Events Diary

Read below to find out how to join in our virtual Cobweb events

Don’t forget to read the news to find out more about everything  we’re getting up to!

If you have any queries or if you’d like any further information, please contact our events coordinator:
Lorna Wright: events@cobweborchestra.org.uk

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If you ever have space in your car and would be happy to share your journey to an event with another Cobwebber, The Cobwebs Car Sharing Link tells you which lifts are available and if any are needed.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that this form is not private, so any contact information you give here is visible to everyone. Alternatively, if you enrol in advance, the online enrolment form for each event allows you to ‘click’ to offer a lift.

Please click on ‘categories’ below if you wish to search for events that are specifically participation, performance, or residential. (Don’t worry if there isn’t an enrolment form yet, as they will be available nearer to the event).

Dec
3
Thu
Music Theory Group @ Zoom
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:10 am

A New Cobweb Group – Music Theory Group
Thursdays between 10.30 and 11.10 am
from the 12th November to 17th December

TO ENROL, CLICK HERE

Many thanks for all the interest expressed in the proposals put forward by the Playing at Home group in last week’s Cobweb News.

One idea that we can progress with immediately is the Music Theory Group as we already have a tutor in the person of trumpet/horn/guitar player Richard Stamp, who will guide the group through the intricacies of time signatures, key signatures, clefs, keys, major/minor, pitch, tension and release, chords, passing notes, inversions, enharmonics, modulations, transposition, expressions marks and finally… cadences.

This is what Richard says about the sessions. “The syllabus will be based on ABRSM Grade 5-ish. I would try to chair a discussion rather than be didactic but would attempt to keep to the the subject under discussion”

The group will meet on Zoom on Thursdays between 10.30 and 11.10 am from the 12th November to 17th December and Richard will send out invitations to those who enrol. If you would like to join the group, click here to register. Places will be reserved on a strictly “first come” basis, but if you responded to the notice last week’s Cobweb News, you’re already on the list and don’t need to re-register.

There will be no charge for the sessions, but, as ever, donations will be welcome to help keep Cobwebs afloat during these challenging times.
To make a donation, simply send a BACS transaction using the following details:
A/c: 65560297 Sort Code: 08-92-99 Reference: “THEORY/your surname”.

Cobweb Orchestra Musical Book Club @ Zoom
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm

Thurs 3 Dec 2020. 6-7pm

This week we’ll be looking at Rossini – Overture to William Tell.

There’s something for everyone in this “symphony in 4 parts” (Berlioz). The gorgeous slow introduction for the celli and basses, the magical flute and cor anglais duet, the thrilling trumpet and horn fanfare, and everyone gets involved in the storm scene and the finale, even the triangle.

 

Your parts can be found here:
https://imslp.org/wiki/Guillaume_Tell_(Rossini%2C_Gioacchino)

We’ll be using the Kalmus 1933 edition and playing along to an archive Toscanini recording from 1939.

We will meet on Zoom, which works on all computers, tablets and smart phones. You don’t need to have any special programmes or apps on your device to make it work, you just follow a link which will be sent to you from Lorna before the meeting.

We will be continuing to invite players to stay on the Zoom call longer to join a ‘breakout room’ to allow a chance for members to catch up with one another. Please let me know in advance if there’s particular people you’d like to catch up with and I’ll match you together! Andy is likely to use this feature throughout the session to link up similar instruments or passages of music.

Cost:
£4/5 (members/non-members)

To make payment, simply make a BACS transaction using the following details:
A/c: 65560297 Sort Code: 08-92-99 Reference: “BOOKDEC/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

Dec
10
Thu
Music Theory Group @ Zoom
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:10 am

A New Cobweb Group – Music Theory Group
Thursdays between 10.30 and 11.10 am
from the 12th November to 17th December

TO ENROL, CLICK HERE

Many thanks for all the interest expressed in the proposals put forward by the Playing at Home group in last week’s Cobweb News.

