Cobweb News

We had a small but perfectly formed Book Club on Thursday night, with some exciting discoveries. Please consider joining us for the next one, which will incorporate time for you to socialise with one another at the end in ‘breakout’ rooms! There’s lots to get involved with in the next few weeks, so please do read all this to find out more.
In this weeks Cobweb News
Cobweb Virtual Orchestra 3
Cobweb Orchestra Musical Book Club
Cobweb Virtual Concert Party 
GPO (Guinea Pig Orchestra)
Cobweb Virtual Orchestra 3
A few weeks ago we asked if anyone wanted to take over from Jim Dunleavy, who had produced the first two Cobweb Virtual Orchestra performances and artist/horn player Steve Messam has offered his services.A message from Steve:
Hi, I’m Steve Messam and for those that I haven’t met, I play French Horn wherever I can. I really enjoyed taking part in the first Virtual Cobweb Orchestra and I’ve since done a few ‘ensemble’ videos of my own. There’s still nothing better than playing music with a bunch of musicians, but in the meantime it’s still nice to play your part in these big group efforts and share that effort with a potentially worldwide audience.So we’re now taking enrolments for a 5 minute orchestral arrangement of Allegri’s Miserere.

It is intended to be very different from the previous lighthearted performances. Your contribution will, however, be the same as before; recording a video of yourself playing your part (following a click track and a film of Andy Jackson conducting), then sending it to Steve for editing as soon as possible.

It would be good to have a really full string orchestra for this recording, so please offer your services if you are interested, regardless of whether you took part in the previous performances or not. We need a wind and brass section too, and places will be allocated on a strictly “first come” basis, so please enrol soon by clicking the link here

Cobweb Orchestra Musical Book Club
Thursday 23rd July, 6pm
Members £4, Non Members £5
We are continuing to welcome any Cobweb player to join the Musical Book Club, even if you haven’t already been part of it. This week’s Book Club will see us explore one of our favourites: The last movement of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony. The parts and score all match in the Brietkopf and Hartel 1863 edition, so we’ll use that available on imslp and no marking up should be required.
We are also delighted to have a few volunteers that will showcase particular examples throughout the discussion.
We will meet on Zoom, which works on all computers, tablets and smart phones. You don’t need to have any special programmes or apps on your device to make it work, you just follow a link which will be sent to you from Lorna the day before the meeting.
For this week’s Book Club, we will be inviting players to stay on the Zoom call longer to join a ‘breakout room’ to allow a chance for members to catch up with one another. Please let me know in advance if there’s particular people you’d like to catch up with and I’ll match you together! Andy is likely to use this feature throughout the session to link up similar instruments or passages of music.

Cobweb Virtual Concert Party
Saturday 1st August, 7pm

After such an overwhelmingly successful concert last weekend, we have decided to run another concert on Saturday 1st August. We already have a few participants who would like to perform but we have spaces for one or two more performers.
If you’re interested, please sign up using the enrolment form here.

As ever, we’d love to see as many of you as possible there as audience members. Your support last time was fantastic, and I think we can do even better! Please use the enrolment form here to select ‘audience’ and you’ll receive an invite to a Zoom meeting the day before the concert.

More details to follow once the line-up is finalised!

 GPO (Guinea Pig Orchestra)

A note from Andy:
“Thanks for your wonderful response to the idea of resurrecting the Guinea Pig Orchestra to try out venues and procedures when we are allowed to play together.
Please keep enrolling for this by clicking here. We have no idea when the experiment might be mounted, but open air performances began last weekend, so the day might not be far off when we can again be an orchestra of some sort.

Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Tracy Reed