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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.

Audition and First Rehearsal - NEW MEMBERS ONLY:
Sunday February 7th 1:00-4:00pm at St Bart's Anglican Parish, 290 Burnley Street, 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 to a rehearsal; 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, earlier if a short rehearsal is planned; use a vibration tuner; do not tune compulsively or audibly between pieces - it's distracting to the audience.

Season 2016

Current Members: Bill Oldham, Bill Sinclair, Bill Spicer, Christian Ewing, Geordie Cutts, Jelena Korenkova, John Michailidis, Linda Sukamta, Mahen Pathirana, Marc Askew, Paul Witty, Robert Vello, Roger Harris, Sammy Breve, Shaun Purkiss, Tony Dann, Will Archibald.

Conductor: Ben Dix

Orchestra Member Fees: $200 per player. Pay online now. (In addition, players must be CGSV Members for the whole GO Year. Note: CGSV Membership in due each July).

Concerts:

Winter Concert - 19th June (Short Rehearsal before Concert, Venue TBA)

End of Year Concert on 17th-18th or 19th November Venue TBA

Rehearsals and Concert Dates:
1pm to 4pm Sundays at St Bart's Anglican Parish, 290 Burnley Street, Richmond.
Season 2015

Members: Bill Oldham, Bill Sinclair, Bill Spicer, Christian Ewing, Geordie Cutts, Jelena Korenkova, John Michailidis, Linda Sukamta, Mahen Pathirana, Marc Askew, Nicole Rogers, Paul Witty, Robert Vello, Roger Harris, Sammy Breve, Shaun Purkiss, Tony Dann, Will Archibald.

Conductor: Ben Dix

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

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

Season 2012

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

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