Latest Zoom Information

Dear CGO Members,
Mike Lloyd has now set up our own Zoom Personal Meeting ID which is:3177567251
The password is: CGO@Zoom1
These can be entered into the Zoom App if you already have it loaded on your machine.
But if you want to get in via a browser you can simply click on this link:
us04web.zoom.us/j/3177567251?pwd=N0VxbVM0NityTWU1bS9SaXV0ZDEyQT09
This information can be reused for all our zoom meetings (until such time as we decide to change the password).
Michael

Zoom meetings today aborted…

Apparently it wasn’t just me that had problems with Zoom today:
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/zoom-down-problems-today-service-status-issues-down-detector-uk-now-a9518896.html
Michael
On 17/05/2020 14:32, Dr Michael Dennis Addlesee wrote: > > Having to abort today’s Zoom meetings as there seems to be a problem > with Zoom. > > Have tried on two PCs here and they are both doing the same incorrect > things. > > Michael >

CGO: Zoom meeting and new music

Dear CGO Members,
We had a very nice Zoom meeting on the 19th April. Apologies to those who didn’t get the email with the link in time. I’m posting a bit earlier this time around. Also I’m giving two links, one for 2pm and another for 3pm in case we carry on for a bit. Short coffee/tea break interval between the two.
Zoom Meeting(s) for Sunday May 3rd:
2pm us02web.zoom.us/j/83270278359?pwd=bkFzVGIzb2k5bmxSaTlMU20vak51UT09
3pm us02web.zoom.us/j/85058029091?pwd=dFBqZzgzd3c5Q2pZeU5BLzNCZHV6dz09
Now at the last meeting Valerie talked a about two new pieces to add to our repertoire. These were tried out at Classical Minds weekend and judged to be hits. Mike Lloyd has put the music up on the CGO website in the usual place. Here are the part allocations.
Cantilena (K. Jenkins):
1: Colin and Michael 2: Tom, Mike 3: Antonio, Huw 4: Lily, Hans, Hannah 5: Mat, Anne, David
Concertino III (P. van der Staak [Note to Mike Lloyd – not “Valk” Mike, that was a TV detective back in the 1970s!]): Soloist: Mat 1: Michael, Antonio 2: Colin, Hannah, Hans 3: Tom, Lily, Anne 4:  Huw, David, Mike
And now I must get back to the Bach Bouree that I plan to play on Sunday. Still only at half the proper tempo! Michael

CGO Zoom meeting today at 2pm (Testing 1..2..3)

Michael Addlesee is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: CGO meeting Time: Apr 12, 2020 02:00 PM London
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Zoom meetings?

Dear CGO members,
A few of the committee members have been discussing the possibility of having informal online meetings.
I don’t think it’s viable to do ensemble playing, but it would be good to chat and maybe some people would like to play a solo to the others.
I’ve now signed up for a free membership with Zoom which should be a suitable platform. I understand free membership allows meetings of up to 40minutes normally but this may have been extended for the period of the coronavirus outbreak. You receive an email from the meeting host shortly before the meeting and it has a link you can click on which then opens in a web browser. It’s pretty easy to use, just follow the on screen instructions.
I propose we have one of these virtual meetups at 2pm on each of the dates we had previously arranged before the postponement. 19th April would be the next one, but how about we have a quick trial go this Sunday 12th at 2pm?
Michael

Another couple of things

Dear CGO members,
I should have said in the last email that Mat is also available for lessons online, and he is using zoom.us/ .
Secondly Tessa, our contact at Foxton Village Hall, tells me they have already received a considerable number of cancellations and says “In the interim, we would welcome any donations to help with the running costs incurred simply to keep the hall available for the future.”
I’m not sure if CGO funds could stand a donation at the moment as we are down on numbers, but I though I’d best share the request and leave it with you.
Michael
P.S. CM videos coming soon, I just wish we had switched the lights on! My Nikons don’t like low light, but I think the Blackmagic Design Camera did a good job.

CGO during coronavirus

Dear CGO members,
After consultation with the committee and following the government advice it is my sad duty to inform you that we are going to have to suspend CGO activities while the coronavirus outbreak continues.
I have spoken to Chris Dumigan (Manchester concert) and Hugh Boyde (Mandolins concert) and we concluded that both of the concerts, currently scheduled for June and July, will have to be postponed. Please don’t forget to cancel any hotel booking you may have made for Manchester.
I do not know when we will be able to resume normal activities, but I’m hoping that things will have resolved by the start of the autumn term. It may only be when a vaccine is available. We will just have to wait and see how things develop.
Please keep practising, it’s a good pressure release valve for daily life. I’m going to set myself some goals to motivate me as Ray Burley suggested at the Classical Minds weekend, which was a great success by the way. I’m sure Valerie would be pleased to advise on homework that could be done. She is now conducting private lessons via internet video link so please consider that if you think that would be helpful for you.
Existing payment for rehearsals will be carried forward to when we restart.
Stay safe,
Michael