hago in pictures - 2004

Hampshire Guitar Orchestra in pictures - 2004

Welcome to our gallery of photos from 2004 - highlights of just some of the things we've been up to...

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hago at chichester

On 31st January, we braved fierce gales and icy draughts to play at St Paul's Church Chichester, with West Sussex Guitar Club and special guest Amanda Cook. See and hear more in our West Sussex Guitar Club Gallery

Hampshire Guitar Orchestra at the Church of the Resurrection

On 8th February, we were invited to take part in the Opening Concert for the 2004 Portsmouth Music Festival at the Church of the Resurrection, Drayton.

We're barely visible!

HAGO at St Thomas Bedhampton

On 6th March we played at St Thomas Bedhampton in aid of their Parish Worker Appeal

Open Rehearsal

On 10th June, we held our first Open Rehearsal - a chance for local guitarists to come and share music, food and wine.
See more in our Open Rehearsal Gallery.

The hago team at St Edward's Cambridge

Exactly a month later we held a massive concert in All Saints Church, Portsmouth, with guests Cambridge Guitar Orchestra and Crofton Guitar Ensemble (pictured), who were led by Amber Saunders

Cambridge Guitar Orchestra in Portsmouth

Cambridge Guitar Orchestra, conducted by Peter Rueffer.
See more in our Cambridge Guitar Orchestra Gallery.

Hampshire Guitar Orchestra at All Saints Portsmouth

And here's hago warming up...

HAGO at the Michael Tippett, Bath Spa University...

At the end of July we travelled to Bath Spa University, to the final concert of the IGF Guitar Festival 2004, where we were playing as part of our prize from the 2003 Guitar Orchestra Competition of GB.

Visit our Out-Takes for a different caption to this picture!

HAGO at IGF, Bath Spa University...

Here we are in concert, and yes, the lighting really WAS that bizarre!

HAGO's website - summer 2004

Here was our website in the summer of 2004

Changing our name

On September 23rd, we met at St John's Purbrook to celebrate changing from Havant Area Guitar Orchestra to Hampshire...

Read more here...

hago's contra or contrabass guitar

A little later in the year, we officially handed over the first of hago's Contra to Rich, our first full-time Contra player

hago at Queen Alexandra Hospital

In December, we played at QA Hospital in Cosham in aid of The Rocky Appeal

HAGO's New website

Another shot of us at Queen Alexandra Hospital

HAGO's New website

And here's our website at the end of the year, with our new name and over 350 pages. Our mailing list also grew in numbers.

A change in webhosting raised the number of pages served per day, peaking at 787 on Christmas Day!

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