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

Our policies, including all Covid safety information, can be found on our Policies and Forms page.

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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May
28
Sat
“The Life and Times of South Medomsley Pit” Study Day @ Dipton Jubilee Centre
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

“The Life and Times of South Medomsley Pit”

You may already know that the Dipton group successfully applied for a grant to put on a concert of music from the different eras of the workings of this pit. Now two years later than planned we have two dates to complete this project.

Saturday 28th May there will be a study day from 11am to 6pm.
Saturday 11th June will be the concert day, rehearsal 2pm to 6pm with concert at 7pm.

Both days will be at Dipton Community Centre. No fees will be charged for either of the two days but please “pay what you feel” to support Cobwebs.

The concert will consist of some pieces performed by the Baroque Group, the main body of pieces by the full orchestra and the newly commissioned work by Andy called “Absence”.

If you need a  part for this new piece please message Howard at howardrocke@yahoo.com and I will send you one.

Most of the works are short and easy with a local connection and will be covered at some point  on Thursday evenings at Dipton and you would be most welcome at any of these.

To enrol for either or both the Study Day and the Performance – please click here.

Jun
11
Sat
“The Life and Times of South Medomsley Pit” Performance @ Dipton Jubilee Centre
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“The Life and Times of South Medomsley Pit”

You may already know that the Dipton group successfully applied for a grant to put on a concert of music from the different eras of the workings of this pit. Now two years later than planned we have two dates to complete this project.

Saturday 28th May there will be a study day from 11am to 6pm.
Saturday 11th June will be the concert day, rehearsal 2pm to 6pm with concert at 7pm.

Both days will be at Dipton Community Centre. No fees will be charged for either of the two days but please “pay what you feel” to support Cobwebs.

The concert will consist of some pieces performed by the Baroque Group, the main body of pieces by the full orchestra and the newly commissioned work by Andy called “Absence”.

If you need a  part for this new piece please message Howard at howardrocke@yahoo.com and I will send you one.

Most of the works are short and easy with a local connection and will be covered at some point  on Thursday evenings at Dipton and you would be most welcome at any of these.

 

To enrol for either or both the Study Day and the Performance – please click here.

Jun
25
Sat
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 with Helen Farrar @ Royal Grammar School
Jun 25 @ 11:00 am

 

Join Helen Farrar on the 25th June at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle to workshop and perform Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2. After an incredible study day with Helen last year and such high demand, we’re making a performance of this finally happen!

We hope you’ll be excited for this event as we also team up with the Music department at the Royal Grammar School, inviting students to join us either in the orchestra, or to observe Helen.

The timings of the event will be as follows:

11-12.30 Orchestra only

Lunch break

1-3 Orchestra with Helen

Tea break

4-5 Performance.

Parking will be available in the Royal Grammar School, and it is also easy access from the metro station.

We will look to perform in our normal concert dress, black bottoms, white top with neckwear/waistcoat.

To participate in this event, the cost will be £15 for Members and £18 for Non Members

You can do this by BACS payment using the following details: A/C: 65560297 Sort Code: 08-92-99 Reference: “PIANO/your surname”.

 

To secure a place in the orchestra, please enrol by clicking the link here 

 

Jul
16
Sat
Study Day: Mahler Symphony No. 1 with Andy Jackson @ Lidgett Methodist Church
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday 16th July, 12-5 pm.

Join Andy Jackson for a play through of Mahler’s monumental 1st Symphony at Lidgett Methodist Church, York. We’re so excited that we can finally attempt this work, after years of hoping we could. We will be looking for a balanced orchestra which will fit safely into the venue, and we expect this event to be quite popular so make sure you sign up quickly.

Lidgett Methodist church is easily reached by car, and there is a regular bus service from the station, a 12 minute journey and 2 minute walk to the Church. Up to date details on travel arrangements will be given nearer the time.

To enrol for this event, please click here

Jul
23
Sat
Performance at Gibside Chapel @ Gibside Chapel, Gibside
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Rehearsal 10 am – 1 pm,

Performance between 2  and 4 pm.

 

More info to follow.

Aug
7
Sun
Cobwebs Summer Picnic @ Summerhill Pavillion
Aug 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

More info to follow.

Sep
17
Sat
Haydn Symphonies Project – the conclusion! @ tbc.
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – Sep 18 @ 4:00 pm

More info to follow – for now – save the dates!