Ensemble Music Scores and Parts for November 4th Guitar Society Meeting

Dear Guitar Enthusiasts,
Here is the ensemble music we will be playing at the upcoming meeting October 7th at Odd Fellows Hall starting at 7:30 pm. These are the pieces we plan on performing at the Guitar Society Winter Concert on Saturday December 14th at the Corvallis-Benton County Library. We will rehearse the last four pieces at the October meeting. Everyone is welcome to come and join in. The parts suitably reflect different levels of playing, so take a look at the scores and decide which parts you would like to play, print them out, work on them a bit, and bring them along to the meeting with your guitar. Don’t worry about whether you can play everything, and don’t feel obliged to perform in the concert. The goal is to encourage all local guitarists to pick up their guitars, come along and have fun!

The full score and parts for Nimrod cannot be posted online for copyright reasons. If you wish to choose a part, email me at jmds157@yahoo.com

The Next Guitar Society Meeting is Monday October 7th 7:30-9:30pm

Our Motto: Inspiration and Participation

Venue: Odd Fellows Hall, Corvallis
Free & Open to the Public

Our inspiring featured artist for this meeting is Portland Oregon’s Jessie McCann. Jesse is an award-winning classical guitarist who made his debut at age 17 on the gulf coast of Mississippi, winning first place in a number of local and regional guitar competitions. In addition to being a top prize solo winner, he has led two award-winning guitar trios and is currently a member of the Oregon Guitar Quartet. Jesse is currently on staff for PSU and PCC’s music faculty.

The October 7th meeting will also include our OPEN GUITAR ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL for the music we will be performing at the Winter Concert on December 14th at the Corvallis-Benton County Library.  The music is posted to the website below: ensemble music scores and parts for guitar society meeting … so check out the scores online, download the parts you would like to play and bring them along to the meeting with your guitar and join in! EVERYONE is welcome and the scores include parts suitable for all levels of playing.

AGENDA MONDAY October 7th 2019
7:30 – 7:35 pm Welcome
7:35 – 8:15 pm Open Guitar Ensemble: check out the music and download from the website.
8:15 – 8:40 pm Open Stage: share your music with us – all solo guitar styles (or ensembles) and all abilities welcome.
8:40 – 8:50 pm BREAK and Refreshments
8:50 – 9:30 pm Featured Concert Artist: Jesse McCann

Entrance is FREE and open to the public (donations gratefully received).

Location: Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd St, Corvallis, OR 97333. The entrance is between New Morning Bakery and Sedlaks Boots and Shoes.

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events,
Best Regards
Jon Sharp
President, Corvallis Guitar Society

The 3rd Annual Corvallis Guitar Festival 2019


All Events Take Place at the 1st Presbyterian Church, Corvallis

We are excited that the 3rd Annual Corvallis Guitar Festival is just around the corner and will provide a bumper crop of talent, entertainment, and participation in the world of classical guitar and ukulele! The three concerts, workshop, lecture and Master Class will all be taking place at the 1st Presbyterian Church on 8th St downtown Corvallis on Saturday May 11th starting at 10:00am in the morning through 9:30pm in the evening.

The concerts feature Ian O’Sullivan, a great Hawaiian classical guitarist and ukulele musician, and Grammy Award winning classical guitarist Bill Kanengiser. Also, in line with our goal to bring local guitarists out of the woodwork, there will be a short concert performed by the Corvallis Guitar Ensemble led by Cameron O’Connor.

Tickets for the concerts are now available downtown at Grassroots Books and Music store on 2nd St, Corvallis; tickets are also available online at Brownpaper Tickets: https://cgf2019.brownpapertickets.com/.

More information is available on the Guitar Society website: www.corvallisguitarsociety.org

It’s going to be an inspiring and hugely enjoyable event with a wide variety of guitar (and ukulele) music styles so mark your calendars, and here’s the schedule:

10:00am – 12:00pm Masterclass with Bill Kanengiser: 4 students, 30 mins each

Venue: Sanctuary     
Free and open to the public 

12:00 – 1:00pm                 LUNCH

1:00 – 2:00pm            Featuring James Bishop Edwards, Cameron O’Connor & Tom Strini

Discussion and music performance from the period 1750-1800 when the newly developing early Classical six single string guitar and the traditional five and six course Baroque double string guitar were contemporary. The lecture includes two historical instruments: a 1798 Italian guitar (Fabricatore) and an 1800 Spanish guitar (Benedid).

Venue: Sanctuary 
Free and open to the public

2:00 – 2:30pm                 BREAK

2:30 – 3:30pm            Hawaiian Guitar and Ukulele Concert featuring Ian O’Sullivan

Venue: Sanctuary 
Tickets available at Grassroots Books and Music 2nd St. Corvallis, online, and at the door

4:00 – 5:00pm            Ukulele and Hawaiian Music Workshop with Ian O’Sullivan

A brief history of the ‘ukulele, prominent players and style, strumming and picking techniques, chord melody, and arranging for ‘ukulele as a solo instrument vs ensemble.

Venue: Allison Room                                
Free and Open to the Public 

5:00 – 7:00pm                 DINNER BREAK

7:00pm- 7:30pm            Corvallis Guitar Ensemble Concert Directed by Cameron O’Connor

7:30pm – 10:00pm         Closing Concert: Classical Guitarist Bill Kanengiser

Venue: Sanctuary 
Tickets Available at Grassroots Books and Music 2nd St. Corvallis, online, and at the door