Weekend Workshop - October 2017
Our last weekend workshop was on 7th and 8th October in Nayland Village Hall when we tackled Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony. This was quite a challenge as many of us were sight reading the music for the first time. In total there were nearly 50 players, some coming from as far as Norwich, Felixstowe and Southend. By the end of the weekend and with the sheer force of will of our conductor Matt Andrews we managed to play through the symphony in full without stopping, it was not always perfect but it was always played in great spirit. We came away knowing what great music this symphony is, how big a piece of music it is (not just in terms of its length, 50 minutes) and that this was something we could include in one of our concerts in the not too distant future. This was a great result for all of us and we came away from the weekend with a great sense of achievement.
And this year we were ably helped by two polypins of Colchester Brewery's finest ales which they generously donated to us.