Cobweb News 45 – 2013

Dear All,
I hope you’ve all had a great Christmas despite the weather. This is the final Cobweb News for this year and looking back over the last 12 months, what a year it has been. As well as our 8 orchestras meeting weekly during term time, we’ve had events (sometimes one, sometimes two) on 41 out of 52 weekends! The highlights are too numerous to mention, as each event has been a success in so many different ways.
So it’s goodbye to a busy 2013, but 2014 looks as though it might be just as packed with all sorts of fun events for you to enjoy. And we have a new foreign residential to look forward to – Alora, Spain (20th – 27th July).
2014 gets off to a fabulous start with a “Month of Symphonies.” If you don’t know what to do with yourself during January, when all the festivities are a distant memory, then now’s the time to think about getting that instrument out and coming and playing 1, 2, 3 or even 4 symphonies. Each weekend we have a super symphony . . .
Sunday 5th January – Mahler Symphony No. 1 – Greg Pullen
2.00 – 6.00pm, St Paul’s Community Centre, Spennymoor
Sunday 12th January – Dvorak Symphony No. 9 – Jeremy Harbottle
2.00 – 6.00pm, Northallerton Methodist Church Hall, Northallerton
Saturday 18th January – Elgar Symphony No. 1 – Jonathan Bloxham
11.00am – 4.00pm, Heaton Community Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
Saturday 25th January – Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2 – Peter Wood
11.00am – 4.30pm, Christ Church, Cockermouth.
Each event is open to anyone and everyone and we hope to see lots of you there, especially as all of these symphonies were written for a large orchestra. The enrolment form for the Month of Symphonies is attached and can also be downloaded from the website
Don’t forget the special offer – enrol for 3 symphonies and get the 3rd for half price, enrol for all 4 symphonies and get the 3rd for half price and the 4th free . . . what a New Year bargain.
Finally, our latest Cobweb Newsletter is available for download. Once again Joan Murray has done an amazing job editing the newsletter and it makes for a very good read. Several of the articles invite responses from players; please do take this opportunity to let us know what you think. Remember this is your organisation and it’s through your input that we can continue to develop. Enjoy.
May I wish you all a happy and prosperous 2014 with lots of splendid music making.

Posted by Sue Baker