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

Members playing:

As usual we will have time for members playing. Either ensembles, duos or solos.
And please, it does not  have to be “classical”  music that you
perform.  Jazz , pop , folk. And also “own compositions” are very welcome.

Last meeting

What a great turnout and great meeting. Our own guitar ensemble was fun. The members
playing was enjoyable. And then we had really excellent playing from students
from the NZSM. A trio. A duo. And then the large ensemble with 9 really
excellent players. Beautiful and interesting music played superbly. Thanks so
much to all of them and also to Jane Curry for her great work with her
students.Here are a couple of photos of the meeting.


New CD from Julie Bevan

 Dear Guitar lovers

Julie Bevan has been a Wellington based guitarist for many years. In more recent years she has developed a wonderful passion for and skill in the playing of Brazillian Music is is often heard around town and around the country gigging.
She has presented an Brazillian music workshop for us and also played for us a couple of other times at our Guitar circle. But she has also spent significant time living in Brazil and playing with top Brazillian musicians. For us in New
Zealand she is the Brazillian guitar master (mistress). 
Most recently she has completed a CD of her own Brazilian influenced music. I have heard the first track and really enjoyed it. Below you will find details about how to access this music and also if you choose, to contribute to the recording project.

These are Julies words…

Today’s the day: The launch of my PledgeMe campaign to complete
my new CD ‘Kaleidoscsope’ Really excited. I recorded the first tracks in Brazil
last month with producer/musician Marcelo Nami It was an amazing experience.
This is the first CD of my own music. Please help me realise my dream and pre
order an awesome CD

There is a download of ‘Flock of Elephants’ available on my Band camp site. It is free for the duration of the campaign:


 You can order pre-sales and/or donate to my campaign on PledgeMe:


 Campaign ends 2nd November.

Here is the Youtube link   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpLxRoL_Hf8

They can also get on bandcamp https://juliebevan.bandcamp.com/track/flock-of-elephants

 So appreciate the support.  

Nelson Flamenco & Classical Guitar Festival 2019

About the Guitar Festival

Directed by Miles Jackson and Dominique Blatti, NCMA’s inaugural classical and flamenco
guitar festival will take place at the recently re-opened Nelson Centre of
Musical Arts state of the art facilities from Sunday 13th  – Saturday 19th
January 2019.

The festival promises to be an inspiring week of concerts and musical study, with
students choosing between classical and flamenco guitar or flamenco dance.

For those wishing to study and perform chamber music, there will also be an
opportunity to work with the Goya String Ensemble.

The daily programme will consist of:

· ensemble playing

· forums

· workshops

· concerts.

Interested – visit : https://ncma.nz/guitar-festival-january-2019/

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