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:

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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).

Live Rehearsal Event @ Dipton Jubilee Centre
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

To enrol, please click here.

We are delighted to be able to host our first live event on Sunday 23 May, 2-6pm in Dipton. On the basis of a full risk assessment, 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. We’ll be looking at the following:

Rossini Overture to “The Thieving Magpie”

Schubert Symphony no 9 in C Major “The Great”

Brahms arr. Dvorak Hungarian Dances nos. 17-21

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: “DIPTON/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 

To enrol, please click here.

If you can’t make the date/location but would like to return to live events, please complete this form here

TRIPLE FFF: The Music of Farrenc, Franck, and Fauré @ Zoom
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
TRIPLE FFF: The Music of Farrenc, Franck, and Fauré

A discussion with Joe Davies

Back by popular demand, Joe is bringing an exciting and intriguing discussion on French music on the 27th May. 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?

To enrol for this event, please click here

‘Make Music Day’ Concert Party @ Zoom
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every year, music societies around the world celebrate Make Music Day on 21st June.

In 2021, if everything goes to plan, that is the day when all Covid restrictions in England will be lifted and groups of people will be able to play music together again.

This will be a significant date for musicians, so we’re planning a Virtual Concert Party to celebrate.

As usual, everyone will welcome to play, sing, recite, demonstrate, make jokes, etc. but the big difference is that some of you might be able to meet up and play live, sharing your performance with the audience via Zoom.

Log the date now, as your diaries might well start filling up quickly with delayed and postponed events.