Events Diary

Please click on an event below for further information and how to enrol. 

‘Categories’ will display 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).

If you have any queries, 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.

Aug
7
Sat
Summerhill Concert Party Picnic @ Summerhill Pavillion
Aug 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday 7th August
2-5pm

August kicks off on Sunday 7th with an Al Fresco Concert Party and Picnic at Summerhill Pavilion in Newcastle. The idea is similar to the Zoom Concert parties we ran throughout lockdown: anybody who would like to entertain others lets me know, and I put together a programme consisting of several short items (solos, duets, small ensembles, recitations, demonstrations, etc.). Of course, it will be unlike the Zoom events in that we will all be in the same space at the same time and will be able to socialise (in a responsible fashion) and eat our picnics on the bowling green.

Another difference from what we’ve been doing over the last year is that we’ll be able to play together. Once I know who intends coming along, I’ll find some music that should work and we can entertain the residents of Summerhill Terrace. Obviously, as this is intended as an outside event, if the weather looks like being unhelpful, we might have to alter things, or even cancel, but I thought it was worth a try.

Cost
FREE – donations gratefully recieved

Attending the event is free but you can make a donation to Cobwebs by BACS payment using the following details: A/C: 65560297 Sort Code: 08-92-99 Reference: “PICNIC/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 enrol, please click here

Aug
22
Sun
Guinea Pig Orchestra / Composers and Arrangers Day @ Eldon Community Centre
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sunday 22nd August
2-6pm

On Sunday 22nd August, we have a Guinea Pig Orchestra event at Eldon (near Bishop Auckland). The GPO hasn’t convened for a while, but the basic idea is that players come together to allow themselves to be experimented on.

The Composers’ and Arrangers’ Group was busy during lockdown creating new pieces for us to play when we were back to live events again, and this is the first opportunity to try them out. It’s always good to have a wide spread of instruments and as near as possible a full orchestra for the GPO, so please consider signing up, even if you’ve not been involved before.
Cost
FREE – donations gratefully recieved

Attending the event is free but you can make a donation to Cobwebs by BACS payment using the following details: A/C: 65560297 Sort Code: 08-92-99 Reference: “GPO/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 enrol for this event, please click here

Aug
28
Sat
Haydn Symphonies Project @ Wylam Institute
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Haydn Project Resumes
 
Nobody was expecting that our meeting at Wylam in January 2020 would be our last for 18 months so I am really excited to be able to to announce the resumption of this project and that the 15th session will be held at Wylam Institute on Saturday 28 August 2021 from 11.00 am until 4.00 pm.
We have now looked at 79 symphonies and will be resuming our journey in 1782,  The symphonies I hope to look at are 76, 77,78,79,80 & 81.  All of these symphonies have parts for strings, flute, oboes, bassoons, and horns.   Clarinets are welcome to join us and oboe parts transposed for Bb clarinets will be available.
The day will be subject to any ongoing Government & Cobwebs Trustees regulations and guidance and it is hoped that there will be some relaxations by this date.  Further information will be provided nearer to the date.
The preparation of parts for this project is time consuming and it would be appreciated if you could enrol as soon as possible so that I know how many parts I need to prepare in case there is still be no stand sharing and if music has to be quarantined in pads for 3 days before use (the parts for these symphonies are not on IMSLP).  This also allows time to fill any holes we may have in the orchestra.
I look forward to seeing you all again at Wylam on 28 August.
Peter