Guitar Gatherings (GG)
CGSV's Guitar Gatherings provide the opportunity for players of all levels to perform to an audience of like minded and sympathetic guitar aficionados. This is great practice for exams and recitals, and helps to overcome performance anxiety. Watching and listening to others play will help your own technique and appreciation, and can assist in the formation of a playing repertoire.
Although relatively informal, the host will make sure that everybody gets a fair go, potentially via a playing roster. Generally one or two pieces can be played in succession. Extended performances over 10 minutes, can be accommodated by arrangement - please contact your Guitar Gathering host via Contact CGSV or FaceBook.
1. Guitar Gatherings
These now will be held at North Balwyn Baptist Church
Address: 136 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North, Vic 3104 admittance for members is free , non-members $10.
There will be a total of 8 of these events this year.
GG1: Host: Paul Nash; Feature: Nadia Sartori and Students. Saturday 6th April, 3-5pm,
Note: The first Guitar Gathering will start 1 hour later at 3pm!!
GG2: Host: Nadia Sartori: Saturday 4th May, 2-5pm,
GG3: Host: Paul Nash: Feature: Dan Nistico and Students 1st June 2-5pm ,and,
GG4: Host: Paul Nash. Feature: Dan McKay and Students. Saturday 6th July 2-5pm.
GG5: Host: Nadia Sartori. Feature: John Griffiths Saturday 10th August 2-5pm.
GG6: Host: Nadia Sartori. Feature: Susan Ellis and AMEB Examination Students. Saturday 7th September 2-5pm.
If you are sitting for any AMEB examination in the near future then come along and play through your pieces and get Susan’s expert advice on what went well and what you need to work on for your examination. Please ring Paul Nash 0413 059 960 if you intend to play in this event.
GG7: Host: Paul Nash. Feature: To be advised. Saturday 5th October 2-5pm.
GG8: Host: Paul Nash. Feature: To be advised.. Saturday 2nd November 2-5pm.
GG9: Host: Paul Nash. Feature: To be advised.. Saturday 7th December 2-5pm
Of course members will be very welcome to play in the second half of these events. In addition, bring your new guitar along to show everyone!!
Come and introduce yourself at theses member events and play your favourite pieces to a receptive audience of fellow members and guitar enthusiasts. Even if you don’t plan to play you might like to try other member’s guitar or let them try your ‘baby’!
Guitar Gatherings are a members' event, but visitors are welcome to attend and play twice before joining. You can join CGSV at the Gathering or by clicking Become a Member.
Richmond Guitar Gatherings
These will be discontinued for the time being due to the unavailability of the venue. Venue: St Bartholomew's Anglican Parish, 290 Burnley Street, Richmond, 3121
Geelong Guitar Gatherings
6:30pm - 8:30pm, last Wednesday of each calendar month, starting 27/2/2019. Venue: Vines Rd Community Centre, 37-61 Vines Rd, Hamlyn Heights.
Host: Bill Sinclair
Sponsor: Vines Road Community Centre.
February, "Schubert" March, "Tango"
February, "Morbidity" March, "Asia" April, "Central America" May, "Composers with Q in their name" June, "Mazurkas" July, "Songs" August, "f# tuning, and tuning in general" September, "Harmonics" October, "Australian" November, "Music inspired by places" December, "Celebrations"