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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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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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