Dear all,

In this weeks Cobweb News:
– The Big Play – this Saturday!
– Library Day
– A Day at Opera

The Big Play
Saturday 11th February 10-6pm
Dipton Community Centre, Dipton, DH9 9DR
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=308

What a great turnout we have lined for the day, thank you to all those who’ve said they’re coming. You haven’t missed your chance though, even more are welcome – just please let me know in advance!

Don’t forget your music stand and a contribution to the shared meal, it will be a big one. On that, are there any volunteers that will help to man the lunch? Just making sure everything is there, and tidy?

This is our biggest fundraising event of the year, so please bring along your cash. It’s “Pay what you think it’s worth”, which means just that. If you don’t think it’s worth anything, you don’t have to pay a penny, but just so that you have some guidelines, should you feel inclined to contribute, we’ll be doing around 6 hours of playing, which is equivalent to 3 weekly rehearsals. That’s £13.50 for members or £18 for non-members.

We look forward to seeing all of you there, it’s going to be a brilliant day.

Library Day
Sunday 19th February, 11-4pm
Eldon Community Centre, Main Rd, Eldon, Bishop Auckland DL14 8XB
Pay What You Think its Worth
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=306

Join the Library Team for another good rummage through the Cobweb Library playing things you never knew we had! This is a really relaxed and fun event to be a part of, and works best with the bigger numbers!

Refreshments will be on sale at the Eldon Community Centre – so no need to bring your own unless you especially want to.

Please do let me know in advance if you’re coming along. Enrolment form is available on the event webpage.

A Day at Opera
Saturday 25th February, 1.30 – 7pm (6-7pm sharing concert)
Barbour Room, Sage Gateshead, NE8 2JR
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=309

You are invited to join soprano Susan Robertson and tenor Robin Whitehouse for an afternoon of overtures, arias and choruses culminating in an informal presentation for friends and family at 6pm.

Gorgeous music for the day includes:
Mozart “Queen of the Night” from “Magic Flute”
Puccini “Nessun Dorma” from “Turandot” (includes chorus)
Bizet “Parle moi de ma mere” from “Carmen”
Verdi “Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves” from “Nabucco” (includes chorus)
Wagner Overture to “Flying Dutchman”
Rossini Overture to “William Tell”

Ticket prices are as follows:
£26.80 full price
£24.80 over 60s
£20.45 Cobweb members – not available online
£13.40 students, unemployed, under 19s (both Cobweb members and non members)

Get your tickets to take part in this at Sage Gateshead box office by calling 0191 443 4661 or at the Sage Gateshead Website

Please help us to spread the word about this event by displaying this poster/flyer – invite anyone who you think may be interested!

That’s all for this week, I look forward very much to seeing so many of you on Saturday, it really is going to be fantastic! Don’t forget your contribution to the shared lunch 🙂

Best wishes,
Lorna

Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Cobweb News 6: 07.02.17