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Welcome to CGSV
Welcome to CGSV

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2016 Activities

We are still finalising our 2016 activities. In the meantime come along to one of our Guitar Gatherings!
Guitar Gatherings
Richmond: 7pm-9pm third Monday of each calendar month, February to November, at St Bartholomew's Anglican Parish, 290 Burnley Street, Richmond.

Geelong: 6:30pm-8:30pm last Wednesday of each calendar month, February to November, at Vines Road Community Centre, 37-61 Vines Road, Hamlyn Heights.

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2015 Activities

We have adopted "Early Music" as our theme for 2015, in recognition of having John Griffiths join our committee. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Griffiths_(musician).

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CGSV Guitar Orchestra

Concerts:

- 3pm Sunday 13th September, St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond. "GO and Friends", featuring the GO plus ensembles from Presentation College Windsor, VCA Secondary School and Kilvington Grammar.
- 1:30pm, Saturday 19th September in concert with Melbourne Guitar Quartet at Melba Hall, Melbourne University, as part of the Melbourne Guitar Foundation's guitar festival and competition.
- 1:30pm, Sunday 11th October in the Salon Room at Abbotsford Convent, as part of the Melbourne Guitar Makers Festival. See www.guitarmakers.com.au
- 1:30pm, Sunday 6th December at St Bart's Anglican Parish, 290 Burnley Street, Richmond (followed by the 2015 AGM).

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School Guitar Gala Concert

Sunday, 16th August, 7:30pm-9:30pm, at James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies College, 203 Barkers Road Kew.

Participating schools: Haileybury College, Geelong Guitars, Trinity Grammar, Xavier College, Kew High School, Brighton Grammar, Nossal High, Balwyn Guitars, Strathmore Secondary College, Macrobertson's Girls High School, Melbourne University Acoustic Guitar Ensemble, Beaconhills Acoustic Guitar Ensemble

Special guest artists: Slava and Leonard Grigoryan.
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Composition Competition

Entries close 31/12/15. Theme is "Homage to Gaspar Sanz". Adjudication by John Griffiths.
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Solo Guitar Competition

CGSV's 2015 Sadie Award will be awarded to the winner of the Melbourne Guitar Foundation's 2015 Solo Competition. CGSV will also provide the cash prize of $1000 to the winner. See www.melbourneguitarfoundation.com/competition.

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Guitar Gatherings

Richmond: 7pm-9pm third Monday of each calendar month, February to November, at St Bartholomew's Anglican Parish, 290 Burnley Street, Richmond.

Geelong: 6:30pm-8:30pm last Wednesday of each calendar month, February to November, at Vines Road Community Centre, 37-61 Vines Road, Hamlyn Heights.

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Performance Practice Sessions

The perfect opportunity to practice for exams, recitals or other performances. You will have 30 minutes of "exam conditions" to perform pieces and/or technical work that you nominate. You will receive verbal feedback at the time and a written report designed to assist dialogue with your teacher or mentor. You do not have to be enrolled for exams to benefit from a formal performance practice session.

Scheduled sessions:

- 1pm to 5pm Sunday 6th October. Tutor: Ben Dix.
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Slava Classes

Attend a group master class hosted by Slava Grigoryan. Limited places available, and your teacher must nominate you. $120 per student (CGSV members only). Bring sheet music on the day.

The class itself can't be viewed by the public, but each class is followed by a brief student concert.

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Annual General Meeting

4pm, Sunday, 6th December at St Bart's Anglican Parish, Burnley Street, Richmond.

Have your say. Vote for committee members. Ask questions. Hear about 2014-15 financial performance and plans for 2015-16.

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Enter the Twilight Zone ...

Join us at 4.15pm after Guitar Orchestra rehearsals at St Stephen's Anglican Church for our Twilight Student Recitals. Gold coin donation requested.

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