XY Strings, so-called because it used to be run by Guildford YMCA, is now supported by Guildford United Reformed Church, and particularly by the church’s Music Society, which has a special interest in promoting music-making by young people. We are very grateful to the church for the use of its premises, in which we meet on Tuesday evenings in term-time from 6.00 – 7.15.
XY is essentially a teaching group for junior string players (of all ages!) of approximate standard Grades 2 – 5, with some very welcome help from a number of more experienced players.
New members are always welcome. We present a Carol Evening at Christmas and play in local music festivals, and give Summer Concerts.
Our summer concert, held on 1st July, was a huge success, raising a fantastic £450 for Surrey Young Carers. Our thanks to all who contributed so generously! Surrey Young Carers send their warmest thanks and wanted us to know the donation will go towards helping fund the young carers respite activites.
Autumn Term 2017
Autumn term rehearsals started on 5th September at 6.00pm at Guildford United Reformed Church. Admission free: retiring collection in aid of Surrey Young Carers.On 13th November the main group and the Chamber Group were both Commended for their performances at Woking Music Festival; the Chamber Group was awarded the Kingdon Trophy.
Spring Term 2018
We are busy preparing for the Godalming Music Festival. Our class is on Tuesday, 6th March at 8.15pm at the Borough Hall, 3, Bridge Street, Godalming, GU7 1HY. Do come and support us! We are also looking ahead to our Summer Concert on Saturday, 7th July at 6.30pm at Guildford URC. Meanwhile, we had a visit from Paddington Bear, who was on a tour of the churches in the Wessex Synod of the URC.
New members are always welcome - just contact Gillian on firstname.lastname@example.org.