Events Diary

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

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

Haydn Symphonies Project – part 11 @ Summerhill Pavillion
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

**Please note this event is now 1-5pm, not 2-6pm as previously advertised**

The 11th session of the Haydn Symphonies project is being held at Summerhill Pavillion (Newcastle) on Sunday 28 April 2019 from 1.00 pm until 5.00 pm.

We have now looked at 55 symphonies and this session I am hoping to look at the following symphonies – 41, 48 (Maria Theresia), 50, 56, 60 (Il Distratto) and 69.  These symphonies are all for a slightly larger orchestra and in addition to the strings, oboes and horns which have been the core of most of the symphonies we have looked at to date, these symphonies also have parts for trumpets, timps and bassoons (69 has 2 bassoon parts!).

As usual flutes and clarinets are welcome to join us and oboe parts transposed for Bb clarinets will be available.   As I am sure you will appreciate the preparation of parts for this project is time consuming and it would be appreciated if enrollment forms could be returned as soon as possible so that I know how many parts I need to prepare and to give me time to fill any holes we may have in the orchestra.  I look forward to seeing you all at Summerhill.

To enrol using the online form please click here

To download a paper form, please click here

Ludworth Second Taster Day (Beginners and Improvers!) @ 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. You can help us to advertise by downloading a flyer: Ludworth Taster Session Flyer

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

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.

Cobweb Orchestra in Concert @ Gibside
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cobweb Orchestra will form a small 24 piece orchestra to perform in the beautiful orangery at Gibside. Enrolments will be taken on a first come first served basis, and we will look to balance the orchestra appropriately. Book early!

Rehearsal 10-12 in the Chapel

Performance outside in the Orangery 1-4pm (weather permitting) If the weather does not allow, the performance will be in the Chapel.

Final repertoire to be decided.

Normal Cobweb concert dress applies, black bottoms, white tops with waistcoats and/or neckwear.

For more information click here. 

Enrolment forms will be live next week.

Cobweb Orchestra Study Day with Brass Workshop @ Dalston Victory Hall
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

10.30 -12.30 Brass workshop with Ben Chinery
12.30 -13.30 Shared Lunch (Afternoon participants are very welcome to join the shared lunch)
13.30 – 17.30 Rehearse full orchestra items
17:30 – 18.00 Break
18.00 – 19.00 Informal sharing performance

Repertoire: We’re still working on the repertoire but it will include large scale works by Mahler, Berlioz and Handel.

We will enjoy a shared lunch at this event, so please do feel free to contribute.

Please don’t forget to bring a music stand

Participation Fee for Players

£12.50/17 (Members/Non Members) for the whole day for brass players

£6/8 (Members/Non Members) for all other orchestral players playing in the afternoon session and informal sharing

Students in Full Time Education – half the above prices

Cobweb Orchestra Study Day: Elgar Symphony No. 2 with Mark Edwards @ TBC.
Jun 9 all-day

Back by popular demand! Join Mark Edwards in developing what we learnt in the first go at Elgar Symphony No.2 last year, or come along and discover what a fantastic work it is. We need a big big orchestra to have another go at this one! This time, we’ll split the day up and run sectionals, so players can have a real chance to get to know the work in more depth.

10-12.30pm – Morning sectionals

12.30 – 1.30pm – Shared lunch

1.30-4pm – Afternoon tutti rehearsal (with a break)

4.30-5.30pm – Informal play through

More information to follow.

Cobweb Orchestra in Concert – Opening of the Tyne Pedestrian Tunnel @ Tyne Pedestrian Tunnel
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am

More info to follow. Morning concert at 11am.

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 a second Saturday ‘taster session’ for new players on 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:

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.

Haydn Symphonies Project part 12 @ TBC.
Jul 20 all-day

More info to follow.

Cobweb Orchestra Musical Picnic @ Summerhill Pavillion
Jul 28 all-day

More info to follow.

Sunday afternoon concert, in our annual Musical Picnic at Summerhill. For the last 2 years, we managed to pick the one rainy day in otherwise perfect Summer. Surely we can’t be that unlucky 3 times running…

Cobweb Orchestra Sight Reading Session @ TBC.
Aug 10 all-day

More info to follow.

Wylam non-residential weekend @ Wylam Institute
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm

More info to follow.

Cobweb Orchestra AGM @ TBC.
Sep 14 all-day

More info to follow.

Cobweb Orchestra Autumn Residential at Shepherd’s Dene @ Shepherd's Dene
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm

More info to follow.