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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 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: Pavane,,Mille Ducas” Galliarde,,Ghequest bin ick” Ronde,,Mille Ducas”...

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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 in through side door and up the stairs) Cost: This is part of the Wellington Classical Guitar Society monthly meeting. Members – Free, Visitors $5 Meeting starts at 4.15 with ensemble playing and members playing. Workshop starts around  5pm.  ...

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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 Jane Curry who leads this group). They will be our feature performance for the second half of the meeting. The student leaders of the group are Emma and Joel. Thanks to them also. I find it a truly beautiful  to see these young people passionately engaged in the performance of wonderful musical  repertoire for guitar ensemble. It is something important...

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April 8th 2018 Meeting – special guests – graduating classical guitarists from the New Zealand School of Music

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

Please note: In April we meet 1 week later to avoid Easter. On April 8th 2018 Our next meeting will be held on Sunday April 8th 2018 At Thistle Hall 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington The meeting will start at 4.15 and finish at 6.30 pm. Main performance will start at about 5.30 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 performers: We are most fortunate to have graduating classical guitarists from the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University performing at our next meeting. Emma Sandford and Joel Baldwin, and Oliver Fetherston and Rameka Tamaki will perform a programme of music for two guitars by composers from Brazil, Poland, Italy and the UK. Emma and Joel will play:...

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First Meeting of the Year, Sunday March 4th, featuring Jane Curry

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018 in General News | 0 comments

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday March 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.   Featured performer: We are most fortunate to have Jane Curry perform for us as our guest performer at our first meeting for 2018. This will certainly be beautiful and engaging music played with Jane’s usual wonderful skill and heart. Do not miss this performance.   Jane will play a programme of music by Spanish guitar composers Santiago de Murcia and Francisco Tarrega, and a set of transcriptions by Isaac Albeniz. Born in the UK and now based in New Zealand, Jane...

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