Cobweb News 4 – 28.01.14

Dear All,
Our Month of Symphonies came to a resounding conclusion with Rachmaninov’s 2nd Symphony at Cockermouth. Despite being late into the church we had a great day and Peter Wood made a marvellous job of keeping us in the right place. Well done to everyone who came – it was quite an achievement to get through such a difficult work so successfully.
A few events to look forward to . . .
Saturday 1st February – Skills Workshop: Sight-reading – with Andy Jackson

11.00am – 3.00pm
Eldon Community Centre, Bishop Auckland
We’ve a super orchestra formed for this workshop but there is still room for anyone else who would like to come and find out ways to improve sight-reading.
The enrolment form is available from the event webpage
Saturday 8th February – Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4 – with Anthony Sargent
1.30 – 7.00pm
Northern Rock Foundation Hall, Sage Gateshead
Our Composers & Arrangers have been working hard at arranging the Bach Orchestra Suite No. 4 for a typical Cobweb orchestra. There is still plenty of room for you to come and experience this arrangement under the guidance of Anthony Sargent, General Director of Sage Gateshead.
This event must be booked through Sage Gateshead. Please have a look at our website, which gives further details of how to book
Saturday 15th February – The Cobweb Orchestra in Concert – with Andy Jackson
Rehearsal: 2.00 – 6.00pm
Concert: 7.00pm
St Oswald’s Church, Ravenstonedale
St. Oswald’s Church is one of our favourite performance venues where we actually get a large audience and raise funds for the church and The Cobweb Orchestra. This concert features two soloists: Andrew Forsyth playing Mozart’s gorgeous Andante for Flute and Orchestra and Richard Best narrating Purcell’s dramatic Abdelazer Suite.
There is still room in most sections of the orchestra and it would be great to have a full orchestra for this rather special concert. If you are interested in playing please email me at to see whether there is space before you fill in the enrolment form which can be downloaded from the website
Saturday 1st March – Study Day: Brahms Symphony No.2 – with Chris Griffiths
11.00am – 4.00pm
Steiner School, York
Over the last 18 months we’ve had the pleasure of Chris Griffiths taking study days on all 4 of Schumann’s symphonies and now we’re delighted to say that Chris is going to do the same with the 4 Brahms symphonies. We need a fairly large orchestra to do justice to Brahms so please put this date in your diary and enrol as soon as possible.
The enrolment form is available to download from the website
York is surprisingly easy to get to by public transport and Sue and Jim Hogget (York group members) have provided detailed instructions of how to get to the Steiner School. Please do have a read.
Well that’s February and the beginning of March taken care of. I hope that many of you will enjoy the events that are on offer.

Posted by Sue Baker