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 have given six Summer Concerts in aid of the GURC Malawi Education Project.
It has now been confirmed that our Festival class on Thursday, 16th March will be at 8.30pm at Godalming Borough Hall. I already know that Angie and Iwan will sadly not be able to be with us, and suspect that one or two others was also not be available. Please could you let me know ASAP whether you will be free to play on that evening, and whether you will need help with transport. Liz Ball, the Section Secretary responsible for our class, has sent out an extremely helpful e-mail to all participants: I've copied it below, as it should tell you all you need to know. We will be playing 'The Hallelujah Chorus' and 'Carol for Chris', and I imagine that dress will be black for ladies and black trousers/white long-sleeved shirts for gentlemen (unless anyone has any more colourful suggestions?).
Looking ahead: it's possible that we might be asked to play for a birthday party event on the evening of Saturday, 13th May in Farnham. Could you let me know, please, if you would be free and willing to take part in this?
We shall be meeting as usual on Tuesday, 6th February. The following week is half term, so there will be no meeting on Tuesday, 13th February.
United Reformed Church
83 Portsmouth Road