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“To provide a place for people of all ages who enjoy the classical guitar to meet together to play and listen to classical guitar music. To promote the classical guitar in the community”

Meetings

1st Sunday of each Month,
4.15pm — 6.30pm

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October 7th Meeting -Special Guests NZ School of Music – Guitar large ensemble

Posted by on Sep 22, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

Special Guests NZ School of Music – Guitar large ensemble It is always wonderful to see these fresh and enthusiastic young players following their passion to play great ensemble guitar music. This part of the program will start at about 5.30pm. Come and enjoy! Meeting will be held at Thistle Hall 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington The meeting will start at 4.15 and finish at 6.30 pm. Access to the meeting room is through an open door on the side of the building in Arthur Street. Then go upstairs to the first floor. Meeting Introduction Clyde will start us off with an introduction simpler piece for all in a group situation. Many thanks to Clyde for the contributions he makes to our group in this area. Ensemble Work Such a great opportunity to have musical fun and develop musical skills. For this month we will focus on the pieces as follows: Meridian (Richard Charlton) Baby Elephant Walk. Milonga Del Angel LAchramae Pavan Awake Sweet Love Note that the whole document with these and the rest of the pieces for 2018 is here: WCGS 2018 Music Pdf Please practice your parts. Then you will enjoy things more and the playing will go better. Members playing: As usual we will have time for members playing....

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September 2nd Meeting featuring Gunter Herbig

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

Gunter will play for us music by the New Zealand composer and guitarist Bruce Paine. Here is an example of Bruce Paine playing one of his own pieces. Gunter is certainly an absolutely wonderful guitar player. We are very fortunate to have him living in Wellington and also coming to play for us at our meeting. Gunter Herbig was born in Brazil and grew up in Portugal and Germany. Influenced by such different cultures and aesthetic languages, he has developed a highly personal, charismatic, and expressive style of playing and performance. The balance of Brazilian sensuousness, intense Portuguese passion and German intellect and finesse is the hallmark of his playing. Since moving to New Zealand in 1989 he has made numerous national concert tours and has a busy performance schedule which has taken him to South America, Central America, and Europe, where he appears as a soloist and chamber musician in concerts and festivals. He has performed on several live broadcasts on television and radio in New Zealand and Mexico and has recorded for a number of film scores and television documentaries. He served as the Head of Classical Guitar and Chamber Music at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington and now teaches Guitar at the School of Music at Auckland University...

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Special Guest Matias Ceballo Aug 5th.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

Matias Ceballo This will start at about 5.30pm. Wellington based composer, multi-instrumentalist musician and vocalist originally from the South of Chile. Through his travels Matias has come to know the identity of the guitar in different countries of Latin America, and has dedicated his work especially to the Latin American Trova. In his compositions he mixes the Spanish guitar and the Latin American guitar. Matias has been playing music for over 20 years, and recorded a number of albums....

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July Meeting (1st July) New Zealand Music

Posted by on Jun 23, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

New Zealand Music A few years ago we had a meeting where we only played guitar music from New Zealand. Quite a few members played their own compositions. We would like to do the same thing for our July meeting this year . So that is the theme. Either play one or a few pieces you have composed yourself! Or played something by a New Zealand composer. How adventurous is that! Be challenged. Give it a go. We are...

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June 10th Meeting featuring Don King

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

To Avoid Queens Birthday this meeting has been transferred to Sunday 10th June. At Thistle Hall 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington The meeting will start at 4.15 and finish at 6.30 pm. Access to the meeting room is through an open door on the side of the building in Arthur Street. Then go upstairs to the first floor. Featured Artist – Don King: Arranging for Guitar with Don King Also the regular activities: Meeting Introduction: Clyde will start...

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Arranging Workshop with Don King, June 10th, 2018, 4:15 PM

Posted by on May 20, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

Arranging for Guitar Arranging for Guitar With Don King An interactive workshop. (Please bring pencil, rubber, guitar) Well known New Zealand Guitarist and Creator of the famous “Play the Guitar” books (most used in Australasia ) Learn more about how music works. Learn How to take a melody and arrange it into a complete piece for fingerstyle guitar. Essential knowledge for all guitar players!!! When: Sunday 10th June, 5pm to 6.30 pm. Where: Thistle Hall, Corner of Cuba & Arthur Streets, Wellington (Go...

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Upcoming Meetings: May 6th , June 10th (not first Sunday!), July 1st.

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

Our next meeting will be held onSunday May 6th 2018 At Thistle Hall 293 Cuba St Te Aro, Wellington The meeting will start at 4.15 and finish at 6.30 pm Access to the meeting room is through an open door on the side of the building in Arthur Street. Then go upstairs to the first floor.   Featuring the NZSM guitar ensemble We are very fortunate to welcome the New Zealand School of Music Guitar Ensemble.(with warm thanks to...

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