Cobweb News 23.01.19

A huge well done to those of you who joined us at the Beginner day last weekend, it was such a lovely atmosphere, so welcoming. Thanks to all the helpers and leaders on the day, we’ve already had some really positive feedback. Special thanks to Tracy who led the day so well.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
– Brundibar Festival Fundraiser – this weekend
– Cobweb Orchestra in Concert
– The Big Play 2019
– Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – date for your diary!

Cobweb Orchestra Brundibar Festival Concert Fundraiser
Saturday 26th January
United Reformed Church, Jesmond
Burdon Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 3AE

Free Concert. 1.30 – 2.30 pm

Places in the orchestra for this one are now extremely limited, please let me know ASAP if you’d still like to join. That said, please do consider coming to support us in this great concert alongside members of Royal Northern Sinfonia. The concert is free, with a collection for the Brundibar Festival – which you can find out more about here.

The flyer for the concert is attached here – please help us spread the word!

Cobweb Orchestra in Concert 
Saturday 16th February 2019
Acomb Methodist Church, Front Street, Acomb, York YO24 3BX

Rehearsal times: 1.30 – 5.30pm
Concert at 6.30pm

Join York conductor Patrick Burnett as we host a performance of amazing music in Acomb, York. This concert is open to all players form any group so please do sign up using the links below so we know you’re intending on coming.

Mozart: Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance, No. 8
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Player fees: Play What You Think Its Worth
Entry for audience:  FREE, no tickets required, retiring collection
Food arrangements:  Bring own refreshments as required. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided.
Dress code: Cobwebs usual concert dress (black bottoms, white tops with colourful waistcoat, tie or scarf)
Parking:  Limited parking available at the venue, so please car share if possible. Priority parking can be requested by those with larger instruments or mobility issues, and to others on a first come first served basis. There is plenty of public parking relatively close-by.
The poster for this event is here – please do distribute to anyone you feel might be interested.

To sign up using the new online system please click here
To sign up using the old paper form please download it here

Big Play 2019
Dipton Jubilee Centre
, Front Street, Dipton, Co. Durham, DH9 9DR
Pay What You Think It’s Worth

Join us for our annual Big Play, a chance for all groups to come together and share repertoire on a common theme. This year’s fantastic programme is filling out nicely with all sorts of imaginative interpretations of the theme “Cities”, including

Prague, Vienna, Oxford, New York, Paris, Naples, Plymouth, Seville, Kiev, Rio. The pieces might not be always the most obvious…

It’s a Pay What You Think It’s Worth event, so no advance payments, just bring along your pennies (and notes!).
All music will be provided on the da, but please bring a music stand
We’ll be enjoying a shared lunch, please feel free to contribute, adhering to the guidelines set out here:

It’s really important you let us know you’re coming so we have enough music for you all.
If you’d like to enrol using the new online sign up system please click here
If you’d like to enrol using the paper form, please download one here

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – date for your diary!
Sunday 24th March

St. Cuthbert’s Chapel, Ushaw College, Durham DH7 9RH
Rehearsal 10 am – 1 pm
Concert 2- 3.30 pm (no interval)

For those of you who were lucky enough to be at the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto study day with Fenella Humprhires last year, you’ll remember we said we’d like to perform it. Well we are! An enrolment form will be out in the next few weeks, so just put the date in your diary for now and we’ll be in touch with more details and the rest of the programme soon.

That’s all for this week, it’s shaping up to be a great term! I hope to see you on Saturday, either as an audience member or player.

Best wishes,

Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra