Cobwebs 2009

Dear players
Firstly, Liz and I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year.
Next, we’d like to let your know some of the things that are happening over the next few weeks so that we can meet up and play some music together.
On Saturday 17th January, there’s a chance for everyone to join the Guinea Pig Orchestra. For those of you who have never taken part in this before, the GPO is a group who allow themselves to be experimented on by conductors, composers and arrangers. In particular, the GPO has been very important in developing the skills of people who belong to the Leaders’ Group, which is why they will be meeting at Witton Park Village Hall, Wear Valley (DL14 0DX) from 1.30 to 4.00pm. If you’d like to come early (12.30 onwards), there’s a shared lunch (bring a small contribution).
We need people of all levels of skill and experience for the GPO so that our leaders get an authentic experience of what it’s like working with the Cobweb Orchestra. GPO events are always completely free of charge and new players are always welcome.
Then there’s a rare opportunity to play Vaughan-Williams’s “London” symphony in Dalston Village Hall on Sunday 25th January (11am-4pm). It’s a study day – no performance – conducted by John Scott, who some of you will remember pulling together an exciting performance of Borodin’s “Polovtsian dances” in at Bishop Auckland Town Hall last Spring. An enrolment form is attached.
And, of course, all the regular groups start up within the next week or two with a few changes:
The Co. Durham group is moving to Consett, I will be at Middlesbrough every Monday in January, and Noel Bertram will be leading the Tebay group. (Attached is a note from Lesley which gives clear directions to the Consett Hall and car-park for anyone wanting to go to the Durham group.)
2009 is a Tuscany year and Andrew Forsyth has sent information about this year’s visit. You will find it attached to this letter.
Details of all the above, and more, are on the website
Whichever bits of the Cobwebs programme you decide to join in, I hope to see you soon.
Best wishes

Posted by Andy Jackson