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.
We present a Carol Evening at Christmas, play in local music festivals, and give Summer Concerts.
New members are always welcome - just contact Gillian on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest News: XY goes virtual
We are now having 'virtual rehearsals' every week. We are currently playing Howard Thompson's 'En Famille' and his arrangement of 'Country Gardens' transcribed from Cecil Sharp by Henry Gheel. We are also enjoying 'Hippomud': Howard Thompson's arrangement of Flanders and Swann's 'The Hippopotamus'.
A typical rehearsal session...
...includes time for chat and refreshments...