Cobweb News 21 – 2013

Dear All,
We had a brilliant study day with Chris Griffiths last Saturday in Haxby, York. The day was spent working on Schumann’s 2nd Symphony, as well as eating delicious food provided for the fund-raising lunch. The well-balanced orchestra of 35 players made great progress throughout the day and the play through at the end was really rather good! Thanks to all who ventured to Haxby and to Chris for making it such a fantastic study day.
The Cobweb Orchestra has now had 3 superb study days with Chris Griffiths on Schumann’s Symphonies 1, 3 and 2, only no.4 to go. Watch out for the date in the autumn.
Yesterday saw many of us gathered in a beautiful little church in Bywell, Northumberland for the funeral service for Helen Pyburn, and then at Helen’s “last big gig” at The Hearth, Horsley. The orchestra of 40+, squashed into a tiny space, played some of Helen’s compositions and arrangements very well indeed. It was a moving, but lovely day and we undoubtedly did Helen proud. Many thanks to everyone who attended the service and/or Helen’s “last big gig”.
Coming up . . . Our prom season starts this weekend . . .
Saturday 8th June – Ravenstonedale Prom
Rehearsal 2.00 – 6.00pm, Concert 7.30pm
St Oswald’s Church, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria

The orchestra for our 1st prom is now complete but if you would like to come to listen, you are more than welcome – and it’s free. Just come along to St Oswald’s church before 7.30pm.
There is still space for most instruments at our other two proms – Brougham Hall on Sunday 23rd June and Langdon Beck on Saturday 29th June. More information is available on the website
Two new events for your diary . . .
Saturday 28th September – A Concert in Ashington, Northumberland

Rehearsal 2.00 – 6.00pm, Concert 7.30pm
Trinity Church, Ashington
Sunday 6th October – A study day in Cockermouth, Cumbria
2.00 – 6.00pm
Christ Church, Cockermouth
More details will be available on the website soon.
That’s it for this week. Enjoy the summer weather.

Posted by Sue Baker