Cobweb News 21.6.18

A huge well done to those of you that played in the concert last weekend, I hear that it was a very successful day, and that there was a good and appreciative audience. Thanks to Sue and Jim for all their hard work in making the day happen and of course to Andy for leading the day.

In this weeks Cobweb News
Morpeth End of Term Informal Performance
Haydn Symphonies Project – part 9

Cobweb Orchestra Musical Picnic
Cobweb Orchestra Performance –  Music for a Summer’s Evening

Morpeth End of Term Informal Performance
Tuesday 10th July, 7.30pm – 9.30 pm
St James Community Centre, Well Way, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1BN

Why not join the Morpeth group for their end of term performance? You can either go as an audience member or of course a player! Laura says that Oboe/Horns/Trumpets are especially welcome but anyone is free to join!
Their repertoire includes:
Boyce Symphony 4
Dvorak Slavonic Dance No.8
Hobbs Bonny and Bobby
Shield Overture to Rosina
Coats Dambusters March
Plus others…

Contact Laura on for more details.

Haydn Symphonies Project – part 9
Saturday 14th July
Eldon Community Centre, 2 Main Rd, Eldon, Bishop Auckland DL14 8XB
Members £12.50/Non Members £17

Join Peter Wood for the latest instalment of the Haydn Symphonies Project.
He says:
With 45 Haydn symphonies now behind us we are going to clear another batch before the Summer break.  The 9th Haydn Project day will be held at Eldon Community Centre on Saturday July 14 from 11.00 until 4.00.  The Symphonies we will be looking at are: 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 in October (venue and date to be confirmed shortly).  The enrolment form is attached and I look forward to seeing you all at Eldon for the next step in this marathon journey. 

Please note, that tea/coffee and cake will be available at Eldon but not lunches this time (she’s on holiday!) so please bring your own lunch!

The enrolment form can be found here

Cobweb Orchestra Musical Picnic
Sunday 29th July
Summerhill Pavillion, Winchester Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6EH
Members £12.50/Non Members £17

Rehearsal 12-4.
Audience to arrive with picnics from 4 pm
Performance 5-6.30 pm

As last year, we’ll be performing under the giant marquee, so come rain or shine we’ll host a musical picnic of largely music from Europe, featuring composers such as Bizet, Rossini, Verdi, Chabrier, Delibes, Edith Piaf. The audience are invited to bring food to eat either before the concert and enjoy an afternoon of music. The audience will be invited to pay what you think it’s worth.
The enrolment form with more information can be found here

Cobweb Orchestra Performance –  Music for a Summer’s Evening
Saturday 11th August,
St Oswald’s Church, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen CA17
Members £12.50/Non Members £17
Rehearsal 1-5pm, Concert at 6pm

Join us for a concert with an English theme. Expect music by Vaughan-Williams, Elgar, Purcell and Dowland, amongst others. This event is for all players of all instruments, but the venue is quite small and the size of the orchestra may need to be restricted. Enrolment will be on a strictly “first come” basis for each section, so please fill in the form quickly.

Cost to audience – Free. (There will be a bucket collection, and listeners will be invited to pay what they think it’s worth)
Dress – usual Cobweb concert dress, black bottoms, white top/shirt with a waistcoat and / or neckwear.

The enrolment form can be found here

That’s all for this week, four great sounding events I think! Hope to hear from you all soon.

Best wishes,
Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra