Hampshire Guitar Orchestra in pictures - 2009
Welcome to our gallery of photos from 2009 - highlights of just some of the things we've been up to...
Our pictures for 2009 begin with food.
What a surprise!
Here's our 10th birthday, in February
hago played at Sherfield English as our opening concert in 2009.
We were touched to receive a lovely card at the end of the evening.
On March 22nd we welcomed Mark Eden over to share a day of food and friendship.
Check out our Masterclass Gallery for the story of what happened behind closed doors....
In April, we played a concert at West Sussex Guitar Club.
You can watch 5 pieces from the concert at our YouTube channel.
One of our loveliest concerts we've EVER played was at the Royal Star and Garter Home in Richmond.
This magnificent building is home to many ex-servicemen & women and widows/widowers of serving people whose disabilities mean that they need the care and attention that only a place like this can offer.
It was a privilege to play to so many fantastic people!
Here's a shot of hago tuning up just before the start.
One of our most moving and special concerts ever....
The hago year wouldn't be complete without our annual "joust" with Cambridge Guitar Orchestra. (CGO)
It was an "away fixture" this year, and here are the All-Blacks psyching themselves into a frenzy....
Visit our CGO gallery for the whole story - there's a LOT more to tell!
Well, here's a clue then...
CGO's Musical Director Peter Rueffer is welcomed with tokens of affection, and is looking a little confused.
He sports a "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here" look...
On 2nd July we took this panoramic view of a hago rehearsal.
Thanks to Kate Morris for the photo!
We were thrilled to be invited back to Portsmouth Guildhall as guests of Milton Glee Club for a massive concert.
There's something so moving in playing to such a large audience - it's a wonderfully powerful thing....
And here we are in the Dressing Room, trying to look calm!
Soon afterwards we played at the historic Church of St Mary's in the grounds of Portchester Castle.
In order to give everyone the best chance to hear us, we sat sideways in the Church - here we are setting up...
The stage is set for our final public concert of 2009, at St Barnabas, Swanmore, in aid of The Rowans Hospice.
Here's our 2009 website design with an "action shot" on the home page