Cobweb News

We had an inspiring discussion with Amy Yule on Monday night. Thank you to all of you who took part. Unfortunately, Saturday’s Virtual Concert event is being cancelled due to a lack of performers. Our next concert will be on Saturday 6th March, so please enrol ASAP if you’d like to perform so we can build a great programme.

In this week’s Cobweb News
Cobweb Musical Book Club
Live Recital with Alexandra
Cobweb Virtual Orchestra
2nd Brass Zoom Meeting

Cobweb Musical Book Club
Thursday 11th February, 7pm

For the next Musical Book Club, we’ll be revisiting Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, which we did at the first Bookclub before we worked out how to do it with the right mixture of playing and chatting and using vintage recording instead of Andy singing all the parts!

You can download your parts here: Academic Festival Overture, Op.80 (Brahms, Johannes) – IMSLP: Free Sheet Music PDF Download and we recommend using headphones for the best sound quality.

Live Recital with Alexandra Raikhlina
Thursday 25th February, 7pm

We are so delighted that Alexandra Raikhlina from Royal Northern Sinfonia will be performing Dvorak’s Romance with her accompanist Julia Kennard which you can either watch or play along with.

You can download your part here:,_Op.11_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k,_Anton%C3%ADn) and don’t forget your headphones for optimum sound quality.

The zoom link will be sent to you the evening before the event, but please enrol as soon as possible to ensure you are sent the link. To enrol, please click here
Cobweb Virtual Orchestra

CVO has completed 5 performances over the last 9 months, and the most recent one “Green Screen Orchestra” has received over 20,000 views on Facebook and some ecstatic feedback such as “Beautiful”, “Pure genius”, “Fabulous” and “Love the cyclist”.

Let’s see if we can continue to keep the critics happy with CVO6, which is being planned right now – more details next week so watch out for those and sign up straight away.

2nd Brass Zoom MeetingThe second brass meeting will take place on Friday 12th February, 4-5pm.  We’d love to see some new faces if anyone is interested.  Please email Sue, who will provide you with the meeting ID and password. For more information or to book on, you can contact Sue at

A date for your diary: Monday 1st March.

We’ll be having a great discussion led by Joe Davies called ‘Was Beethoven Irish?’ Watch out next week for the enrolment for this event.

Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Tracy Reed