Cobweb News 25 – 2013

Dear All,
We’ve had two very different but equally successful events since the last Cobweb News. 29th June saw us at Langdon Beck for our final prom concert. We had a great rehearsal followed by a super performance in our marquee, with a stunning view. Last weekend 28 of us gathered at Blackton Grange, an idyllic converted farmhouse in Teesdale, for the Chamber Orchestra Residential. We played fantastic music morning, noon and night, ate well, drank well, slept little and basically had a ball.
Coming up . . .
Monday 15th July – Teesside Group “Not a Concert”
St Aidans Church, Billingham
Rehearsal: 7.30 – 8.00pm, Informal Performance: 8.00 – 8.45pm

Clare, our wonderful conductor of the Teesside Cobweb Orchestra would like to invite additional players to join the group for their end of term “Not a Concert”, particularly cello’s, violins and flutes but all instruments are welcome. Normal rehearsal fees apply. No concert dress, just comfortable clothing. There will be refreshments after the performance. Free entry for the audience.
If you are able to spare a couple of hours on Monday to support the Teesside group please email Clare so that she knows who to expect and can make sure there are enough parts for everyone.
Saturday 3rd August – West Side Story at the Sage Gateshead (Northern Rock Foundation Hall)
Rehearsal 1.30pm – 5.30pm
Informal Performance – 6.00 – 7.00pm

Don’t forget to let me know that you intend coming to this study day with Jonathan Brigg (conductor of our York Cobweb Orchestra).
For more details please see the event webpage
Saturday 10th August – The Cobweb Orchestra in Concert
Brinkburn Priory, Morpeth, NE65 8AR
Rehearsal: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Concert: 2.00 – 4.00pm

Do come and join us for this event, which is part of Brinkburn Summer Music. We will be rehearsing and performing in the beautiful 12th century church of the Augustinian priory of Brinkburn. The programme will contain a variety of music, especially suited to this venue, such as Corelli, Dowland, Faure, Elgar and Handel.
For more details please see the event webpage
Coming up in the autumn . . . please put these dates in your diary.
Saturday 14th September – The Cobweb Orchestra AGM, 2.00 – 6.00pm
Dipton Community Centre, DH9 9DR

Don’t panic, we are not having a 4 hour AGM! As usual this important meeting will be a social occasion and include music and food. We are going to be playing the fantastic Brahms 3rd Symphony, and having a shared tea. In the middle we’ll have our AGM. The AGM is an annual meeting about your orchestra and is the opportunity for you to be involved in decisions made. Please don’t forget to be there.
For more details please see the event webpage
Saturday 28th September – A Cobweb Orchestra Concert
Trinity Church, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 8RN
Rehearsal: 2.00 – 6.00pm
Concert: 7.30pm

It’s a long time since we’ve performed at Trinity Church. The programme will consist of a number of solo plus orchestra items and a symphony. The enrolment form will be available very soon.
For more details please see the event webpage
Finally . . .
There are 2 concerts featuring Cobweb Ensembles coming up at the end of this week, which you may like to attend.
Friday 12th July – 7.00pm
St Giles Church, Durham
Tickets – £5.00

The Baroque Group invites you to come and listen to some beautiful Baroque music.
The programme is:
Torelli Christmas Concerto
Vivaldi Op.3 No.2 in g minor
Telemann Don Quixote Suite
Telemann Viola Concerto
Corelli Op.6 No. 4 in D major
Vivaldi Violin Concerto Op. 4 No. 3

Saturday 13th July – 2.00-4.00pm
Brinkburn Priory, Morpeth, Northumberland

The Cabaret Ensemble is performing in Brinkburn Priory, along with guest soloist, Susan Robertson. The programme will include music from opera’s, West Side Story, the Beatles and much more. We’d love to see you there.
That’s all for now.

Posted by Sue Baker