Cobwebs News 3 – 2013

Dear All,
A big thank you to all the amazing players who braved the wintery weather and made it to Darlington for our 2nd study day on Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. It was a fantastic day with lots of great musical moments. Thanks also to everyone who helped by making soup, setting up the orchestra, serving lunch, carrying instruments, clearing up etc.
Our 3rd study day is at Haxby Memorial Hall, York on Saturday 16th February 2013. For those of you who haven’t experienced playing this wonderful work, don’t miss out. And for those who have already been to 1 or 2 study days please do come to the 3rd and 4th.
The Sage Gateshead Study Day – Kurt Weill, 2nd Symphony
Saturday 2nd February 2013, 10am – 7pm

Another great opportunity to study a modern piece under the baton of Anthony Sargeant. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Anthony for a number of years now and we always have a super day.
If you would like to enrol for this event it must be done through The Sage Gateshad . . .
In person at The Sage Gateshead
By phone on 0191 443 4661
Online at
Don’t forget that if you are a member of The Cobweb Orchestra you get a discount on the advertised ticket price of £26.80. The best way to get your ticket is in person – members can then be sure of getting their discount and there are no extra admin charges.
Please do let me know if you have booked your place, or intend coming and will get your ticket on the day. We can only ensure that there are enough parts if you let me know that you are attending this study day. Email
Events and the winter weather
It is The Cobweb Orchestra policy not to cancel an event except under extreme circumstances, as we are never entirely sure of who will turn up on the day without having enrolled beforehand.
If we do have to cancel an event, players who have enrolled and had put their phone number on the form will be notified by telephone. Phoning people we have numbers for is the policy for EVENTS, but weekly groups may have their own systems for coping with extreme weather. If in doubt, check with your leader or group secretary. There will also be notification on the events page on the website if a cancellation occurs.
Please do phone and leave a message, or text, the Cobweb Mobile 0788 0346145 if you can’t make it to an event. If you email the chances are I won’t get it as I have to leave home very early for most events. Knowing that you can’t make it saves us worrying about you!!
Enjoy the snow. I hope it doesn’t stop you attending any rehearsals or events.

Posted by Sue Baker