Postponement of AGM. And change to next rehearsal date & location.

Two issues for your attention:
*1) AGM*
I have been discussing with the committee the possibility of a one off delay in the holding of our AGM.
In clause 12.a our constitution says “The AGM shall be held annually on the second rehearsal of the Orchestra year.” That would have been our next rehearsal. However this would be problematic as we currently have two officers of the committee away having medical treatment.
Under clause 20.a of the constitution it says “These Rules shall not be altered or rescinded except with the consent of a majority of Full Members.” So I am asking you to vote, via the Doodle Poll below, for a temporary change to clause 12.a just for this year to postpone the AGM until January 2020.
doodle.com/poll/u6dbwunxzkghcv8d
*2) Next rehearsal moved in space and time*
Few members could make the rehearsal on the 22nd and based on the previous Doodle Poll the 29th seems to be a better choice. So 22nd is cancelled and we will meet on the 29th September instead.
Foxton Village Hall was not available for the 29th so I have had to arrange an alternate venue which will be Milton Road Library, Ascham Road, Cambridge CB4 2BD. We will be in Meeting Room 2. The library is normally closed on a Sunday so we will gain access via a key in the key safe at the front of the building.
Michael

Rehearsal plan or 8th September.

1) Tico-Tico: play through at slow speed to help out those who are new to the group or have changed parts.
2) Work on Deux Thèmes and after we work on it, do a run through. Michael has kindly added the score to the Members’ repertoire page so if you missed a rehearsal (or just want to double check you have everything written down), you can add your dynamics to your part. We can now try to play this faster after 3 rehearsals: crotchet = 65
3) Touch her Lips by Walton: add dynamics and play through.
4) Tren Urbano: Those of you who have missed rehearsal, please ask Michael who are your band partners and find out the dynamics for your part. Beg-43: run through. Note: Intro is crotchet = 80 and at bar 23 we are doing crotchet = 125 (remember that I am adding a full bar of counting to establish our new tempo before bar 23) Bars 68-91: run through. bars 133-167. Note: at bar 134, the tempo is crotchet = 80 and we’re back to crotchet = 125 on bar 142. Again, I will do a full bar of counting before bar 142 to establish new tempo. bar 91-133: Note: the new tempo and key change. 80 might feel too fast, we can try 70 for our 1st time rehearsing it. New section: bars 200 to the end
We may have to stop for Tea Time mid Tren Urbano, we will continue rehearsing it after Tea.
5) Rehearse Villanesca by Granados, will make sure the copy with dynamics on the score is scanned.
6) End with all 3 Purcell, makes for a lovely & light dessert.
(NB: annotated scores with dynamics for Deux Themes and Purcell in the members’ area of the website cgo.org.uk/members-area/repertoire-scores/ )

Next rehearsal Sunday 8 September – and dynamics

I hope you had a good break and are ready for our next rehearsal on 8 September!

There is a copy of the “Deux Themes” score, annotated with Valérie’s dynamics, as well as an updated version of the Purcell dynamics. You will find both on the members’ scores page of the website: cgo.org.uk/members-area/repertoire-scores/ . Maybe worth checking that you have annotated your score correctly.

THE MENU – Sunday 14th July

1) Tico-Tico: play through at slow speed to help out those who are new to the group or have changed parts.
2) Work on Deux Thèmes and after we work on it, do a run through. Mike has kindly added the score to the Members’ repertoire page so if you missed a rehearsal (or just want to double check you have everything written down), you can add your dynamics to your part. We can now try to play this faster after 3 rehearsals: crotchet = 65
3) Touch her Lips by Walton: add dynamics and play through.
4) Tren Urbano: Those of you who have missed rehearsal, please ask Michael who are your band partners and find out the dynamics for your part. *Beg-43*: run through. Note: Intro is crotchet = 80 and at bar 23 we are doing crotchet = 125 (remember that I am adding a full bar of counting to establish our new tempo before bar 23) Bars 68-91: run through. bars 133-167. Note: at bar 134, the tempo is crotchet = 80 and we’re back to crotchet = 125 on bar 142. Again, I will do a full bar of counting before bar 142 to establish new tempo bar 91-133: Note: the new tempo and key change. 80 might feel too fast, we can try 70 for our 1st time rehearsing it. New section: bars 200 to the end
We may have to stop for Tea Time mid Tren Urbano, we will continue rehearsing it after Tea
5) Rehearse Villanesca by Granados, will make sure the copy with dynamics on the score is scanned.
6) End with all 3 Purcell, makes for a lovely & light dessert

