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.
A big welcome to our new members this term. We had a great first rehearsal on Tuesday, even if some of us felt a bit rusty! But now we have dusted off instruments and grabbed our roisin we can look forward to some favourites by Bach and Handel as well as lots of new music!
We will also be thinking ahead to Music Festival opportunities this term.
Finally, an early 'heads up' for the diary - the Carol Evening will be the 6th or 13th of December (only 100 or so shopping days 'til Christmas !!).
United Reformed Church
83 Portsmouth Road