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Avant garde guitar survey

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

Jake Church is collecting data through an Avant-garde guitar survey. It would be great if you could take a few minutes to help him out, link here:...

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Meeting on Dec 3rd – Christmas Party

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

Christmas Party: This is our last meeting of the year. We will have plenty of playing. But also if you could bring something of a Christmas afternoon tea for us all to share that would be great. “The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul” – J.S. Bach Featured Artist: Owen Moriarty 1. Owen has very kindly agreed to play some solo music for us at our final meeting for the year. What he will play will be a surprise. Whenever Owen plays it is always a delight. Thanks very much Owen for your generosity in sharing your skill and talent with us. Meeting Introduction 2. Clyde will start us off with an introduction simpler piece for all in a group situation. Many thanks...

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Next Meeting 5-November and Youtube Videos

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday Sunday 5th November 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. This month of November is Trinity exam time. Students have been preparing their exam pieces during the year. So it is great if they can have a run through playing for our guitar group. Some guitar students from the Guitar Program at Victoria University will be presenting pieces from their final performances for 2017 at our meeting next Sunday 5th November. This will be great range of wonderful pieces played to a fine level of performance. Come and support these aspiring young...

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Octobers Meeting – Sunday October First. Everyone Featured.

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

No featured artist this month. However our feature activity will be that we will record 3 more pieces on the little zoom video camera which can then be loaded onto youtube so that you can show family and friends what you do in Cuba Street one Sunday a month. At Thistle Hall : 293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington The pieces will be: Drink to Me Only German Dance The water is wide Hong Dou Ci These can be accessed at https://yadi.sk/d/BI7xQ7yv3EXcDR Please practise as much as you can. But even if you feel confident to play in only one or two of the pieces – just do that. You can always step out for pieces you don’t feel confident with. I will have spare copies of the music but bring your own if possible. First part of the...

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Pepe Becker is the featured artist for the next meeting – Sunday, September 3rd, Thistle Hall, 4:15

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

Next Meeting: Sunday 3rd September Special Notice The members of the Wellington Guitar Circle are invited to the Three Altos, a Viola Spectacular Gala Concert with the NZSO. Monday 4th September 7:30-9:30.The concert is the gala event of the 44th International Viola Congress taking place in Wellington from the 1-5th of September and features three of the best viola performers in the world today. We have been allocated a block of free tickets, all you have to do is let us know on Sunday if you would like to go.Link below https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/the-three-altos-viola-spectacular/wellington Our featured artist for our meeting for the month of September is Pepe Becker. Here is a link to a youtube where she is singing with another singer and other instruments (For our concert she will accompanying herself.) Here is some biographical information about Pepe PEPE BECKER...

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August 6th 2017 Meeting, Thistle Hall, 4:15PM

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in General News | 0 comments

At this meeting we will not be having a featured artist. Instead….. 1. We will have our ensemble meeting. Last time we started with Clyde running us through 2 simple pieces well within the capability of relatively early stage guitarists. This was very successful and several people said to me afterwards that they enjoyed and appreciated this. We really want our group to be for students of all levels. 2. After Clydes work the ensemble will have a go at preparing and recording 2 more pieces a. The Water is wide b. German Dance – see if you can get some good practice done on your parts for these pieces in particular. 3. Depending on time we will play through more of our ensemble repertoire. 4. Next we will enjoy members playing of solos and group pieces. We may...

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