Events Diary

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

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.

Don’t worry if there isn’t an enrolment form yet, as they will be available nearer to the event. 

Cobweb Chamber Orchestra play Beethoven with Alexandra Raikhlina @ Ushaw College, Durham.
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and hear Royal Northern Sinfonia’s Sasha playing Beethoven’s violin concerto.

Click here to find out about Ushaw College and how to get there.

Click here to download a poster.

Cobweb Orchestra in Hove @ Bishop Hannington Church
Oct 5 all-day


(Coinciding with the 24th anniversary of the start of Cobwebs!)

Many Cobweb players know Stephanie Cant (pianist, cellist, composer, conductor) who has always been a tremendous supporter of our orchestra. Stephanie now lives in Brighton where there is a lot of orchestral activity, but nothing like Cobwebs, and she would like players in the area to experience a Cobweb-style open access event.

Cobweb players will be joined by local players to have a go at Mahler’s Symphony no. 1 in a study day, with a public presentation to finish, at
Bishop Hannington Church
East Sussex
The timetable for the day will be as follows:

Workshops: 10 am – 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Shared lunch in the adjacent church lounge

Informal performance: 5.30 – 7 pm

Please sign up as soon as you can so we know how much music to provide.

Please bring a music stand.

Participation Fee for Players

Members of the Cobweb Orchestra: £ 15.00

Non-members: £ 20.00

Students in Full Time Education – half the above prices

Payment can be made by cheque to the address below or by BACs

A/c: 65560297 Sort Code: 08-92-99  Payee ref: BRIGHTON/your surname

For advice on travel or  accommodation, please contact Stephanie Cant: 
For further information or to enrol, please contact:Christine Ball:
To enrol online, please click here
To download an enrolment form, please click here 
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert @ Bowes Museum
Jan 19 all-day

Concert at Bowes Museum to accompany an exhibition of paintings by the Guido Reni (1575-1642). The programme will feature works arranged for the modern orchestra, but based on choral and instrumental music from Reni’s era – Allegri’s “Miserere”, Gabrielli’s “Canzona”, “Capriol Suite” by Peter Warlock and Respighi’s “Ancient Airs and Dances”


More info to follow.

Cobweb Orchestra in Concert as part of the Brundibar Festival @ United Reform Church Jesmond
Feb 1 all-day
Concert as part of the Brundibar Festival (Brundibár Arts Festival) – United Reform Church Jesmond. Programme to include Beethoven Triple Concerto with soloists Alexandra Raikhlina (violin) Liubov Ulybysheva.(cello) and Yoshie Kawamura (piano)


More info to follow.