Events Diary

Please click on ‘categories’ below if you wish to search for events that are specifically participation, performance, or residential.

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.

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

Jan
19
Sat
Free Taster Session – Come and Play with the Ludworth Group (Beginners) @ Ludworth Community Centre
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come and Play with the Ludworth Group – Free Taster Session

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 also 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 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. (Our food hygiene guidelines can be found here).

You can enrol for the event in advance online here, and download the flyer here.

Please contact Tracy Reed (Ludworth Group Leader) if there is anything you need to know:

tracy.reed@cobweborchestra.org.uk

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.

Jan
26
Sat
Cobweb Orchestra Brundibar Festival Fundraiser Concert @ United Reformed Church, Jesmond
Jan 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Another chance to play Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with our wonderful soloists Jo Montgomery (violin) and Chrissie Slater (viola). RNS’s Sasha Raikhlina will lead and Andy Jackson will conduct.
This is a charity event with all proceeds going to the Brundibar Arts Festival. There is no enrolment fee, but we hope players will contribute in their usual generous fashion.
 
Saturday 26th January 2019 
United Reformed Church, Jesmond 
Burdon Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3AE
 
Rehearsal. 9.30 am -1.00 pm
Concert. 1.30 – 2.30 pm
Programme:
Mozart Overture to “Il Seraglio”
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra 
Schulhoff (arr. Jackson) Czech Dance, Tango and Tarantella from “Five pieces for string quartet”
Dvorak “Furiant” from Czech Suite
Music: Parts will be provided on the day, but can also be downloaded and printed off in advance. Links will be sent a couple of weeks before the event.
Food: Please bring your own.
Dress: Concert dress.
Cost: This is a “Pay What you Think It’s Worth” event. All proceeds to go to the Brundibar Festival.
Audience: Entrance is FREE with a retiring collection. Please tell everyone you know to be there.
To enrol using our new online trial. please click here
To download a poster to help advertise the concert, please click here
Feb
16
Sat
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert @ York
Feb 16 all-day

Join us in a concert conducted by York Group Leader Patrick Burnett.

 

More info to follow

Mar
2
Sat
Cobweb Orchestra Big Play @ Dipton Community Centre
Mar 2 all-day

Join us for our annual Big Play; A full day of playing when each of the weekly groups bring something to share with everyone else. This year’s theme is “Cities”.

 

More info to follow.

Mar
24
Sun
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert @ Ushaw College
Mar 24 all-day

I’m sure that everyone who took part in the study day on Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto with Fenella Humphreys earlier this year will want to be part of the orchestra to perform it in front of an audience, and will tell everyone they know to be there too!

More info to follow

Apr
5
Fri
Spring Residential @ Sedbergh School
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm

A highlight of the Cobweb year! This is your opportunity to have a go at a big work; in the past, we have played Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony, Smetana’s ‘Ma Vlast’, and Tchaikovsky’s sixth symphony. On the Saturday evening we enjoy Andy’s cocktails, and there is an obligatory concert party. The Sunday Morning Supplement looks at the lighter side of music; last year it included ‘The Toy Symphony’ with kazoos!

Please click below for further information and a deposit form:

Sedbergh 2019 Information and Deposit Form PDF

Sedbergh 2019 Information and Deposit Form Word doc

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May
11
Sat
Improver’s Day @ Ludworth Community Centre
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

A second chance to come and play at Ludworth. We’d like to attract new players to the group by providing opportunities for anyone to come and join in, even if they are beginners.

Please contact Tracy Reed (Ludworth Group Leader) if there is anything you need to know:

tracy.reed@cobweborchestra.org.uk

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.

More info to follow.

Jul
13
Sat
Ludworth Cobwebs (and friends) @ St. Cuthbert's Church, Shadforth
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The new Ludworth group will be joined by more Cobweb friends for their very first concert performance. There will be a rehearsal from 2-6 p.m. (tbc) followed by the concert starting at 7.30 p.m.

There will be some Saturday ‘taster sessions’ for new players on 19 January and 11 May, in addition to the weekly meetings. Keep checking the Ludworth Group page for more information.

Please contact Tracy Reed (Ludworth Group Leader) if there is anything you need to know:

tracy.reed@cobweborchestra.org.uk

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.