Worcester Classical Guitar Society

Rehearsals are at St. George’s Church Hall in Barbourne
New members welcome
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The Guitar Society promotes ensemble playing for guitarists of all ages and abilities.  We have a Guitar Orchestra, a Youth Guitar Orchestra (WYGO) and the long-standing Worcester Guitar Quartet.  We also encourage other ensembles and solo playing.

Read on for all the news on artists, concerts and other random ramblings that may be of interest.
We also have some guitar  music videos for you to enjoy.

Xufei Yang from Fei's garden

Guitar Duo Recital

Wed July 20th 1:00 pm

Flamenco with Oscar Herrero

Concert in Kinver

Michael Durrant

Leonora Spangenburger

Music of John Brunning

Xufei Yang

Duo Siquera Lima plays Tico Tico

Cawsand GuitarFest

Cawsand Bay
September 9th - 11th

Duo Siquera Lima plays Tico Tico

James Girling

with Halesowen Orchestra
July 9th

Quinteto Astor Piazzolla Tango Music

Alexandra Whittingham

Guiting Power
July 26th

Oscar Herrero Flamenco Tuition

Michael Christian Durrant

Concert in Kinver

Jul 16th 2022

Michael will be returning to the stage for a special concert performance in his hometown of Kinver on Saturday 16th July 2022.  Please note this date has changed from the February date originally shown.

Having taken a break from performing for the past couple of years, Michael will be presenting a new programme of music  The link to the Eventbrite website below gives full details of the evening’s programme which includes  Bach's timeless Chaconne and the deeply evocative Invocación y Danza by Joaquín Rodrigo. 

Tickets are available now by following the link below:

Tickets Available  HERE

Leonora Spangenburger at Siccas Guitars

New Album
New Music

Xufei Yang

Music of John Brunning

Xufei Yang combines with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in this new CD produced with the composer John Brunning.  John Brunning himself is a radio presenter with Classic FM, a Composer, one time Pirate Radio DJ and also played guitar with the ‘70s Blues and Jug Band Mungo Jerry.  

The Concerto Magna Carta is so named because it was completed during the 800th anniversary year of the historic document’s signing.  It also has a distinctly British feel to it and the Cadenza, contributed by Xufei Yang herself, contains references to many folk tunes from around the British Isles as well as melodies from each of the Concerto’s movements.

As well as the concerto the album contains Brunning’s 5 Romances for Guitar and the evocative Lacrimosa for Guitar and Cello.

A new Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra is a welcome addition to the classical guitar repertoire and Xufei Yang’s playing brings expression to John Brunning’s melodies.  Do listen by following the link below and see if you want to add this to your collection.

Xufei Yang Website  HERE

John Brunning Website  HERE

Music from Xufei Yang's Garden

Wed July 20th
Guitar Duo at St George’s Church

Guitar Society Concert

One more chance to hear some guitar music...

Our themed concert “Places” took place as planned on June 11th, we had a great audience and the weather was kind, allowing us all to enjoy the Tea & Cakes in the garden.

All over now, so at our next meeting, July 10th, we’ll be planning our next concert and probably playing some individual favourites.  Great time to come along if you are thinking of joining us.

One more opportunity to hear some music, though.  Steve Bridgwater and Tim Roberts will be playing as a guitar  duo in  St George’s Church - the church itself, not the hall -  on  Wednesday July 20th at 1:00 to 1;45 PM. 

Duo Siqueira Lima plays Tico Tico, one guitar, 4 hands

Alison Smith
Soloist and Organiser

CawsandBay GuitarFest

Cornwall, Sept 9th - 11th

The Cawsand Bay GuitarFest is returning for 2022 following successful festivals in 2019 and 2021. The location is the Rame peninsula in South East Cornwall, near Torpoint and just across the Tamar river from Plymouth.
The event includes Workshops, Master Classes, Concerts, Ensemble playing and talks from luthiers.  Individual  concerts will be given by Alsion Smith, Craig Ogden and the Eden-Stell Duo.  Sounds like an interesting weekend in a stunning location.
For full details please visit the GuitarFest website, the link is provided below.

Anfaz by 3M, African Kora Music

Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre

James Girling

Concerto Soloist with Halesowen Orchestra

The exceptionally talented James Girling features as a Concerto Soloist with the Halesowen Orchestra.  He will be playing Rodrigo’s Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre.
This is part of an evening of Spanish and Spanish influenced music.  James Girling is an up and coming star, so good opportunity to see him and support a local Midlands orchestra.
The concert takes place at Halesowen’s Cornbow Hall on Saturday July 9th at 7:30 pm.

Details & Tickets  HERE

Quinteto Astor Piazzolla tango music

Alexandra Whittingham

Guiting Music Festival

Guitar Concert 6:30 pm
Tuesday July 26th

An opportunity to see the talented Alexandra Whittingham at the Guiting Music Festival - not far away in Guiting Power, near Stow on the Wold in the Cotswolds.  
Full details of the programme are available by follosing the link below, together with a tickets link on the Guiting Festival Website.  The music is wide ranging, from Fernando Sor to Jorge Morel via Tarrega, Villa-Lobos and Piazzolla amongst others.
Sounds like a good opportunity to combine a day out in the Cotswolds with an interesting early evening concert.

Guiting Music Festival HERE

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