Cobweb News

There’s lots to share with you this week, and exciting events lined up for the rest of the Summer term.  We hope you’ll be able to join us soon!

In this week’s Cobweb News:
Haydn Symphonies Project
“The Life and Times of South Medomsley Pit”
Dates for your Diaries

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Cobweb News

We’ve already told you about our first two events of the Summer Term, and it’s great to see so many of you enrolling for these. More information about events later on in the term is coming, and there are 3 great events to keep an eye out for! For now though, some information from Trustees and other members.

In this week’s Cobweb News: 
New Musical Director
The Cobweb Orchestra trip to Tuscany
Piano available
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Cobweb News

We had a fantastic day at the latest Haydn Symphonies Project in Newbiggin on Lune last weekend with Peter Wood. The group played six Haydn symphonies: 88, 90, 92 (Oxford), 93, 94 (Surprise) & 95 – in five hours! It’s been a fantastic undertaking and it’s nearing its close. The last workshop before the final weekend will be on Saturday 14th May, in Wylam. More details to come, but please for now – pop the date in your diary and register your interest at the form below. For those who are really organised, the final weekend will be the 17th / 18th September. A huge thank you to Peter Wood for all of his hard work.

You’ll notice the website events diary has been filled up a bit for the summer term, so please feel free to take a look, and in due course events will open for enrolment through the normal way. As we move into a world of less restrictions, we politely request that we return to a paying in advance.

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Cobweb News

We had a wonderful event on Sunday with Joe Davies, looking at Dvorak Symphony No. 8. So many players commented on how it was probably the best we’d sounded since being able to get back playing again! There were excellent solos from Mike, Andy and Elizabeth and it was exhausting but absolutely brilliant play-through of the work at the end of the day. There are lovely photos on Twitter and Facebook, and shortly there will be a video available on our You Tube channel; thanks to Catherine for doing that!

In this week’s Cobweb News:
Haydn Symphonies Project with Peter Wood
Sedbergh Residential

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Covid Update 23.2.22

Cobweb Orchestra COVID update: “living with COVID”, 23 February 2022

All mandatory precautions have been withdrawn but COVID continues to circulate in the community and still poses a risk to vulnerable people. The emphasis now is on common sense and responsible and considerate behaviour, which, in general, are qualities we are proud to uphold in the Cobweb family. We trust that you will not attend our events if you are experiencing viral symptoms or if you know you have COVID (or indeed any other infectious illness), and that you will continue to practice good hygiene such as hand washing etc. To protect our more vulnerable members, the only mandatory and enforceable “rule” is that an individual who requests 2m distancing while playing is given that courtesy. There are no other mandatory restrictions. The checklist spreadsheet is no longer needed to plan events and face coverings are voluntary. Kitchen facilities can be used sensibly. If some precautions are planned for a specific open event, applicants will be told in advance.  Local group organisers have full discretion regarding any additional measures, depending on local circumstances and the views of their members.

Michael Cave

Chair of Trustees

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No Dalston on 14 February

Apologies, the Dalston Group’s half term break has been extended to 2 weeks, so they won’t be meeting on 14 February. They will now resume on 21 February. More time to practise!

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Cobweb News

It’s so nice to see so many of you back at the group rehearsals; we enjoy seeing people’s updates on Facebook. We are continuing to recruit for our next events – you’re all welcome!

In this week’s Cobweb News:
Dvorak Symphony No.8 with Joe Davies
Haydn Symphonies Project with Peter Wood
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Cobweb News

There’s an important message below about the recruitment process for the new Musical Director, and how you can play your part. We’d also love to ask you to help us share the news of the job far and wide, so for those of you on Facebook – we’d appreciate you liking our ‘Page‘ (if you haven’t already!) and then ‘Sharing’ the post of * Musical Director Vacancy *. Alternatively, you can share the advert for the role by directing people to our website: Musical Director Vacancy – The Cobweb Orchestra.

In this week’s Cobweb News:
Dvorak Symphony No.8 with Joe Davies
Haydn Symphonies Project with Peter Wood
Message from Cobwebs Succession Planning Group
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Posted by Tracy Reed

Cobweb News

What a wonderful concert we had with Sasha as part of the Brundibar Festival last weekend. Thanks to all the players and to Sasha and her guests for such a fantastic performance, our first in a very long time! We did really well and can be very proud of our achievements. Do check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for pictures/videos!

In this week’s Cobweb News:
Dvorak Symphony No.8 with Joe Davies
Haydn Symphonies Project with Peter Wood
Sedbergh Residential
Covid update from the Chairman

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