Cobweb News 40 – 2013

Dear All
We had a rather special event on Sunday at Wylam. Alice Jones, our cello soloist for the forthcoming concert at the Sage Gateshead, came up from London and spent the afternoon working on Dvorak’s Cello Concerto with us. It was a great study day and we had a super large orchestra. I’m sure all the hard work will have been well worth it when it comes to the concert. It was a delight to listen to Alice and I know I missed a couple of entries as I was so captivated by her playing.
It would be lovely if we can entice lots of people to come and listen to the concert with Alice, on Sunday 17th November, 7.15pm, Hall 2, Sage Gateshead. Attached is a flier for the concert; please download, print and share with all your family and friends.
Sage Poster
Coming up . . .
Saturday 9th November – Sibelius 2 study day with Jonathan Brigg
1.30pm – 6.00pm (I put the wrong finishing time last week, sorry)
Haxby Memorial Hall, York

Since my reminder last week, the orchestra for this study day has expanded dramatically but there is still lots more room for more players. We would be delighted to see more violinists, cellists and double basses, another bassoon, a couple more trumpets a trombone and . . . a tuba, now that really would be the icing on the cake . . .
More information and an enrolment form are available on the website
Sunday 10th November – The Launch of the Book and Cabaret CD
2.00 – 4.00pm
The Old Church, Sacriston

Don’t forget this event that will see the launch of the book “The Cobweb Orchestra: A Wonderful Obsession“ written by Ruth Tanner to celebrate The Cobweb Orchestra’s 18th birthday, and The Cobweb Cabaret Ensemble’s CD “Footloose and Puffin’”.
Come and listen to the CD, purchase a signed copy of the book and CD, drink tea and coffee with homemade cakes and scones and have a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours with friends.
If you are intending to come to the launch please could you send me an email so that we can give the café a rough idea of how many to cater for.
If you are unable to attend the launch, an order form for purchasing the book and CD is attached.
CD and Book order form
A note from Andy J. about the proposed 2014 visit to Alora, Spain.
People are beginning to ask about next year’s trip to foreign parts.
Well, Barbara and Graham (flute, bass, Teesside group) have been researching this possibility for months, and we’re now at the point where we need to have an idea of the likely numbers involved.
So, here are some basic details:
When: Sunday 20th – Sunday 27th July 2014
What: A week of rehearsals and collaboration with local musicians ending with two concerts.
How much: Prices for B&B + all musical activities (but not other meals or transport costs) will start at approximately £300 (more for single occupancy)
Yes, I’m interested. What do I do next?
A booking form will be ready shortly, but in the meantime, in order for us to secure appropriate accommodation, if you think that you’ll be going on the jaunt, please drop a line to our maestro of foreign affairs Andrew Forsyth (
That’s it for this week. I’m looking forward to seeing lots of you on Saturday at Haxby.

Posted by Sue Baker