October Meeting 2013
Meanwhile back to the business in hand!
A great turn out for the night- at least twenty members plus a new member
Our new look Ensemble Aerobics commenced with a bang and a boom (or a pluck and a strum) thanks to the outstanding efforts of Dave Hampton who furnished a range of popular ensemble pieces for the group. It was a great way to get the fingers warmed up and provided some amusement, (actually a great deal of amusement) as we worked our way through a range of the popular light classics. Thanks again Dave for getting the aerobics pluckathon off to a great start..
If other members have a set of ensemble pieces they would like to use for the next meeting please bring them along!
After a break we were entertained to some excellent solos including
• Trevor Pike Moon River (Henry Mancini)
• Freddy Carvalho La Chanson D’Orphee (Luiz Bonfa)
• Tom Rimmer Mrs White’s Choice ( Dowland)
• Vince Chittenden A Casinha Pequenina (Jose Barrense Dias) Choros (Jane Domingos Semenzato)
• Dave Hampton Allemande (Partita 2) (J S Bach)
• John Mann Fandanguillo (Turina)
• Miles Roberts Across The Plain (G Ryan)
However we couldn’t complete the evening without another final rehearsal of that old Norwegian Herring Mr Grieg and his Holberg Suite. We think we are now ready to face the Beckenham and Maidstone festivals!!
A special thanks to Den for chairing the meeting, to Dave and John for leading the ensembles and to Larisa and Trevor for the sterling work in providing us all with much needed refreshments- All that plucking gives you a thirst!!
A special welcome to our newest member, Kate Hughes, who joined after attending for the first time on Saturday.
Great to have you on board Kate!!
Beckenham Festival 10th November at 4pm
Venue Marian Vian School Shirley Crescent, Elmers End, Beckenham BR3 4AZ
It is suggested we meet at the school at 3pm and find a room to practice in.
Maidstone festival 24th November
Venue : Invicta Grammar School
Huntsman Lane Maidstone Kent ME14 5DS
9 - 11.15 am classes (Bromley ensemble should be 11ish),
11.15 - 11.30 coffee break,
11.30 am - 1pm Masterclass overflow session,
1 - 2 pm lunch break,
2 - 3.30 pm workshop,
3.30 - 3.45 pm tea break,
3.45 - 5.30 pm masterclass session.
Tessa thinks it will be 5.45-6 pm ish at her place in Maidstone for party and food (ie after the workshop). Partners, friends etc welcome to come along too.
Gary Ryan Workshop (Maidstone 24th November))
The workshop will cover
How to practise!
Harmonics, percussive effects and weird stuff
Attendance for the Workshop is £5.00
Please email Shirley (email@example.com ) for further details
Posted by Andrew Ferrier