The Cobweb Orchestra is a friendly multi-award winning open-access orchestra based in the North of England. The thriving York group is friendly and welcoming, and we enjoy playing a variety of music, from Beatles to Beethoven.
There is an extremely tolerant open-access policy; there are no auditions and there’s no weekly commitment.
Whether you’re a seasoned player, a relative beginner who has never played in an orchestra, or you’ve been too busy to practise for years and you’ve missed playing, you are always very welcome to join us.
While we can't meet physically, we have been running a virtual programmes of events:
- Fortnightly Musical Book Club: We discuss a work or composer and play an extract or a movement along to a recording. All players are on mute, but use the recording to play along to, whilst our director conducts. Thursdays, 6pm - 7pm
- Monthly Virtual Concert Party: We encourage members to prepare a performance and all other members act as audience. We have 5/6 acts each month, and all the audience are on mute, and then unmute to applaud. It encourages people to practice something and connect with others. First Saturday of the month, 7pm - 8pm
- One-offs: We are hosting a few one off discussions/lecture series on a variety of topics that may be of interest to people.
- Virtual Recordings: People can sign up to record their part and video which is edited together to make a virtual recording of a complete piece. We do this very light-hearted and with no pressure to achieve a certain standard! See YouTube videos here.
Visit the website or contact us to find out more!