. It’s always a pleasure to accompany brilliant soloists and this concerto has great parts for the whole orchestra.
You can see the music ahead of the day by clicking on the link below:

Sign up as soon as you can so we know how much music to provide – don’t miss out on working with Fenella!

The enrolment form with more information can be found here.

Haydn Symphonies Project No.9
Sunday 21st October
Wylam Institute, Church Rd, Wylam, NE41 8AU

Members £12.50/Non Members £17Join 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.

Cello Day with Informal Performance
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

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
Repertoire: We’re still working on the repertoire for the cello workshop, and details will be posted soon.

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

– 200 Club August Draw
The results of last months draw are as follows:

1st C Jenkin £25
2nd J Bush £13
3rd C Myers £8

If anyone is interested in joining, you can find info here and find the standing order form hereShepherds Dene Residential

Message from Anita:

HI Everyone,
I hope you have all had a good summer enjoying the unusually warm weather.
For our ever popular Autumn Residential, we have again booked Shepherds Dene Retreat. The beautiful Edwardian country house, built in the ‘Arts and Crafts’ style, is set in 26 acres of gardens and woodland. The house features a large wood panelled entrance with wood burning stove (those of you who attended last year will know how wonderful it was sitting around it) and many original features in the sitting and dining rooms.
Space is limited with room for 33 residents and 10 non-residents so enrolments will be on a first come, first served basis bearing in mind that we have to keep a balanced orchestra.
Please can you have your deposits to me by the 19th October.
Best wishes,


More information can be found here and the deposit form can be found here

That’s all – it was plenty! I hope you all have a lovely week, and I look forward to receiving your enrolments soon.

Best wishes,

Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra