but rehearsals with recommence on Tuesday 6th September.
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.
Our summer concert took place on Saturday 16th July and a huge thank you goes out to all who made it such an enjoyable success! This includes those who played, those who practised all the music but sadly couldn't be with us on the day, those who provided the (wonderful!) refreshments, those who worked so hard to serve them and clear up afterwards, those who helped 'front of house', and all parents and supporters without whose help XY just woudn't happen. Particular thanks to our soloists, all of whom played very well indeed, and to our guest players who gave us so much help and support.
The money raised from the concert (which has now reached £230.00) goes towards the GURC Malawi Education Project.
United Reformed Church
83 Portsmouth Road