hago in pictures - 2012

Hampshire Guitar Orchestra in pictures - 2012

Welcome to our gallery of photos from 2012 - highlights of just some of the things we've been up to...

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Here's the team working up an appetite at the rehearsal a few days after our 13th birthday

hago's 13th birthday cake

We can't have a birthday without a cake - thank you Viv!

Where's Wally?

hago's new concert dress looks vaguely familiar...

The Hampshire Guitar Orchestra

After the cake, concentration just wasn't quite as sharp...

Hampshire Guitar Orchestra playing for Naomi House in Milford On Sea

Milford On Sea, raising money for Naomi House Children's Hospice

Hago's 100th concert shot

A bit of a grainy photo of our appearance at Waterlooville Music Festival. The Portsmouth News quoted the Mayor of Havant saying we had "amazing virtuosity"

Hago's 100th concert shot - Take One

Initial attempts to produce a 100th concert shot were a bit scrappy

Hago's 100th concert shot

When we finally got there, three people had nodded off

hago's 100th concert in Portsea

June 23rd saw something very special - our 100th concert and a chance to meet with Cambridge Guitar Orchestra again, at St George's Portsea

Read more in our Cambridge Guitar Orchestra Gallery

See photos and videos in our 100th concert memento page

100th concert card

It's not that easy getting a "Congratulations on your 100th concert" card, but this is great - our MD can rub out the amendments and re-use it on his 100th birthday - not that long to wait, actually :-)
As 100th birthday cards go, the phrase "to help you on your way" does seem to have two meanings!

Star and Garter

Here's some of the team in the Sandgate Room at
The Royal Star and Garter Home, Richmond for our morning concert

Speed dating

We started our autumn season with a particularly unsuccessful attempt at speed-dating...

Every rehearsal should start this way!

...but quickly moved onto a fingerstyle fish-feast.
Every rehearsal should begin this way!

Bronze Long Service Award

Also straight after the summer there was another Long Service Award...
Congratulations to Gill, another Bronze Award winner!

HAGO website 2012

The main sections in the website changed from vertical menus on the left to menus under the tabs, giving us a chance to display larger, more engaging, photos

Hampshire Guitar Orchestra at Hythe URC

Our first concert in the autumn was at Hythe United Reformed Church - our third visit, and we've already been invited back in March 2014!

hago at Bedhampton Social Hall

Our concert in Bedhampton on October 13th raised over £700 for the charity Canine Partners - our thanks to Havant Rotary Club for hosting the event.

HAGO at The Kings Theatre Southsea

On October 26th we opened the second act of The Loyal Variety Performance - a fund-raising concert hosted by ventriloquist Steve Hewlett, and dedicated to the memory of Joyce Brown, herself a keen fund-raiser for The Kings restoration.

The concert raised £2000, split between the Portsmouth Brain Tumour charity and the Kings Restoration fund

Kings Theatre Southsea

The Kings Theatre - a restored Edwardian Playhouse in Southsea, and venue for The Loyal Variety Performance in October

Twitter message

A tweet from Steve Hewlett, the organiser

Hampshire Guitar Orchestra in Kings Dressing Room

The Dressing Room was just a little squashed...

HAGO at The Kings Theatre Southsea

...the reason we spilled out into the corridor was that all this lot was underfoot!

HAGO at The Kings

Plenty of room on stage though!

See this on YouTube - HAGO plays Woman by Lennon

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