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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”

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

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December 2nd meeting with special guest Gunter Herbig

Posted by on Nov 25, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

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 2009, Naxos, the world’s largest classical music label released Gunter’s second CD “Prospero Dreaming – New Zealand Guitar Music by Douglas Lilburn and David Farquhar” (Naxos 8.572185) which received a 5-star review from the NZ Herald. In June 2017, Naxos released “Dream Weaving – New Zealand Guitar Music Volume 2” (Naxos 8.573765). Critics’ voices: (Ulrich Hermann, The New Listener), October 2017: “On the whole, this second CD by Gunter Herbig is a masterpiece, as it is very rarely heard in the inexhaustible – almost sprawling – repertoire of guitar music on such a high musical and authentically lived level” (Hans Hofer, Coburger Tageblatt), January 2006: “(Gunter Herbig) is an absolute master of his metier; he performed with dreamlike secure virtuosity, from breathed harmonics to...

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November 4th Meeting – Special Guests Guitawa

Posted by on Oct 21, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday November 4th  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. Special Guests – Guitawa Guitawa is the guitar ensemble of Tawa College. It is made up of ten year 9-12 students. The group performs several times a year at school, this year they will give their first public performance at Thistle Hall. Guitawa will perform music by Vivaldi, Charlton, Gammie, and Pottle/ 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! 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) Milonga Del Angel LAchramae Pavan Awake Sweet Love  Note that the whole document with these and the rest of the pieces for can be downloaded from http://yadi.sk/d/_TAHmWE33SciZ3 . Please practice your parts. Then you will enjoy things more and the playing will go better. Members playing:...

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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...

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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...

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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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