Cobweb News 6.2.19

Dear all,

We held an amazing concert for the Brundibar Festival at the end of January. Thank you to all of you who took part. We raised over £600 for the festival. A big thanks to all who helped to organise, but especially to Sasha, Juliet and our soloists. We had some lovely player and audience comments:

“The concert completely fulfilled my expectations. A magical occasion! I loved Sasha’s natural violin playing, and was totally in awe of the soloists.”
“A terrific achievement by all concerned.”

“The best concert I’ve ever heard in Newcastle.”
“Such a lovely concert to be part of. It was wonderful not just to listen, but also to watch.”

In this weeks Cobweb News
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert in York
The Big Play 2019
Tchaikovsky Violin Concert in Concert – Durham

Sedbergh Residential – last chance to sign up!

Cobweb Orchestra in Concert 
Saturday 16th February 2019
Acomb Methodist Church, Front Street, Acomb, York YO24 3BX
Rehearsal times: 1.30 – 5.30pm
Concert at 6.30pm

Join York conductor Patrick Burnett as we host a performance of amazing music in Acomb, York. This concert is open to all players form any group so please do sign up using the links below so we know you’re intending on coming.

Mozart: Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Dvorak: Slavonic Dance, No. 8
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Player fees: Play What You Think Its Worth
Entry for audience:  FREE, no tickets required, retiring collection
Food arrangements:  Bring own refreshments as required. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided.
Dress code: Cobwebs usual concert dress (black bottoms, white tops with colourful waistcoat, tie or scarf)
Parking:  Limited parking available at the venue, so please car share if possible. Priority parking can be requested by those with larger instruments or mobility issues, and to others on a first come first served basis. There is plenty of public parking relatively close-by.

The poster for this event is here – please do distribute to anyone you feel might be interested.
To sign up using the new online system please click here
To sign up using the old paper form please download it here

Big Play 2019 
Dipton Jubilee Centre, Front Street, Dipton, Co. Durham, DH9 9DR
Pay What You Think It’s Worth

Join us for our annual Big Play, a chance for all groups to come together and share repertoire on a common theme. This year’s fantastic programme is filling out nicely with all sorts of imaginative interpretations of the theme “Cities”, including
Prague, Vienna, Oxford, New York, Paris, Naples, Plymouth, Seville, Kiev, Rio. The pieces might not be always the most obvious…

It’s a Pay What You Think It’s Worth event, so no advance payments, just bring along your pennies (and notes!).
All music will be provided on the day, but please bring a music stand
We’ll be enjoying a shared lunch, please feel free to contribute, adhering to the guidelines set out here:

It’s really important you let us know you’re coming so we have enough music for you all.
If you’d like to enrol using the new online sign up system please click here
If you’d like to enrol using the paper form, please download one here

Tchaikovsky Violin Concert in Concert
Sunday 24th March
St. Cuthbert’s Chapel, Ushaw College, Durham

We’re sure that everyone who took part in the study day on Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto with Fenella Humphreys earlier this year will want to be part of the orchestra to perform it in front of an audience, and will tell everyone they know to be there too!

Rehearsal 10 am – 1 pm
Performance 2-3 pm (no interval)

Food: Bring your own.
Dress: Standard Cobweb Concert Dress: black bottoms, white top, waistcoat and/or neckwear
Parts: Available on the day, but also can be downloaded from Petrucci here
Accompanying repertoire be played by Cobweb Baroque Group, which will mean that the whole rehearsal period can be devoted to Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

£17 Members
£20 Non Members
Students in full time education pay half the above prices

Payment can be made by cheque to the address below:
5 Valeside, Throckley, Newcastle upon Tyne
or by BACs A/c: 65560297 Sort Code: 08-92-99 Payee ref: USHAW/your surname

A note to wind and brass players: Please don’t assume that there will be multiple players of your instrument signed up. If you want to play in the concert, just enrol. If there really are too many players for the space available, places will be filled on a “first come” basis.

If you’d like to enrol using the new online sign up system please click here
If you’d like to enrol using the paper form, please download one here

Sedbergh Residential – last chance to sign up!
This is a reminder that the deadline for bookings for this year is Friday 8 February. In particular if you wish to attend as a resident please get your booking in asap as there have already been a number of bookings for players who are new to Sedbergh. We were fully booked last year. See below for a reminder about how to book. Please get in touch with me if you have any queries. 

All the information you need is on the Information and Deposit Form which you can access by clicking below

Sedbergh 2019 Information and Deposit Form Word doc

BOOKING . . . If you would like to be part of the 2019 Sedbergh Residential please complete the booking form and return with a non-refundable £30ppdeposit (payable residents only) by FRIDAY 8 FEBRUARY.

If you would like to have more information about the Sedbergh Residential please do get in touch by email:

or by telephone: 07905684537

That’s all this week, I look forward to receiving your enrolments for all these fantastic events!

Best wishes,
Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Tracy Reed