Poor old Mr Grieg!! We are giving him an absolute run for his money at the moment! Sarabanding and Gavotting the Holberg Suite away with great enthusiasm!! And yet, with only a few more meetings to go we seem to be getting there- all thanks to John Mann for his patience and enthusiasm. Which is just as well as the FGS day is rapidly approaching!
As you can see from the enclosed picture John is in a contemplative mood. We would all like to think that our performance skills are lightening his mood. However it’s best not to ask….
We had a great round of solo presentations which included:
Kemp’s Jig (att to Dowland) played by Marion Davies
Deep River (Traditional Spiritual) and O’Carolan’s Dream played by Tom Rimmer.
Waltz Op 8 Number 2 (Sor) played by Vince Chittenden
Celebre Aria (Bach) played by Freddy Carvallho
Special thanks one more to John Mann for leading the ensembles and to Larisa for the refreshments! Not to mention Den for chairing the session in his usual irreverent style!
Federation AGM June- “Under the Greenwood Tree”
The program for the FGS day was canvassed by our chair during our March Meeting. Members should note that Greenwood Guitar Society will be hosting this year’s event.
The event will take place at Greenwood Centre, School Road, Hampton Hill Middlesex TW12 1QL on Sunday June 23 2013 commencing at 10.30 and finishing at 4.30pm.
The guest conductor this year will be Gerald Garcia. Gerald is a well-known for his formidable composing and teaching skills as well as his renowned sense of humour. So it looks as if it will be a fun day.
Please note that there will be charge £10 per member which includes a Buffet lunch. Our trusty article of furniture (otherwise known as the ‘chair’) Den Stockton has contacted the FGS and reserved 15 pleased for the BGS members.
All BGS members participating are asked to confirm their attendance for the FGS event at our next Pluck ‘n Strum which will be on April 21st at St Marks!! Bring a tenner, along with your guitar and music!!
See you April!
PS You MUST know about the concert by now!! If not check the tab above!! Still one or two tickets left but you will need to be quick!
Posted by Andrew Ferrier