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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”

1st Sunday of each Month

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4.15pm — 6.30pm
New Crossways,
6 Roxburgh Street,
Mt Victoria.

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Octobers Meeting New Venue!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

Octobers meeting (Sunday the 2nd) will take place at Thistle Hall – 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011. The start time has shifted by 15 minutes to 4:30.

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Septembers Meeting

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

Guitar Ensemble: This month features an extended rehearsal of ensemble music for our Christmas Concert If you have yet to join our ensemble – be brave – choose a part that suits your ability – print the music and start practicing. Owen has very kindly (as he does each year) taken responsibility for organising the guitar ensemble music. The pieces we are playing for a start are the following: 1.       Joropo 2.       Tyrolean Cradle Song 3.       The Sage Leaf 4.       Going Cuckoo 5.       The Water is wide. 6.     Little Prelude 7.     Forrest Ensemble Series No. 5 (My Love Hath Vow’d, Banks and Braes, Minuet for the French Horn, Gavot, La Filadora) Copies of all the above the ensemble pieces are available via this website (free to the public): http://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/orchestras.html Performance opportunities: All members and guests at the WCGS meetings are warmly encouraged to play something! This is a friendly and supportive performance outing which can help to focus your practice each month.  And please remember – it does not have to be the hardest piece in the world. And also it does not have to be played perfectly to be enjoyable for others to listen to. This a big part of what we are about – lots of us playing guitar....

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July 3rd meeting, “Hildegard to Handel”

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

 Special guests for July 3rd meeting… Pepe Becker Soprano, Shruti Box) Don King (Lute) Robert Oliver (Bass Viol) “Hildegard to Handel” Pepe Becker (soprano, shruti box), Don King (lute) and Robert Oliver (bass viol) present a selection of early music, ranging from 12th Century chant (by Abbess Hildegard von Bingen) and other Medieval songs, to Italian and English Renaissance lute-songs, to 18th Century operatic arias (by G.F. Handel). They will use instruments in ways not often heard to accompany...

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Special guests for June 5th meeting Trio Archi d’Amore Zealanda

Posted by on May 22, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

 Trio Archi d’Amore Zealanda would like to play at the next meeting – they head to Poland the following week and have two commissions to premiere, one piece by a NZ composer.   Michael Williams – Suite per antichi archi Arythmia Cavatina Fugue   Boris Pigovat – Strings of Love (2016)   Performed by Archi d’Amore Zelanda Donald Maurice – viola d’amore, Jane Curry – guitar, Emma Goodbehere – cello   Michael Williams (Waikato, NZ) and Boris Pigovat (Israel)....

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Theme for 1st May 2016 meeting

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

Owen Moriarty Giving us a preview of his up-coming St. Andrews solo concert. Owen Moriarty Born and raised in Wellington, Owen completed his Masters at Massey University in 2003, before heading to the US where he studied at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) with James Smith and Los Angeles Guitar Quartet members Scott Tennant and Bill Kanengiser. He also studied with Brian Head, Martha Masters, and Pepe Romero and participated in master classes with guitar luminaries Odair...

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Ray Ahipene-Mercer Guitar Builder and Repairer Guitar Player City Councillor

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

  Our next meeting will be held on Sunday 3rd April The address is Crossways (upstairs) at 6 Roxburgh Street, Mt Victoria. The meeting  will start at 4.15pm and finish at 6.30 pm.   This month our feature spot is dedicated to Ray Ahipene-Mercer. Ray has been building guitars for many years. On Sunday he will talk to us about the joys and challenges involved in building guitars. As a player he has a players perspective on what a...

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First guitar society meeting for 2016

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in General News | 0 comments

Tomorrow, Sunday, 6th March at 4.15 We have our first guitar society meeting for 2016. It would be really great to see you there. First we will have our all welcome guitar ensemble. Want to improve your guitar playing AND have fun! Take part in the guitar ensemble. Owen has been really really busy and is still getting our on-line music for the music group organised – but we do have one piece which was sent out with the...

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