2018-10-31

2018-10-08

Gold-coin donations to help with hall hire

Dear guitarists,

Each month, we hire our hall for a reasonable fee. This hire fee is usually covered by concerts run by the guitar club throughout the year. The remaining fees are covered by donations from our attendees. It costs $25 per hour to hire the hall.
As attendance to each monthly meeting is currently free, and as our concert earnings only cover the hire fees for a limited time, we would greatly appreciate gold-coin donations when you attend. There will be a donations box available at each meeting.
See you on Saturday.
Regards,
Jacob Wielgosz

2018-08-13

Penrith Eisteddfod: Sunday August 26

The 2018 Penrith Eisteddfod guitar program will be held on Sunday August 26.

Venue:
The Henry Lawson Club
144 Henry Lawson Avenue
Werrington 2747

Program commences at 11:00.

Adjudicator: Ricardo Andino
Convener: Glenn Hobbs

See you there.

2018-08-06

Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt

Here is a video of Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel arranged by Mitchell Newton, and performed by the Penrith Guitar Quartet.

See you at the next meeting on August 11.

2018-05-31

Penrith Eisteddfod: entries close soon


For those who have yet to enter, the closing date for the Penrith Eisteddfod is June 9. The guitar section will be held on Sunday August 26, at the Henry Lawson Sports Club, Henry Lawson Avenue, Werrington 2747. Please enter through Comps-online:
Categories for guitar:
G.1         Solo: 12 years & under   (one piece up to 3 minutes)
G.2         Solo: 16 years & under   (one or two pieces up to 5 minutes)
G.3         Solo: Open age                 (two pieces of a contrasting nature. Total performance time up to 7 minutes)
G.4         Ensemble: open age (one piece with a total performance time of up to 5 minutes. Ensemble consists of 2 or more performers)
Cash prizes are offered to the first three places in each section.
If you would like a test run of your pieces, why not play them at our next club meeting on June 9?
Regards,
Jacob Wielgosz

2018-03-07

Sydney Eisteddfod 2018


Dear guitarists,
Earlybird entries for the Sydney Eisteddfod close 13 March 2018.
There are four divisions in the classical guitar category (details are at the end).
Event No: 275 for any age
Event No: 276 for 18 & Under
Event No: 277 for 15 & Under
Event No: 278 for 12 & Under
 

Click on the link below to enter online.


Please also refer to guidelines under the Instrumental Solos & Duos Category Rules &
Conditions available online:
 sydneyeisteddfod.com.au/instrumental-solos-conditions Also consult with your teacher.
The above information was kindly forwarded by Christopher Keane of the Sydney Classical Guitar Society. The Guitar society does not organize these events but recommends them as a worthwhile experience.

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276: Classical Guitar (18 & Under)
Tentative Date & Venue: Sunday 29 July
Unaccompanied. Test: One or more items of contrasting nature of own choice. Last year’s winner not eligible.
Winner 11-15 years MAY qualify for Event 214 – see event conditions.
1st: $500. 2nd: $250. 3rd: $150. Sponsored by Anthony & Sharon Lee.
 

277: Classical Guitar (15 & under)
Tentative Date & Venue: Sunday 29 July
Unaccompanied. Test: One or more items of own choice. Total Performance Time of up
to 8 minutes, which includes time taken between items. Last year’s winner not eligible. If insufficient entries in either Events 277 or 278, these will combine.
Winner 11 -15 years MAY qualify for Event 214 – see event conditions.
1st: $150. 2nd: $100. 3rd: $50.
Sponsored by Agostino Music & Christopher Keane.
 

278: Classical Guitar (12 & under)
Tentative Date & Venue: Sunday 29 July
For the Leslie Andrews Memorial Awards
Unaccompanied. Test: One or more items of own choice. Total Performance Time of up to 6 minutes, which includes time taken between items. Last year’s Winner not eligible. If insufficient entries in either Events 277 or 278, these will combine.
Winner 11 – 12 years MAY qualify for Event 214 – see event conditions
1st: $150. 2nd: $100. 3rd: $50.

Sponsored by the Estate of the Late Leslie Andrews.
Entries close 13 March
 

275: Classical Guitar (any age)

Tentative Date & Venue: Sunday 29 July
One or more items of contrasting nature of own choice.
Total Performance Time of up to 10 minutes, which includes time taken between items.
Last year's Winner not eligible. Unaccompanied.
Winner: $750. 2nd: $300. 3rd: $100
The Winner also receives a performance opportunity with the Society. For information about the Society please visit: www.classicalguitarsydney.org.au
 
 
Tentative Venue: Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College - O'Regan Arts & Cultural Common


Enter online at sydneyeisteddfod.com.au


Sydney Eisteddfod offers performance opportunities, prizes and scholarships exceeding the value of $400,000. For a full list of events and conditions visit sydneyeisteddfod.com.au
02 9261 8366.

 

2018-02-04

No meeting February 2018

There will be no meeting in February 2018. The next meeting will be on March 10 at the usual time of 15:00. We look forward to hearing some playing, and doing some workshops and ensemble as usual. See you there.

Regards,
Jacob Wielgosz