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...
Here's the team working up an appetite at the rehearsal a few days after our 13th birthday
We can't have a birthday without a cake - thank you Viv!
hago's new concert dress looks vaguely familiar...
After the cake, concentration just wasn't quite as sharp...
Milford On Sea, raising money for Naomi House Children's Hospice
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"
Initial attempts to produce a 100th concert shot were a bit scrappy
When we finally got there, three people had nodded off
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
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!
Here's some of the team in the Sandgate Room at
The Royal Star and Garter Home, Richmond for our morning concert
We started our autumn season with a particularly unsuccessful attempt at speed-dating...
...but quickly moved onto a fingerstyle fish-feast.
Every rehearsal should begin this way!
Also straight after the summer there was another Long Service Award...
Congratulations to Gill, another Bronze Award winner!
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
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!
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.
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
The Kings Theatre - a restored Edwardian Playhouse in Southsea, and venue for The Loyal Variety Performance in October
A tweet from Steve Hewlett, the organiser
The Dressing Room was just a little squashed...
...the reason we spilled out into the corridor was that all this lot was underfoot!
Plenty of room on stage though!
See this on YouTube - HAGO plays Woman by Lennon