Cobweb News 25.05.18

Firstly, thank you all so much for your cooperation in the GDPR new list forming process. I haven’t replied to your emails (as there were around 250 of you) but I’m delighted so many of you have chosen to stay with us, and if you recieve this, you’ve done the right thing! I’m sure there will be people who missed out, so please forward this, and ask them to sign up at this link:

It sounds like it was another fantastic event on Sunday with Tanya Anisimova on the Schumann Cello Concerto. Richard Best described it ‘Words fail me to describe her virtuosity. An outstanding musical experience,’ and Andy saying that he thinks ‘the final run-through was one of the best from-scratch workshop performances we’ve ever done.’ – So well done to all of you who went along. For those of you that are interested, she is doing a concert in London with our other friend Daniel Grimwood.
St James Piccadilly 7.30pm
Sat 26th May
Full details and tickets here:

Finally, a quick reminder that the Dipton group will not be meeting for the next two weeks. Their next meeting will be 7th June.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
Guinea Pig Orchestra – Conductors Day
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony “Pathetique”

Guinea Pig Orchestra – Conductors Day
Sunday 3rd June, 11-4pm
Shadforth Village Hall, South Side, Durham DH6 1LL

Pay What You Think its Worth

Join Andy Jackson and the latest batch of budding conductors and become a part of the Guinea Pig Orchestra, allowing yourself to be tried and tested on!

Our 5 brave conductors need a supportive orchestra to practice with so please do come along for a really relaxed play through of pieces from the Cobweb Library. Repertoire to include: Elgar – Wand of Youth (March) and Kirby – Sunrise from Northumbrian Sketchbook, Mendelssonhn – Hebrides, Verdi – Overture to Nabucco and Holst – 1st Suite in Eb.

We’ll enjoy a shared lunch on this day too, so please feel free to contribute.This event will be a Pay What you Think It’s Worth event, so bring along your loose change/notes and pay at the end based on how much you enjoyed the day.

Don’t forget a music stand, and please do reply to this email to let me know you’re coming along!

Cobweb Orchestra in Concert Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony “Pathetique” conducted by Andy Jackson
Saturday 16th June, Rehearsal 11 am – 4 pm. Presentation 5 pm.
Acomb Methodist Church, 40A Front St, York, YO24 3BX

Cost for players: Members £12.50, Non-members £17 

Following a successful study day last December and some extensive work on this fabulous composition at our recent Sedbergh Residential weekend, we have decided to go public with it and present a concert performance in York. The concert will be on Saturday 16th June, with Rehearsal 11 am – 4 pm. Presentation 5 pm.

Cost to audience – Free. (There will be a bucket collection, and you will be invited to pay what you think it’s worth)

It’s really important we get a good sized orchestra to perform this amazing work, so please do sign up quickly so we know you’re coming! The enrolment form can be found here.

Parts are available to have a look at in advance here

That’s all this week! Phew! Have a great bank holiday weekend everyone.

Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra