Cobweb News

It’s getting exciting planning our anniversary weekend, despite the fact we can’t play big events in person we hope you’ll get involved. I hope you enjoyed reading the Silver Trumpet. If you missed it, you can read it here.
We are particularly looking forward to experiment with those who signed up for the Guinea Pig Orchestra tomorrow in a first rehearsal (of sorts) back.
Don’t forget that the deadline for the next Cobweb Virtual Orchestra event is the end of this month so enrol HERE if you want to be involved. There’s two fantastic events next week we’d also love you to get involved with…

In this weeks Cobweb News:
Cobweb Orchestra Musical Book Club
Virtual Concert Party
Update on the Free Music Catalogue

Cobweb Orchestra Musical Book Club
Thursday 3rd September, 6pm
Members £4, Non-Members £5

This week’s book club sees us explore Bizet’s Symphony in C – First movement. We’re going to try to play along to a recording – to ourselves when we recorded it in 2011! This, as you know, will be the first time we’re trying this so bear with us – it might take a bit of technical support to get it to work, but we’re developing this all the time!
The link below will take you to where you need to download your part / score, but do get in touch if you need a hand.
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.
We will continue to invite 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.

Virtual Concert Party
Saturday 5th September, 7pm

FREE to attend

After such a brilliantly successful concert last month, we have decided to run another concert on Saturday 5th September at 7pm.

The line up of performers includes some duets of people living in the same household – so don’t miss it!

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.

If anyone has any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If you are enjoying participating in Cobweb Orchestra activity and would like us to keep providing opportunities to get involved while current lockdown restrictions apply, you might like to support the orchestra by making a donation (which can be gift aided if applicable). To do so, simply make a BACS payment using the following details: A/c: 65560297    Sort Code: 08-92-99    Reference: “PARTY3/your surname”.
If required, please send a cheque addressed to The Cobweb Orchestra to 5 Valeside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 9LA.

Update on the Free Music Catalogue: A message from Barbara and Graham

Mini scores for quartets, quintets, sextets, octets and a dectet available. During the lockdown 178 items have been distributed to musicians all over the country – not just Cobweb members. If you are interested in viewing the catalogue please contact me:

I will then send you all relevant details to create an account and password to browse the catalogue and decide if you want anything.
All items are free, but at the moment the easiest way of distributing items has been by post, which means we have to ask for post and packing costs. To keep a record of the project we ask all participants to take a photo of themselves holding one piece music. Assuming you will be delighted with what you receive,
you can if you wish make a donation to Cobweb or a charity suggested by the library the music has come from.
Barbara Griffin and Graham Jarritt

That’s all for now, have a great weekend and I hope to see many of you at the Book Club or Concert Party next week.
Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Tracy Reed