Our study days usually end with a ‘play through’ of a particular piece of music. These are free and open to anyone who would like to come and listen. Information can be found in the Events Diary.

The Cobweb Orchestra also has off-shoot groups who give a variety of performances at various venues.

Dates for your diary

Haydn Cello Concerto

Sunday 28 October, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Dalston Village Hall, Dalston, Carlisle. CA5 7QA.

The excellent young cellist Neil Sild will be our soloist, with the orchestra conducted by the ever popular Joe Davies. This informal performance will conclude a day especially for cellists, which has been organised following  a kind bequest from the husband of Pam, who used to play cello with our Dalston group.

All Mozart

Sunday 4th November, 6pm
Bowes Museum, Durham. DH12 8NP

A chance to listen to sublime music in beautiful surroundings! The orchestra will be performing the Overture to ‘The Marriage of Figaro’, an arrangement of ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ by our very own Andy Jackson, and The ‘Haffner’ Symphony No. 35 in D major. Joining them for this occasion will be two wonderful soloists: Jo Montgomery (violin) and Chrissie Slater (viola) in the ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ for violin, viola and orchestra.

Tickets for the concert are £11 (£10 concessions) and are available from Bowes Museum Reception, Telephone:  01833 690606

Cobweb Chamber Orchestra

Saturday 24th November, 6.30pm
Annie Mawson’s Sunbeams Trust, Stoller House, Redhills, Penrith. CA11 0DT.

A programme of Czech music:

Hummel Overture in Bb op. 101
Rosetti ‘Sinfonia di caccia’
Janacek ‘Lachian Dances’ no. 2 & 4
Dvorak ‘Legend’ no.4
Vorisec Symphony in D
Dvorak ‘Furiant’ from ‘Czech Suite’
Dvorak ‘Bagatelle’

Elvaston Ensemble

Friday 14 December, 7pm
St Mary’s Church, Shincliffe, Durham. DH1 2ND.

The Elvaston Ensemble will be returning to Shincliffe to continue to raise funds for the Cobweb Orchestra at Ludworth. They are all Cobweb players: Chrissie (flute), Anita (oboe), Tracy (clarinet), Rye (bassoon) and Clare (horn). This time they’ll be performing some Christmas music so you may even get the chance to sing along!

If you’re too busy with Christmas preparations and can’t make this one, there’ll be another chance to see them at Shincliffe in June.

Ludworth Cobwebs (and friends)

Saturday 13 July
St. Cuthbert’s Church, Shadforth, Durham. 

The new Ludworth group hope to be joined by Cobweb friends for their very first concert performance. Watch this space!

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.