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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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September 1st Meeting featuring Joel Baldwin

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

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 Baldwin (BMus Hons Vic) Joel Baldwin is an award-winning classical guitarist based in Wellington, New Zealand. He has a focus on the performance of music of both the 18th century and contemporary works. Currently completing honours at the New Zealand School of Music Te Kōkī, he made his public debut as a soloist in 2016 in the Tairawhiti Museum in Gisborne as part of Jack C. Richards concert series. Baldwin was a finalist of the 2016 New Zealand Classical Guitar Competition, semi-finalist of 2018 Melbourne Guitar Foundation competition, recipient of the 2015 NZSM Directors scholarship, as well as being awarded New Zealand Aspiring Guitarist by the Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School, 2018. Of a...

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We have videos!

Posted by on Aug 11, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

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...

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Next Meeting – July 7 4:15PM

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

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...

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June 9th 2019 Meeting Featuring Michael Stoop and Michael Riddell

Posted by on May 18, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

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...

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May 5th Guest – Jake Church

Posted by on Apr 28, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

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...

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April 7th 2019 Meeting

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019 in General News | 0 comments

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...

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1st Meeting 2019 – Feature spot Jane Curry, Sunday 3rd March

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

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...

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