The Moonlight Mandolin Orchestra will be performing a Sunday afternoon concert with Cambridge’s recorder band Zero Gravity. Music by Philip Glass, David Bowie, Gioachino Rossini, and Turlough O’Carolan.
15:00 Sunday 19.11.2017
St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ
The Moonlights warming up for our joint concert in Huntingdon earlier in the month with the Huntingdon Harmonia Singers. It was a great evening of music from both groups and those empty seats did get very full later on when the audience came in!
I should apologies first for this posting coming so very, very late. I’ve had difficulties posting to this site from my phone and it appears I was posting to the wrong one all along (doh!). – Mike
Anyhoo, where do I begin? Well there was the post to say we were heading up to Glasgow for the BMG Festival 2016 at Kelvinside Academy. Most of us journeyed up by train in cheery spirits ready for some grim Scottish weather – which never happened. It seems Glasgow in March is like a sauna. Result.
Mike Edie got third place in the folk category.
As an orchestra we were performing in the competition but so were many of our members as solos, duels and groups. Not much time and space to watch each other but a very exciting time shuttling between classrooms with music, stands and stringed instruments to perform under pressure.
Though the orchestra didn’t manage to win we got plenty of high recommendations and silverware for individuals.
10/10 to the organisers as everything ran like clockwork with amazing classes, top food, beautiful weather, gorgeous (and very posh) Kelvinside and stunning entertainment.
The Orchestra is looking for classical guitarists to join us. If you’re interested, you’ll need to be at a minimum of around Grade 5 standard, and able to attend our rehearsals in Histon on Thursday evenings.
If you’re a guitar teacher, and think that one or more of your students might be interested, please get in touch!
We’ll be inviting new guitarists to join either in January to take part in the BMG Festival in Glasgow, or March to prepare for our next concert programme.