Dear all,

What a fantastic start to the year we had on Saturday! Thank you to everyone who came along and particular thanks to Joe who led us so well. I’m sure we’ll see more of Joe in the future! Thanks also to the team at Dalston for helping with everything.

In this weeks Cobweb News
– More Month of Symphonies!
– Sedbergh Residential 2018

January 2018 – Month of Symphonies – it’s not too late to join!

Sunday 14th January, 2-6pm, Wylam Institute
Mark Edwards – Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 ‘Scottish’
The music can be found here: http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.3%2C_Op.56_(Mendelssohn%2C_Felix)
– We could still do with more strings, particularly cellists, but we are still welcoming players in all sections!

Saturday 20th January, 11-4pm, Summerhill Pavillion
Patrick Burnett – Brahms Symphony No. 2
The music can be found here: http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.2,_Op.73_(Brahms,_Johannes)
– It would be great to have more string players generally for this one, but would welcome players from all sections!

Sunday 28th January, 2-6pm, Haxby Memorial Hall
Jonathan Bloxham – Neilsen Symphony No. 2
The music can be found here: http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.2,_Op.16_(Nielsen,_Carl)
– Why not come and try this symphony? It’s a bit different, but we think you’ll love it! If you’kd like to get a feel for it – this is a fab recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JiiUzsKyMI

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 enrollment form can be found here, or just email me.

Sedbergh Residential 2018 – a note from Christine

Dear all,
This is an invite to everyone to come along & participate in this year’s Cobwebs annual shenanigans at Sedbergh school April 6th-8th. You can come as a resident, non resident, for the full event or on any of the days.
We always have a brilliant time, loads of music playing in large and small groups & loads of socialising if you want to!! Timetable will follow nearer to the time when Andy has fully worked out what we’re going to do. You may already know that Anita who normally does this organising has retired from the job after many years of brilliant and efficient work, thanks Anita you are a hard act to follow. So all contact regarding this now comes to me please – contact details are below.
The booking form is attached here. Please note that the deadline for booking is FRIDAY 9TH FEBRUARY. I’ll be sending out a reminder prior to that date but please get your booking in as early as possible – firstly it’s always very popular and secondly to give me time as a newbie to start to sort out the numbers & logistics.
SO PLEASE RETURN THE BOOKING FORM PLUS A £30 DEPOSIT FOR RESIDENTS, NO DEPOSIT FOR NON RESIDENTS ASAP.

Thanks everyone – looking forward to it already!!
CHRISTINE BALL
christine.ball1208@live.co.uk
0790 5684537

That’s all for this week, I look forward to seeing many of you in Wylam on Sunday!

Best wishes,
Lorna
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Lorna Wright
Event Coordinator, Cobweb Orchestra

Cobweb News 08.01.18