Cobweb News 24 – 2013

Dear All,
IT DIDN’T RAIN! Despite a horrendous day weather wise on Saturday and a very iffy forecast for Sunday, amazingly it didn’t rain on us for our Midsummer Prom at Brougham Hall. It was a bit breezy at times which caused a few pages of music to escape from stands but all in all we had a splendid time. The setting was magnificent, the orchestra played really well and our soloist Mary Hitch sang beautifully. We had a very appreciative audience who insisted on an encore despite being chilled by the cool evening. Well done everyone who came to play.
This weekend . . .
Saturday 29th June – Langdon Beck Prom Concert
Rehearsal: 12.00 – 3.00pm, at Newbiggin Village Hall (DL12 0TX)
Concert: 4.00 – 5.00pm, behind Langdon Beck Hotel (DL12 0XP)

We have our final prom at Langdon Beck and at the moment we are rather short of players. We need CELLO’s, a couple more violins, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon and 2 trumpets. We will be playing under the cover of our marquee, but may be distracted by the fantastic view!
If you are free this coming Saturday afternoon why not come and play. I can (almost) guarantee you’ll have a great time. Please send me an email events@cobweborchestra.org.uk if you would like to take part in this rather special concert.
For more details please see the event webpage
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=187
A couple of events in August . . .
The Cobweb season is slowly winding down as the end of the season approaches, but for those of you who hate having the summer with no playing why not join us at 2 events we have this August.
Saturday 3rd August – West Side Story Study Day with Jonathan Brigg
Northern Rock Foundation Hall – Sage Gateshead
Rehearsal: 1.30 – 5.30pm
Informal Play Through: 6.00 – 7.00pm

More details of how to book (which must be done through the Sage Gateshead) are on the website. Please do drop me an email if you book or intend coming and will book on the day.
For more details please see the event webpage
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=170
Saturday 10th August – Performance at Brinkburn Priory
Rehearsal: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Concert: 2.00 – 4.00pm

This is an unusual event in that we will be rehearsing in the Priory, which is open to the public and then performing there too. Hopefully anyone wandering through during the rehearsal will be tempted to return for the concert.
More details are available on the website and the enrolment form will be out in early July.
That’s it for this week. I hope some of you are tempted to come and play at Langdon Beck.
Sue

Posted by Sue Baker