Ensemble Music Scores and Parts for September 9th Guitar Society Meeting

Dear Guitar Enthusiasts,
Here is the ensemble music we will be playing at the upcoming meeting September 9th 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 in this order starting with the first four pieces. 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 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