Cobweb News 5 – 4.2.2014

Dear All,
We had an extremely successful and enjoyable Skills Workshop on sight-reading on Saturday. There was a fantastic turnout with players in all sections of the orchestra. We managed to play an enormous amount of music and there was noticeable progress as the day went on. Well done to every one who came and to Andy Jackson for leading such an exhilarating workshop.
Coming up . . .
Saturday 8th February – Study Day on Bach’s 4th Orchestral Suite, conductor Anthony Sargent

1.30 – 7.00pm
Northern Rock Foundation Hall, Sage Gateshead
We’ve a super orchestra forming for this event but there is still space for plenty more players. More information about this day and how to book a place is available on the website.
Saturday 15th February – The Cobweb Orchestra in Concert, conductor Andy Jackson
Rehearsal: 2.00 – 6.00pm
Concert: 7.00pm
St. Oswald’s Church, Ravenstonedale
A great little orchestra is coming together to perform in one of our favourite and most successful venues. It would be lovely to have 3 or 4 more violins and another trumpet. Let me know if you can come and play. The enrolment form is available on the website.
Saturday 1st March – Study Day: Brahms 2nd Symphony, conductor Chris Griffiths
11.00am – 4.00pm
Steiner School, York
Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a day playing the wonderful 2nd Symphony of Brahms under the expert guidance of Chris Griffiths. There is still space in the orchestra so please do send in your enrolment form which can be downloaded from the website.
Sunday 9th March – Study Day: Schuberts 5th Symphony, conductor Andy Jackson
2.00 – 6.00pm
Storey Park Community Centre, Morpeth
There aren’t many better ways to spend a Sunday afternoon than playing the glorious 5th Symphony of Schubert. Although not written for the full orchestra we have parts for everyone and this work really is accessible to most players.
The enrolment form is available on the website.
Looking ahead to April and beyond . . .
We have some great events coming up including the Sedbergh Residential.
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th April – Sedbergh Residential
There is still room for more players at our fantastic residential. Please see the event webpage for more information.
Monday 21st April -The BIG PLAY
This is the event of the year when all groups come together at Middlesbrough Town Hall for a brilliant day of music making.
Saturday 26th April – Sibelius Study Day at the Sage Gateshead, conductor Robin Osterley
If you love Sibelius then this is definitely a day for you.
Saturday 10th May – Study Day: Shostakovich Symphony No. 10, conductor Richard Howarth
Put this date in your diary – We’ll need a big orchestra to tackle this fabulous work.
More information will be available for all these events soon.
That’s all for this week.

Posted by Sue Baker