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In this weeks Cobweb News
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert at Gibside
Cobweb Orchestra Study Day with Brass Workshop
Cobweb Orchestra Study Day: Elgar Symphony No. 2 with Mark Edwards

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Ludworth FREE taster session: Saturday 11 May, 11 am-4 pm

A second chance to come and play at Ludworth. ALL COBWEBBERS ARE INVITED AND PLEASE TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW! 

There will be a Cobweb tutor in each section to give you guidance. Maybe you have a question that you’ve never dared ask before. This is your chance! You may wish to practise a second instrument, and the Cobweb ‘instrument bank’ will be available so this is also an opportunity to try something new.

We’d love more new players to come to the group, so PLEASE COME EVEN IF YOU ARE A TOTAL BEGINNER!

There’ll be a ‘bring-and-share’ lunch, plus coffee and tea for a small cost.

Please read what people said about our last taster session by clicking here.

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.



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Cobweb News 25.4.19

We start our events for the Summer term next Sunday continuing with the Haydn Symphonies Project with Peter, and there is also lots more to get involved with. Please do read on and get enrolling!

In this weeks Cobweb News
Haydn Symphonies Project part 11 – this weekend!
Ludworth Second Taster Day
Cobweb Orchestra in Concert
200 Club results – March
Northern Chords Ticket Offer


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Cobweb News 11.4.19

It looked like a fabulous time had by all in Sedbergh – thank you to all those who organised, helped and came along. You can see more information about the weekend here 
In this weeks Cobweb News:
Haydn Symphonies Project part 11
Cobweb Clothing
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Our 13th Sedbergh Residential

Another fantastic weekend, with our largest orchestra ever at Sedbergh, playing Dvorak’s Symphony no. 7, Mendelssohn’s ‘Ruy Blas’ Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘A Russian Easter Overture’, Smetana’s ‘Hakon Jarl’ and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with soloists from Trio Taliesin, who also treated us to a recital of Ravel and Shostakovich (very early on Sunday morning!) We are grateful to Peter Fisher, who stepped in at short notice on violin due to unforeseen circumstances.

Other highlights included a ‘midnight choir’ conducted by Andy Jackson after a visit to the pub, a concert party, an opportunity for everyone to play a second instrument, a Klezmer music session led by Peter Wood, and a lecture by Stephanie Robinson about the composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, which included excerpts from the beautiful clarinet quintet performed by Tracy Reed, with Tara Clifford on piano and Alice Jones on cello.

Thanks to everyone for their hard work to make the weekend such a success: Andy Jackson for everything musical, Christine Ball for organising the accommodation, the welcoming committee, Barbara Griffin and Graham Jarritt for the music library, the team serving teas and coffees, everyone who made delicious cakes, and all of the players.

Please come next year!

P.S. If you’d like the chance to play your second instrument in an orchestra again, please visit the Ludworth group on a Tuesday evening. You may see some familiar faces as there are already some Cobwebbers who go along with something else, so there’s also always someone who can offer a bit of friendly advice.

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Fantastic Ushaw College concert!

This is the orchestra rehearsing today in the beautiful chapel of Ushaw College, County Durham.

We were privileged to perform Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto with Fenella Humphreys, winner of the BBC Music Magazine’s Instrumental Award 2018.

If you missed it, you missed a treat. It was amazing!

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Upcoming events to watch out for

There was a lot of positive feedback about this, so it will be going ahead in the Autumn when a date can be agreed with all those who have responded so far. We already have Mahler, Puccini, Rossini, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky and it will be a great day of playing for everyone. There’s still space for more soloists, so don’t be shy about coming forward with further suggestions.
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Cobweb News 16.3.19

We’re looking forward to a really great event next weekend with Fenella Humphreys at Ushaw College. If you are not enrolled, please do consider coming along to support in the audience.

In this weeks Cobweb News:
– Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in Concert with Fenella Humphreys – next Sunday!

– A Cobweb Event in Brighton?
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Information for players going to the Sedbergh residential 5-7 April 2019

Our Spring residential weekend is very popular this year! All the beds are now taken and no additional meals can now be booked as the dining room is full. In previous years, some people have found B&B accommodation locally so that they can be fully involved in the event. There may still be space for any players who’d like to come on a daily basis for any of the music or social sessions.

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