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Guitar Orchestra (GO)
Guitar Orchestra (GO)

CGSV's Guitar Orchestra is conducted by Ben Dix, who also arranges much of the material.

Playing in the CGSV Guitar Orchestra is demanding but rewarding. You must be committed to rehearsals and performances, but your musical appreciation, performance, sight reading and technical skills will improve tremendously. Additionally, friendships develop between orchestra members, and you will experience a great sense of accomplishment from the concert performances.

Auditions

... for Season 2014 will be held on Sunday 15th December, 1pm - 4pm at St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond. You must be a CGSV financial member to play in the orchestra (you can join on the day, but better beforehand). You should be prepared to play some scales and 6 minutes of material of your choosing, preferably two pieces of different styles. Sight reading skills are very important in the orchestra, so you will be tested on this too.

Rehearsal Etiquette

Orchestra members: e-mail or call if you can't make it; practice your parts before rehearsal; arrive 10 minutes before scheduled start time; bring your sheet music; listen to the conductor's instructions; watch the conductor's baton.

Concert Etiquette

Orchestra members: wear black; arrive 30 minutes before scheduled performance time; use a vibration tuner; do not tune compulsively or audibly between pieces - it's distracting to the audience.

Season 2014

Members: Tony Dann, Christian Ewings, Roger Harris, Leon Just, Lena Korenkova, John Michailidis, Shaun Rigney, Nicole Rogers, Bill Sinclair, Bill Spicer, Linda Sukamta, Noah Sycopoulis, Robert Vello.

Conductor: Ben Dix

Member Fees: $160 per player, $320 per family. Pay online now.

Concerts:
- 3pm Sunday 6th April, Toorak Uniting Church (as part of the "Celebration of JS Bach for Classical Guitar")
- 3pm, Sunday, 24th August, St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond
- 3pm, Sunday, 30th November, St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond

Rehearsals:
1pm to 4pm at St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond.
- Term 1

- Easter Break -

- Term 2 Break -

- Term 3 Break -

Season 2013

Members: Tony Dann, Christian Ewings, Miles Johnston, Vicky Johnston, John Michailidis, Paul Nash, Nicole Rogers, Bill Sinclair, Bill Spicer, Noah Sycopoulis, Robert Vello

Conductor: Ben Dix

Concerts:

- 3pm Sunday 26th May

- 7pm Saturday 17th August (featured performance at the CGSV Ensemble Extravaganza)

- 3pm Sunday 24th November

Rehearsals at St Stephen's Anglican Church, Richmond.
Terms 2 and 3, always 1pm to 4pm.

Season 2012

Concerts:
- 3pm, Sunday 27th May
- 9pm, Saturday 18th August (Ensemble Extravaganza)
- 3pm Sunday 25th November

Members: Bill Sinclair, Bill Spicer, Chris Johnston, Christian Ewings, Greg Smart, John Michailidis, Jessop Maticevski-Shumack, Louis Smith, Miles Johnston, Nicole Rogers, Vicky Johnston, Ziggy Johnston.


Conductor: Ben Dix

Season 2011
- 2pm Sunday 22/5 (St Stephen's Anglican Church)
- 7:30pm Thursday 15/9 (Scotch College)
- 2pm Sunday 27/11 (St Stephen's Anglican Church)

Members: Andrew Duganzich, Bill Sinclair, Bill Spicer, Chris Johnston, Daniel Ho, Greg Smart, John Michailidis, Jessop Maticevski-Shumack, Leni Philippe-Janon, Louis Smith, Michael Kofran-Rotondo, Miles Johnston, Nicole Rogers, Sammy Breve, Vicky Johnston, Ziggy Johnston.

Conductor: Ben Dix

Season 2010

Concerts:

We had 3 concert performances in 2010, on the back of a good 2009. Our repertoire and performance skills grew during 2010, thanks to the enthusiastic and skillful contributions of Ben Dix, our conductor and chief arranger.

Members: Andrew Duganzich, Bill Sinclair, Bill Spicer, Chris Johnston, Greg Smart, Jessop Maticevski-Shumack, Louis Smith, Michael Kofran-Rotondo, Miles Johnston, Rod Tasker, Sammy Breve, Vicky Johnston, Valentina O'Donnell, Ziggy Johnston.

Conductor: Ben Dix