Cobweb News 9.1.19

Dear all,

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a really lovely Christmas break, and are looking forward to lots of music making in 2019. Thanks to all of you who have given feedback about the online signup forms; it’s great to hear you’re enjoying them, and we’ll keep you posted with how it’s going.

In This Weeks Cobweb News
Haydn Symphonies Project – this Saturday!
Free Taster Session – Come and play with the Ludworth Group
200 Club Winners

Haydn Symphonies Project – Part 10

Saturday 12th January, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Haxby Memorial Hall, 16 The Village Haxby, York YO32 3HT.
Members £12.50
Non Members £17
(students pay half of the above prices)
Join Peter Wood in the latest instalment of the Haydn Symphonies Project. There’s a fantastic number of you signed up, but we would be grateful for any other woodwind or horn players to join! It’s not too late to sign up. Please read the information from Peter below:We are taking the 10th session of the Haydn Symphonies project to the Haxby Memorial Hall in York on Saturday 12th January 2019  (11.00 – 16.00) with a shared lunch (please see the Cobweb guidelines on shared lunches here).  We have now looked at 50 symphonies and the symphonies we will be looking at in York, all written between 1772 and 1774 will include the last of the  ‘Sturm und Drang’ (‘Storm and Stress’  symphonies), No. 45 (‘Farewell’), No. 46 and No. 51 together with symphonies No. 64 (tempora mutantus) and No. 57.  Haydn is now well established as the Musical Director at the Esterházy court. These symphonies are scored for strings, oboes and horns with bassoons supplementing the cellos and basses.  As usual flutes and clarinets are welcome to join us and oboe parts transposed for Bb clarinets will now be available. I look forward to seeing you all in York in the New Year.

To use our new online form trial to enrol for this performance, please click here
To continue with the usual method to enrol using the form, please download it here

Free taster session: Come and play with the Ludworth Group

Saturday 19 January 2019, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Ludworth Community Centre, North View, Ludworth, Durham. DH6 1NF.

The Cobweb Orchestra recently received a generous grant from the Durham Community Foundation to develop the Ludworth Group. We’d like to attract new players to the group by providing opportunities for anyone to come and join in, even if they are complete beginners.

Do you know anyone who has never tried a musical instrument before and would love to be given the chance? Would you like to have a go with a different instrument yourself? The Cobweb ‘instrument bank’ will be available, as well as the Cobweb timpani.

There will be four tutors to give you guidance on how to play the instruments, and how to follow music and a conductor. You will be in safe hands, as they are already quite accustomed to Cobwebs! Peter Gulbis from our Billingham Group will lead the string section, while Laura Reavley, our Morpeth Group leader, will be in the wind section. Clare Carr used to conduct the Billingham group and after kindly taking over the baton at Ludworth for a while last year, she is looking forward to returning to help the brass section. We are also pleased to welcome back our Cobweb guest conductor Mark Edwards, this time to keep the percussion section in order!

All Cobwebbers are invited. Perhaps there is something that you’ve always wanted to ask, or you may just want to join in and play your usual instrument. Please come and meet our friendly Ludworth players, who may not have been to any other Cobweb events yet. You can view the Ludworth Group page on our website to see what we have been up to already. We would love you to share this exciting project with us.

Ludworth is only 7 miles or so away from Durham. The event is free, with a bring-and-share lunch, plus coffee and tea for a small contribution. You can enrol for the event in advance online here, and download a flyer here.

If you can’t make it this time, there will be a second Saturday event on 11 May, and you’re still welcome to join us at Ludworth for our weekly sessions on a Tuesday evening 7 – 9 p.m.

Many of you will know me already as a Cobweb clarinet player, so please get in touch if there is anything you need to know.

Tracy Reed,
Ludworth Group Leader

Our project to develop The Cobweb Orchestra at Ludworth has been funded by the E.ON Butterwick Moor Wind Farm Community Benefits Fund, managed by County Durham Community Foundation.


200 Club Winners

S Orr £25
M Winter £13
H Burke £8

S Hoggett £25
S Baker £13
F Kay £8

As always, if you’re interested in joining the 200 club, you can find information here and the standing order form  here

That’s all for this week, there’s still other events to get involved with – more information will be reminded/sent next week.

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
Best wishes,
Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator

Posted by Tracy Reed