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Re: today's setting up and spikes

May 19th 2018

Dear allGood luck tonight - I’m sure you’ll be out of this world (see what I did there?) I have a ticket but also a lot of work and a rammed weekend. I hope to get there. If not, see you in September. I doubt I’ll be at the barbecue - it’s on Father’s Day. Best wishesMarionOn 19 May 2018, at 08:23, Alice McVeigh via BSO celli <cel...@bromleysymphony.org> wrote: Dear all,Looking forward to seeing you early  - despite crap parking due to football event at Langley! ...Continue Reading

today's setting up and spikes

May 19th 2018

Dear all,Looking forward to seeing you early  - despite crap parking due to football event at Langley!!!! -  to set up (except for Helen M., who will instead be looking sensational, as it's the only time she could have her hair done). And Marion, not playing this concert. With luck, the basses will help as I have a duff hamstring, which is currently hamstringing my tennis.I will be bringing my old spike *AND* my Mitsuke triple brilliante new spike for you to try (if you have the old 8 ...Continue Reading

super spike!!!!!!!!

May 2nd 2018

Dear all,I am blown away. Yesterday I went to London to try out the amazing Mitsuke triple brilliante spike. As I just wrote to the owner of Guivier's:/Dear Richard,////Just a short note to say THANKS for yesterday. The cello sounds sublime. It sounded very good after your colleague's great restoration work, even better after the Magnacore C got put on, and after yesterday - I'm blown away. ////It feels as if *all* the strings are new!!! (and* three* are old). And the open A-string (j ...Continue Reading

THANK YOU!

May 1st 2018

Dear celli Thank you SO much for my birthday wishes and OVERWHELMING generosity...I had planned to try and slip this one past quietly after celebrating a Big 59 last year!! Forgot to reckon with Alice's penchant for public speaking lol!! I was gobsmacked (look it up Alice - it means speechless haha) on opening the card - off to London today for birthday treats with Beth and David and some serious shopping! Also the sun is shining and I have free travel - woohoo Thanks so much xx ...Continue Reading

thanks

April 17th 2018

Dear all,I was very touched by getting yet another present from you last night (the main one being your generosity in playing for the Rohingya refugees in the first place!!- for which I can't thank you enough).I HAD said 'no presents' for my 60th, and I meant it, but - as it happens - my eyes are constantly getting worse (my 'new' orchestra glasses are out-of-date after only two months, so, yet again, my prescription must have deteriorated) and I'd actually been thinking of buying one of these. ...Continue Reading

card for my fiftieth from the celli

March 22nd 2018

You are all way too kind. And too supportive. And too terrific.I really thought that you had all ALREADY given me the most wonderful B-day present /ever/, by consenting to play for absolutely no money for a cause I really care about, only last week.(Not to mention giving up several evenings, when you all work so hard - not to mention Mary's coming back, out of the goodness of her heart, from retirement!!)We have had so many great comments, and so much very generous stuff written about us, on Fa ...Continue Reading

THANK YOU

March 19th 2018

Just a short note to say *THANK YOU* to each of you for last night, for your support, your playing and your rehearsing and special thanks to those of you (Becky and Anne esp.) who helped to bail us on on the coffee crisis (My church friend Marianne forgot she'd promised to get the coffee going, lol). Also want to flag up Helen G. for her lovely Hymnus solo and to apologise for Helen M. for playing one of HER solos in the last Handel (I just assume solo has to mean me, what a prat!!!) THEN ...Continue Reading

programme etc. for tomorrow

March 17th 2018

Dear all, 1) Great rehearsal. Thanks so much for helping raise money for this cause!!!!2) Please remember, 3:40 latest arrival and it's at my church *NOT* the church on my road!!! My church is Christ Church URC, Petts Wood, BR5 1LH, (loads of Sunday parking). Junction of Tudor Way and Willett Way.3) concert dress: black (doesn't have to be long) with colours if desired, scarves or earrings, whatever!!!4) The Carter Room (behind the church proper) is where we can leave our cases.  ...Continue Reading

Re: Re[2]: BSO celli

March 16th 2018

Hi there,Just wanted to wish all the performers for Sunday’s Concert well. Sorry I can’t be there & support/play but I hope you get a good audience despite the chilly weather. I’m sure you’ll put on a fantastic performance.Looking forward to being back with you at rehearsals after Easter.Love,Mandy xxOn Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at 20:24, Alice McVeigh via BSO celli <cel...@bromleysymphony.org> wrote: Brilliant question!!! With luck (my church is now applying for a new minist ...Continue Reading

Fw: Re[2]: BSO celli

March 15th 2018

PS We don't want to be unhelpful to the woodwind sextet, however, as (after the church meeting votes on everything, including possible new minister, prob. finishing around 2:30) the sextet will be rehearsing in the church. We need to be sensitive about entering while the sextet are rehearsing, is what I mean.  ------ Forwarded Message ------ From: "Alice McVeigh via BSO celli" <cel...@bromleysymphony.org> To: "BSO celli" <cel...@bromleysymphony.org> Se ...Continue Reading

Re[2]: BSO celli

March 15th 2018

Brilliant question!!! With luck (my church is now applying for a new minister, ours having buzzed off to South Africa, and the URC is a deeply democratic church, so everything is voted upon and the church meeting on March 18th commences ) we SHOULD be able to rehearse around 3 on Sunday.Thanks so much.XXA ------ Original Message ------ From: "gbfage" <gbf...@yahoo.co.uk> To: "Alice McVeigh" <astm...@giardini.co.uk> Sent: 15/03/2018 18:42:18 Subject: Re: BSO ...Continue Reading

BSO celli

March 15th 2018

Hi guys, Looking forward to tomorrow!!! Will be gathering here at seven, with all the furniture cleared from the extension, and (with luck) starting at half-seven. Will supply snacks to those in need. My church secretary has requested spike protectors in the church. Am reminding you about stands for tomorrow eve (and on the day) just because of the /Hymnus/ (unless you WANT to share a stand? It'd be poss.)Yours, hoping for no snow,XXA ...Continue Reading

Re: FW: iScanner: Holst Planets

March 15th 2018

Grateful thanks to Hel for doing these.Was dumbfounded with the Roy Harris. Never felt so much like a spare part in all my life. Did he hate section principals - or rank-and-file???? I have never had 140 bars of rest before, while hard work was going on behind. Ridiculous!!!!!XXXA ------ Original Message ------ From: "Helen Griffiths via BSO celli" <cel...@bromleysymphony.org> To: "BSO celli" <cel...@bromleysymphony.org> Sent: 14/03/2018 22:47:47 Subject: FW: iS ...Continue Reading

FW: iScanner: Harris (Roy) Symph3

March 14th 2018

*From:* Helen Griffiths <hgri...@hotmail.com> *Sent:* 13 March 2018 18:03 *To:* Helen Griffiths *Subject:* iScanner: Harris (Roy) Symph3 Created with iScanner App Harris - desk 2-to-infinity bowing!! ...Continue Reading

FW: iScanner: Bernstein Candide

March 14th 2018

*From:* Helen Griffiths <hgri...@hotmail.com> *Sent:* 13 March 2018 17:58 *To:* Helen Griffiths *Subject:* iScanner: Bernstein Candide Created with iScanner App Candide! ...Continue Reading

FW: iScanner: Holst Planets

March 14th 2018

*From:* Helen Griffiths <hgri...@hotmail.com> *Sent:* 13 March 2018 17:55 *To:* Helen Griffiths *Subject:* iScanner: Holst Planets Created with iScanner App Holst attached! ...Continue Reading

FW: iScanner: Holst Planets

March 14th 2018

*From:* Helen Griffiths <hgri...@hotmail.com> *Sent:* 13 March 2018 17:55 *To:* Helen Griffiths *Subject:* iScanner: Holst Planets Created with iScanner App ...Continue Reading

Sunday

March 11th 2018

Thanks so much for yesterday and looking forward to seeing you on Friday night!!! Have got a new Duke Ellington which looks great but we won't shove it in if it's too hard. If *possible*, could those of you who haven't yet shared the concert with Unicef link on Facebook think about doing so? It's THE way to get donations from friends who'd like to support you/it but who can't make the concert!!!!Yours very gratefully,AlicePS Might bring the parts for the Duke Ellington tomorrow. We could e ...Continue Reading

for info, from AM

March 2nd 2018

http://www.aitchisoncellos.com/publications/cello-and-bow-articles/technical-articles-about-the-cello/humidity-and-cellos-2/ I was worried yesterday eve about whether I might be getting a buzz on the cello, and found this article.Have just 'bathed' the cello in the small loo (with hot shower running hard) for ten minutes, like Colin Carr, and it sounds much happier now.Be careful, obviously, about getting water on the varnish. I put it in in the Hercules cello holder (note: REMOVED THE BOWS) bu ...Continue Reading

Fw[2]: March 18th charity event from Bromley cellos, quartet and sextet

February 26th 2018

Dear cello friends,First: remember NO orch. tonight!!!!Second: I know you're all coming to the concert, but if /possible/ need to have some idea of spouses/partners interested in coming to mine afterwards.The caterer for my little B-day event following the chamber music concert is pressing me for some idea of numbers (it's only a buffet but still. . . ) for March 18th, following the cellos' concert for the Rohingya refugees.If you COULD let me know if you/your spouse plan on attending I'd be ve ...Continue Reading

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