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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 Here is a video from youtube of him playing his piece – ‘Resurrecting the Dream’ Michael Stoop is a Wellington-based guitarist, composer, and teacher. He studied classical guitar performance at the New Zealand School of Music with Matthew Marshall and Dr Jane Curry, and completed his Bachelor of Music in 2012. Since graduating, Michael has dedicated a lot of time...

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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 music to expand the repertoire and conventions for the guitar. He recently completed a Master of Musical Arts research degree at the New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī, Victoria University of Wellington under the primary supervision of Dr Jane Curry, which explored the collaborative practices between non-guitarist composers and guitarist performers during the creation of new works for the guitar....

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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 and Campbell Lovatt – specialist performers of plucked instruments from 16th to 18th century Europe.  However, due to personal issues they have needed to cancel the performance for this month. We hope to get them to play for us later in the year. So instead we have decided for our feature spot to have a showing of the following presentation:...

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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 on Sunday 3rd Feb to plan for the year. We have an interesting and pretty full program organised but are still open to any other offers or ideas you may have for feature quests for our Sunday afternoon meetings. As brief summary of the committee meeting is as follows:   Charitable Trust We discussed making the society into a charitable...

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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...

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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...

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