One idea that we can progress with immediately is the Music Theory Group as we already have a tutor in the person of trumpet/horn/guitar player Richard Stamp, who will guide the group through the intricacies of time signatures, key signatures, clefs, keys, major/minor, pitch, tension and release, chords, passing notes, inversions, enharmonics, modulations, transposition, expressions marks and finally… cadences.

This is what Richard says about the sessions. “The syllabus will be based on ABRSM Grade 5-ish. I would try to chair a discussion rather than be didactic but would attempt to keep to the the subject under discussion”

The group will meet on Zoom on Thursdays between 10.30 and 11.10 am from the 12th November to 17th December and Richard will send out invitations to those who enrol. If you would like to join the group, click here to register. Places will be reserved on a strictly “first come” basis, but if you responded to the notice last week’s Cobweb News, you’re already on the list and don’t need to re-register.

There will be no charge for the sessions, but, as ever, donations will be welcome to help keep Cobwebs afloat during these challenging times.
To make a donation, simply send a BACS transaction using the following details:
A/c: 65560297 Sort Code: 08-92-99 Reference: “THEORY/your surname”.

Dec
12
Sat
Cobweb Orchestra Virtual Concert Party @ Zoom
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

More information to follow.

Dec
17
Thu
Music Theory Group @ Zoom
Dec 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:10 am

A New Cobweb Group – Music Theory Group
Thursdays between 10.30 and 11.10 am
from the 12th November to 17th December

TO ENROL, CLICK HERE

Many thanks for all the interest expressed in the proposals put forward by the Playing at Home group in last week’s Cobweb News.

One idea that we can progress with immediately is the Music Theory Group as we already have a tutor in the person of trumpet/horn/guitar player Richard Stamp, who will guide the group through the intricacies of time signatures, key signatures, clefs, keys, major/minor, pitch, tension and release, chords, passing notes, inversions, enharmonics, modulations, transposition, expressions marks and finally… cadences.

This is what Richard says about the sessions. “The syllabus will be based on ABRSM Grade 5-ish. I would try to chair a discussion rather than be didactic but would attempt to keep to the the subject under discussion”

The group will meet on Zoom on Thursdays between 10.30 and 11.10 am from the 12th November to 17th December and Richard will send out invitations to those who enrol. If you would like to join the group, click here to register. Places will be reserved on a strictly “first come” basis, but if you responded to the notice last week’s Cobweb News, you’re already on the list and don’t need to re-register.

There will be no charge for the sessions, but, as ever, donations will be welcome to help keep Cobwebs afloat during these challenging times.
To make a donation, simply send a BACS transaction using the following details:
A/c: 65560297 Sort Code: 08-92-99 Reference: “THEORY/your surname”.

Live Recital with Fenella Humphreys @ Zoom
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Recital with Fenella Humphreys (violin) and Daniel Grimwood (piano) Bruch violin concerto no. 1 (in G minor – the famous one).

Listen or join in via Zoom (on mute).

Those of you who have heard or played with Fenella or Daniel before will need no encouragement to join them in playing Bruch’s gloriously romantic violin concerto. If you haven’t heard them before, here’s a chance to remedy that.

Fenella and Daniel will be joining us via Zoom from London and, as with previous events using this format, Cobweb players can either play along with the orchestral parts on mute, or listen to the performance.

Parts can be found at : https://imslp.org/wiki/Violin_Concerto_No.1,_Op.26_(Bruch,_Max)

Afterwards, you will have the chance to chat to the performers about the piece and hear their thoughts on it.

AND here is an idea for a pre-Christmas treat, a Musical Advent Calendar which Fenella and Daniel have produced

This is what they have to say about it:

“We’ve recorded one video for each day from 1st December through until Christmas Day. For just £25 (£1 per day) people will receive a link each day for the new video. The music we’ve recorded is everything from beautiful classical gems through to Christmas favourites. The videos will be available for people to enjoy as long as they’d like. If you’d like to buy it or have it sent to a friend, email me on fenella.website@gmail.com