Cobweb News

It was really very lovely to see people again last Sunday. We enjoyed a fantastic afternoon remembering how to play our instruments and everyone did great. Because the event was such a success, we are now planning several more in-person events in the not too far future – More information below. Before that, we have a really wonderful event with Joe Davies tomorrow – don’t miss it –  sign up before 5pm!

In this week’s Cobweb News:
TRIPLE FFF: The Music of Farrenc, Franck, and Fauré – A discussion with Joe Davies – 27th May
Live Event at St. Paul’s Centre, Spennymoor – 26th June

TRIPLE FFF: The Music of Farrenc, Franck, and Fauré
A discussion with Joe Davies

Thursday 27th May, 7pm
On Zoom, £8/10

Back by popular demand, Joe is bringing an exciting and intriguing discussion on French music tomorrow!

This is what Joe says:

A triple French spectacular as we listen to the glorious music of Louise Farrenc (1804-1875), César Franck (1822-1890), and Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924). Why are French composers such good orchestrators? Why does French music go so quickly in and out of fashion? And what makes French music sound so… French?

**It turns out, you will want your instrument for the session! **
We’ll have the opportunity to play along with the Pavane by Faure. You can download your part from IMSLP – its very easy to find – only result under the ‘parts’ tab:,_Op.50_(Faur%C3%A9,_Gabriel)

To enrol, please click here.

Live Event

Saturday 26th June, 11-4pm
St. Paul’s Centre, Spennymoor, DL16 7LR
We are delighted to be able to announce the next live event will be on Saturday 26 June, 11-4pm in Spennymoor. Despite any changes that may be announced to restrictions, we are continuing to work on the basis of a full risk assessment and very strict procedures will be in place to ensure that the event is safe. Participants must commit to reading and adhering to a checklist of rules that will be provided in advance.We know you will understand that we need to run this at a limited capacity, and we will be looking for a balanced orchestra – so please sign up early. Once we know the event is viable, you will be emailed to confirm that you either have or do not have a place at the event. Please therefore only transfer payment once you have had a place confirmed.

In order to attend, you’ll need to download and print your own parts. More instructions on how to do that will be sent after you have been confirmed as having a place. The repertoire that we will be playing will be decided once we know who is coming along.

Remember to bring your own refreshments, as there will be no sharing facilities.

£12/15 (members/non-members)

Attending the event costs £12 (members) or £15 (non-members) and you can make a BACS payment using the following details: A/C: 65560297 Sort Code: 08-92-99 Reference: “SPENNY/your surname”.

If you need to send a cheque, please do send this addressed to ‘The Cobweb Orchestra’ to 5 Valeside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 9LA

Please do not bring cash on the day if at all possible.

To find out more about the safety guidelines and procedures, you can find the Risk Assessment here, the participants checklist here and the trustees return to Live Music document here 

A huge thank you to Dermot who is now looking after the Cobweb timps – very much appreciated it, and thanks to all who helped move them this weekend.

Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Posted by Lorna Wright