Invitation to participate in a Guitar Orchestra Retreat Weekend

Our charity is hosting a Guitar Orchestra Retreat in mid-Wales 24-26 July, and we would love to invite you and your members to participate. Those who just want to observe may also do so.
We will be doing some new exciting repertoire, including a movement from a very accessible student guitar concerto called Recuerdos de Andalucia. The event culminates in a showcase concert for participants with everyone having an opportunity to perform in the guitar orchestra pieces. Tons of inspiration and magical music making.
I attach the details to pass around to your members and we hope to see you there. Let me know if there is any other way we may collaborate in future.
Best regards
Dr Avril Kinsey TLDM, PDM, MMus (cum laude), DMus Artistic Director of Guitar Orchestra Retreat Programme Director FCTAMusic (#077942) +27 83 4114889

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35 years of the PGQ

I saw this excellent group at a couple of Dillington Guitar Festivals. They are really top-notch.
——– Forwarded Message ——– Subject: 35 years of the PGQ Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2019 16:59:52 +0100 From: Marek Velemínský PGQ <> To:

Dear friends,
*The Prague Guitar Quartet celebrated its 35th anniversary!* During its existence, it has played over fifteen hundred concerts around the world, recorded seven CDs and a number of recordings for radio and television. The PGQ has inspired many composers to write music for four guitars.
Sincerely yours PGQ

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Moonlight Mandolins featuring guests from Naples

Hello CGO contacts, I suddenly have an uncomfortable feeling that we may have forgotten to contact you re our upcoming concert in Cambridge with Mauro Squillante! Apologies for this oversight and we’d love to any of you there who can make it! I am pasting the text of a previous publicity email below, with all the details.
Dear friends of the Moonlight Mandolin Orchestra,
Our end of term concert is a rather special event this time: on Dec 7th we will be playing host to a very exciting trio of players and teachers from the Mandolin Academy of Naples, led by Mauro Squillante <>.
Our guests will offer mandolin masterclasses and and a multi-instrument improvisation workshop in the afternoon. At the evening concert they will do us the honour of performing with us as soloists in the Concerto Grosso No 3 in D minor (Scarlatti/Avison) and in the 2nd half they will play “Dark Side of the Mandolin” – their recreation of Pink Floyd’s classic album performed entirely on 2 mandolins and liuto cantabile. Probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience and definitely not to be missed!
Full details including booking links are here on our website <>, and please click here to view/download a poster <> for the event.
With best wishes,
Hugh Boyde (Musical Director)

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