March 1st, 2020 Meeting

Sunday, 1st March 2020: Wellington Classical Guitar Society Meeting Hello all, our first meeting for this year is Sunday, 1st March 2020 (Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington) Start 4.15 pm Finish 6.30 pm. Access is through an open door on the side of the building on Arthur Street. Head upstairs to the first floor AGM: Since this is our first meeting for the year, we will briefly start with an annual general meeting (AGM) to present the annual accounts and other business.  Sight-reading/ensemble/open floor: Our playing programme will start with a sight-reading piece, large ensemble, and solo/small
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September 1st Meeting featuring Joel Baldwin

Hello all, our next meeting is on Sunday 1st September 2019 (Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington) Start 4.15 finish 6.30 pm. Access is through an open door on the side of the building on Arthur Street. Head upstairs to the first floor. Large Ensemble: We have been playing Adagio (Beethoven), Every breath you Take, Bartok, Minuets A and E (Bach). If you would like to prepare a part for El Choclo, Moonlight Sonata, 007 and Pretty Woman – we can have a read through at the next meeting. The featured artist for our September meeting is Joel
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We have videos!

Some videos performed by the WCGS ensemble: Uploads 2:36 Every Breath you Take – Sting – WGS guitar ensemble Adagio Cantibile – Beethoven – for WGS Guitar Ensemble Bela Bartok Blumenlied – WCGS guitar ensemble Bartok – Such die Nadel – for WCGS guitar ensemble JS Bach – Minuet in A Minor for guitar ensemble JS Bach Minuet in E Minor for guitar ensemble
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Next Meeting – July 7 4:15PM

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday 7th July 2019 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. Another interesting performance: Cathy Knowsely – Don King has been a lute and guitar player in New Zealand and Australia for many many years. He is very famous for his creation and publication of the 2 famous guitar tutors. These are the most
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June 9th 2019 Meeting Featuring Michael Stoop and Michael Riddell

Please note change of date due to Queens Birthday! Our next meeting will be held on Sunday 9th June 2019 At Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington The meeting will start at 4.15 and finish at 6.30 pm. Feature Spot this month: This month we have two excellent performers and composers presenting their own compositions. It is great to support the composers of the present. Imagine if no one had supported Back or Mozart!!! About Michael Stoop Here is a video from youtube of him playing his piece – ‘Resurrecting the Dream’ Michael Stoop is a Wellington-based guitarist,
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May 5th Guest – Jake Church

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday 5th May 2019 At Thistle Hall 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington The meeting will start at 4.15 and finish at 6.30 pm. 5th May special guest Our special guest for this month is Jake Church “…his experience performing around the country showed in his easy manner and obvious enjoyment… His playing was delicate, expressive and evocative…” Anne Bovett, stuff.co.nz. About… Jake Church is a Wellington-based guitarist who specialises in experimental-new music to expand the repertoire and conventions for the guitar. He recently completed a Master of Musical Arts research degree at
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April 7th 2019 Meeting

Guitar Society – 7th April meeting – Special feature – presentation on playing baroque music on guitar 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. 7th April special guest: We had planned to have the following performers this month: Steve Pickett and Campbell Lovatt – specialist performers of plucked instruments from 16th to 18th century Europe.  However, due to personal issues they
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1st Meeting 2019 – Feature spot Jane Curry, Sunday 3rd March

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday 3rd March 2019 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. Committee Meeting – February 2019 Welcome to 2019 and another year of guitar activities with the Wellington Guitar Circle. Your committee met on Sunday 3rd Feb to plan for the year. We have an interesting and pretty full program organised but are still
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December 2nd meeting with special guest Gunter Herbig

This month our special guest is Gunter Herbig. He is certainly one of New Zealands finest players and he plays with a special depth and “soul” His playing will be a mix of classical and electric guitar pieces. Mostly Bruce Paine and a few of his  Gurdjieff transcriptions. Here is a link to him playing a few Bartok piece https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEwDVV-6P-M&index=4&list=PLSqsPr9s2KcfQy-s-HDj3kUvi0FA1meTx Gunter has recorded several CD’s. They are available as below. In general this is the sort of music that is best appreciated with repeated listening.   Listen to Gunter’s bestselling CD “Hauturu – Where the Winds Rest” online at http://www.emusic.com/label/ode-records-Musicadium-MP3-Download/202088.html In May
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