Hampshire Guitar Orchestra (England)

ハンプシャー ギターオーケストラはイギリス(英国)のイングランド南岸のハンプシャー州ポーツマス市にあります、今年は設立10周年です。日本の音楽愛好家に、デレク・ヘイステッド(音楽監督)のニュースレターをお知らせします。

News from hago
Derek Hasted – hago

Dear music lover
You are receiving this newsletter because you asked to be kept informed of hago – the Hampshire Guitar Orchestra – or because you booked tickets online at www.hago.org.uk.
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This free newsletter is a small-scale production to keep you in touch with what’s happening in hago – we always include links into our main website where you can read more, see photos and explore still further, so do click when you see a link…
Welcome to the many people who have subscribed since last issue. We’re running at well over 100 subscribers now – and you’re all very welcome :-)

How time flies, but the extra day this weekend (for non-UK readers, we have a public holiday today) means that we can catch up on pleasant jobs like writing newsletters!

In our last newsletter we talked about the three new pieces we were going to premiere at our concert on April 25th.
Well, best laid plans and all that… By the time the concert came along we had four new pieces. More in a moment….

Since we last wrote, we’ve had a couple more sell-out concerts and a couple of concerts with room for on-the-doors (that’s what you get when you play on a night when just down the road the Band of the Royal Marines is playing!)

We much enjoyed our visit to the quaintly-named Sherfield English, on the Hampshire/Wiltshire Border, and it was great to raise funds again for Age Concern, down in Portsmouth.
Our next concert was for our good friends at West Sussex Guitar Club, over at Bognor Regis, who were very supportive of us in our formative years, and for whom we were privileged to return to play a fund-raising concert for them. The concert was video’d, and if you visit our YouTube channel, you’ll find 5 new videos, including two of our four new pieces. Our thanks go to Sasha Levtov for the video footage. You don’t need to join YouTube in order to see the videos.

A week ago, we journeyed up to Richmond to play a concert for the elderly and disabled veteran soldiers who live at the Royal Star and Garter Home. Our afternoon concert was one of the most delightful and special occasions, and I think we were all a bit overcome by the loveliness of the people, and the majesty of their home. You can see a couple of photos in our Facebook album (membership not needed).

So that’s what we’ve been up to (we hope you enjoy the video clips!)

One thing’s sure – we never stop here in hago. We have some more concerts coming up, and we invite you to come along, if you can.

On 13th June, we travel to Quarley, near Thruxton motor racing circuit, west of Andover, for a concert in aid of Alzheimer’s, guests of the Four Parishes Arts Society.
On 20th June, we’re up in Cambridge, as guests of Cambridge Guitar Orchestra
On 4th July, we’re in Fareham at St Columba’s Church

And we have a LOT more concerts coming up after that too! Advance notice that on 4th October in the afternoon, we’re at the 2000-seater Portsmouth Guildhall again, guests of MGC.

Find out more on our concerts page.

PLAYERS – we may have a seat with your name on it…
Needless to say, we’re still always welcoming new players who want to be part of what we do – we can offer some unique opportunities. It’s hard work, but my goodness it’s fun!
We have a particular need right now for a couple of players who are about Grade 8 standard. Our music isn’t that hard, but we need players with a mature technique who will enjoy our varied repertoire. So do get in touch by replying to this mail if you are interested in coming to meet us at rehearsal.

Check out our website – there’s a whole lot of miscellaneous news there.
And you can find us on Facebook too.
If you’re not a member, you can read all our latest news. Check out the Boxes and Wall tabs.
If you’re a member, become a Fan – then you can get automatic reminders about our next concert, and get occasional news posted to your NewsFeed. Sounds a bit alien? Well, click the link and see!

Look out for us on local radio and in the press. And if you can get as a mention somewhere local to you, please do – word of mouth is our best advertisement!

We hope to see you at one of our concerts…

With best wishes from everyone in hago…
Derek – Musical Director

Hampshire Guitar Orchestra (hago) http://www.hago.org.uk/

ハンプシャー ギターオーケストラ (YouTube)
Hampshire Guitar Orchestra – South Hants in HD

Dear Derek Hasted (The Hampshire Guitar Orchestra) Thanks!!
Masao Kato (Japan) masaokato.jp

News from hago(Derek Hasted) – October 17th concert – 美幌音楽人 加藤雅夫 http://masaokato.jp/2009/10/15/064456


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  1. The Hampshire Guitar Orchestra (hago)
    Dear Derek Hasted (hago – Musical Director):

    Yokoso! bihorokato ようこそ、みなさんからのつぶやきを見ています! Welcome. I look forward to viewing your tweets! http://twitter.com/bihorokato

    加藤 雅夫 より 2009 年 10 月 15 日 07:09