Cobweb News

It’s so nice to see all of the groups playing again and posting on Facebook. Thanks to you all!

It’s our AGM on Saturday at 3pm – please do complete the sign up link HERE if you’re attending – so you can get the Zoom link sent to you on Friday.

In this week’s Cobweb News:
Workshop with Amy Yule
Haydn Symphonies Project – save the date

Posted by Tracy Reed

Cobweb News

We’re looking forward to the ‘music by heart’ event tomorrow and we’re so grateful to Roland for covering for Andy.  Andy asked to share this message:

Thanks to Cobfriends and all Cobweb players for the lovely flowers, which really cheered me up.
Andy

A huge thank you to Chris Griffiths who covered for Patrick last weekend. Sue’s wonderful analysis of the day: “Chris guided us through the entirety of this very challenging work with patience and good humour and at the end of the afternoon we left feeling very proud of our achievements.”

For more of Chris, he is performing in the Bewick Orchestra Autumn Concert on Saturday October 16th 2021, at St James The Great, Morpeth NE61 1BS, 7.30 pm.
Tickets:  £10 (students free), available at The Chantry, Tourist Information Centre, Morpeth , NE61 1PQ, or at the door.
All proceeds to Chris’ chosen Charity – CMT
Programme:
Beethoven – Overture to King Stephen
Richard Strauss-Horn Concerto no.1.  (soloist Chris Griffiths)
Short interval
Bizet – Symphony no 1. in C

In this week’s Cobweb News:
Cobweb Orchestra Annual General Meeting
Sedbergh Residential – Save the Date
Some lovely news

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Posted by Tracy Reed

Cobweb News

We’re delighted that almost all of our groups are up and running again now, and remember, you’re all welcome at any of the groups – it’s great to have you back! We’ve got 2 events coming up in the next 2 weekends that there’s still space for if you’re interested; we’d love to see you.
In this week’s Cobweb News
Brahms Symphony No.4 with Patrick Burnett – this weekend!
A Different Approach to Mozart 40
Messages from The Trustees
Remembering Ian Potts

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Posted by Tracy Reed

Dalston Group dates

The Dalston Group won’t be meeting this week, Monday 13 September, but will be back again on Monday 20 September. 

Posted by Tracy Reed

Cobweb News

We had an excellent return to the Haydn Symphonies’ Project led by Peter Wood on Saturday with almost 30 players tackling No’s 76-81 in fine fashion, despite a few transposing issues (and not from the wind/brass!) Look out later in the term for the next instalment of the project.

In this week’s Cobweb News:
Guinea Pig Orchestra/Composers and Arrangers’ Day recap
Brahms Symphony No.4 with Patrick Burnett
A Different Approach to Mozart 40

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Posted by Tracy Reed

Cobweb Composers and Arrangers

Some of our Cobweb Composers and Arrangers

Our Composers and Arrangers were very busy during lockdown, creating new pieces for our return to live music events.

Last Sunday 22nd August was the first time that their music was played by the Guinea Pig Orchestra.

The GPO is a group of  players who are not a regular group but who volunteer to be guinea pigs whenever Cobwebs needs to carry out controlled musical experiments!

We had a lovely day at Eldon Community Centre, near Bishop Auckland. Music included original pieces ‘Mission improbable’, ‘Tinnittus’ and ‘Cobweb Silver Miniature’, and arrangements of Mendelssohn’s Organ Sonata No. 4 Movt. 2 and some swing music to finish with ‘a smile’.

Thank you to all of the players who supported our composers, and a huge thank you to the composers for such a lot of work. We’re looking forward to more opportunities to play the music.

 

Posted by Tracy Reed

Cobweb News

This newsletter is just a quick reminder of what we have coming up soon, more details and enrolment information will be available at the end of the month.

In this week’s Cobweb News:
Haydn Symphonies Project
September Events

Posted by Tracy Reed

Cobweb News

In this week’s Cobweb News:

Summerhill Concert Party Picnic – this Saturday!
GPO/Composers and Arrangers
Haydn Symphonies Project
200 Club
A musical premiere at Dipton
Tyneside group

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Posted by Tracy Reed

Covid-19 Policies and Procedures – update July 2021

Update on COVID procedures

As you know, all of the legally binding restrictions on our rehearsals and events have been withdrawn. However, we must exercise caution in view of the rapidly rising number of COVID cases, particularly in our region. The Trustees believe that abandoning our precautions now would leave many members feeling unable to attend our events. The Cobweb core ethos is inclusivity, and we are proud of the spirit of community and togetherness that pervades all we do.

So, for the time being, most of our current precautions will remain in place. Some specific processes and measures may be modified slightly at the discretion of event organising teams, but always erring on the side of caution. Full details are below. Please read this carefully, and we hope you will continue to enjoy playing together while feeling safe.

Michael Cave
On behalf of Cobweb Orchestra Trustees
22 July 2021

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Cobweb News

We had a wonderful day in Askham; thank you to all of you who attended and a special well done to Tracy for playing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto so beautifully!

In this week’s Cobweb News
‘New World’ Symphony Study Day in Middlesbrough this Sunday
A message from the Dipton Group for Thursday 22 July
A few sentences from Andy Jackson about the Summer programme, with enrolment links

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