Menu for rehearsal on 30 June 2019

Dear CGO Members, Similar to last time, but look carefully as there are a few differences:
1) Tico-Tico: play through at slow speed to help out those who are new to the group or have changed parts.
2) Bach: Bars 1-20, 2 quavers = 55 Those of you who have missed rehearsals, please look at the score Michael sent you and write in your dynamics. This will allow you to catch up & be prepared for this weekend. *New:* Bars 21-24 and bars 97-the end
3) Work on Deux Thèmes and after we work on it, do a run through. Mike has kindly added the score to the Members’ repertoire page so if you missed a rehearsal (or just want to double check you have everything written down), you can add your dynamics to your part. We can now try to play this faster after 3 rehearsals: crotchet = 65
By now we may be ready for Tea & Biscuits
4) Play through all of the Passacaglia by Walton
5) Touch her Lips by Walton: add dynamics and play through
6) Tren Urbano: Those of you who have missed rehearsal, please ask Michael who are your band partners and find out the dynamics for your part. *Beg-43*: run through. Note: Intro is crotchet = 80 and at bar 23 we are doing crotchet = 125 (remember that I am adding a full bar of counting to establish our new tempo before bar 23) Bars 68-91: run through. bars 133-167. Note: at bar 134, the tempo is crotchet = 80 and we’re back to crotchet = 125 on bar 142. Again, I will do a full bar of counting before bar 142 to establish new tempo bar 91-133: New section to learn. Note: the new tempo and key change. 80 might feel too fast, we can try 70 for our 1st time rehearsing it.
7) Not sure if there will be enough time to play through the Purcell but if we do, then that’s always a lovely way to end rehearsal.

The Menu for Sunday 9th June.

*The latest from Valerie giving the Menu for Sunday 9th June:*
1) Tico-Tico: play through at slow speed to help out those who are new to the group or have changed parts.
2) Bach: Bars 1-20, 2 quavers = 55 Those of you who have missed rehearsals, please look at the score Michael A sent you and write in your dynamics. This will allow you to catch up & be prepared for this weekend. *New:* Bars 21-24 and bars 162-the end
*Tip:* When learning a new piece (whether solo or ensemble), it is recommended that on most pieces, you work it like bookends. So, we will be adding on new parts every rehearsal but from the beginning and from the end, working our way to the middle.
3) Work on Deux Thèmes and after we work on it, do a run through. Mike L has kindly added the score to the Members’ repertoire page so if you missed a rehearsal (or just want to double check you have everything written down), you can add your dynamics to your part. We can now try to play this faster after 2 rehearsals: crotchet = 60 (we’ll try 1st at 53, then 56, then 60 to build up speed).
By now we may be ready for Tea & Biscuits.
4) Play through all of the Purcell. Those of you who are new, I have sent the score to Mike L and he has added it to the Members’ Repertoire area so you can add in your dynamics.
5) Touch her Lips by Walton: add dynamics and play through.
6) Tren Urbano: Those of you who have missed rehearsal, please ask Michael A who are your band partners and find out the dynamics for your part. *Beg-43*: run through. Note: Intro is crotchet = 80 and at bar 23 we are doing crotchet = 125 (remember that I am adding a full bar of counting to establish our new tempo before bar 23) Bars 68-91: run through. bars 133-167. Note: at bar 134, the tempo is crotchet = 80 and we’re back to crotchet = 125 on bar 142. Again, I will do a full bar of counting before bar 142 to establish new tempo bar 91-133: New section to learn. Note: the new tempo and key change. 80 might feel too fast, we can try 70 for our 1st time rehearsing it.