A wonderful day was had by all at the 4th GRO workshop on Sunday 29th September. As usual we were hosted by William Westley School (thanks to the headteacher and Gina for arranging this), and were conducted by the marvellous Steve Bingham. Repertoire included Grieg's Hall of the Mountain King, Dvorak's New World Symphony, FInlandia by Sibelius and Haydn's trumpet concert, with no trumpets in sight!
We had an orchestra of violins, cellos, flutes, clarinets, oboe, bassoons, trombone and tuba, and Derek on the piano to help keep us all together. It was the first time playing in an ensemble for two of the adults and they coped admirably! We were even ready a little early for our informal concert, so Steve treated us to a performance of a beautiful arrangement of Sakura for solo violin.
This group is open to all adult musicians up to around grade 5, plus their children (sorry, no unaccompanied minors). Our next workshop will be in the Spring term when we hope to tackle Rhapsody in Blue and Dr Who!
And so it begins!
Date Posted: Sat, 14 Sep 2019
All the regular groups have had their first rehearsals, and it's great to see so many old, new and returning faces! It's not too late to join any group so please do spread the word. We're all working towards the joint concert in January and the choirs have a long list of songs to tackle (though some are short or easy!). The drummers are appearing in public already, doing a workshop style slot at the Haslingfield Church Fete this afternoon (3pm). Do come and have a look and even join in!
Welcome to our new look website!
Hopefully you'll find it easy to navigate and once you've signed up as a full member in a group you'll have your own log-on to access the members area where you'll find lots of information.
Dates are easily found on the event calendar which details all rehearsals and workshops for every group.
Please do encourage other people to visit our website and perhaps subscribe to our mailing list so they can hear more about the wonderful opportunities to hear and join in with Harmonia activities!