Dear all,

It looked like a very lovely weekend at Shepherds Dene last weekend, just a quote from Christine for those not on Facebook:

Great musical weekend at Cobwebs residential at Shepherd’s Dene. With our colleague and guest cello player Alice Jones we played a cello concerto by Victor Hubert. Also Andy’s choice of Mendelssohn’s Symphony no 1 written when he was a child apparently (??!!). Played the William Tell overture right through – well done trumpet & horn sections & Michelle on cello!! Saturday evening – Alice got the orchestra playing Bali gamelan music – without dots (always a challenge) followed up by Tracy conducting us in some “fun” tunes including Wallace & Gromit & the Muppets show theme music & Eye Level from Van de Valk for those of us old enough to remember it.

In this weeks Cobweb News
– Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 – this weekend!
– January 2018 – A Month of Symphonies
– Sad news

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 – this weekend!
Sunday 3rd December, 11-4pm
Haxby Memorial Hall, Haxby, YO32 3HT
**This will be our last event before Christmas so do come and celebrate a fantastic year with your fellow Cobweb colleagues.**
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=336

There’s still time to sign up, and we’re looking forward to a fabulous day!
Don’t forget there’s a shared lunch!
The enrolment form is attached here – please do get these back to me asap so I know you’re coming.

January 2018 – A Month of Symphonies

We’re kicking off 2018 with a month of symphonies, 4 young and exciting conductors will work with us in a series of weekends looking at symphonies in chronological order. The basic details are below but please do click into the enrolment form and see our website for more details.

Saturday 6th January, 11-4pm, Dalston Victory Hall
Joe Davies – Mozart Symphony No. 35 ‘Haffner’
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=342

Sunday 14th January, 2-6pm, Wylam Institute
Mark Edwards – Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=343

Saturday 20th January, 11-4pm, Summerhill Pavillion
Patrick Burnett – Brahms Symphony No. 2
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=344

Sunday 28th January, 2-6pm, Haxby Memorial Hall
Jonathan Bloxham – Neilsen Symphony No. 2
http://www.cobweborchestra.org.uk/events/event.php?id=345

We’re offering a deal for the month, so the more of the month you attend, the more you save.
Members: 1 event = £10, 2 events = £18, 3 / 4 events = £25
Non Members: 1 event = £14, 2 events = £26, 3 / 4 events = £37

On the days that are 11-4pm, we will enjoy a shared lunch. Please do enrol soon so we know what music we’re going to need. The form can be found here, or just email me.

Sad news

It is with sadness I need to tell you that our dear friend David Greer sadly passed away last Tuesday and below is a message to all Cobweb players from Harriet, his wife:

David Greer’s funeral will be on 8th December, at 11.30am in the United Reform Church, Burdon Terrace, Jesmond NE2 3AE. There is restricted parking – the nearest metro station is Jesmond.
There will be tea, coffee and sandwiches afterwards, so Harriet has asked if people could let her know if they’re going by email, harriet.marling@icloud.com

That’s all for this week, I look forward to seeing so many of you in York on Sunday.

Best wishes,
Lorna

Event Co-ordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Cobweb News 29.11.17