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.
We are looking forward to playing at the Godalming Performing Arts Festival on Tuesday 17th March at 5.25pm at Godalming Borough Hall, The Burys, Godalming GU7 1HR. We will play Howard Thompson's arrangments of a Marcello sonanta and the song 'Mary, did you know?', as well as a movement from the 'Liverpool Suite' by Paul McCartney and Carl Davis.
A typical rehearsal session...
...includes time for chat and refreshments...