Hampshire Guitar Orchestra in pictures - 2013
Welcome to our gallery of photos from 2013 - highlights of just some of the things we've been up to...
If music be the love of food, eat up!
Here's hago's first Rehearsal & Chips of 2013...
We had our own in-flight stewardess - Trolley-Dolly Avril
We're not saying that our contra players have large hands,
but this is a real photo, not a Photoshop mock-up... Honest!
If it's February, it's cake time!
Here's our 14th birthday cake, with the flames on the candles carefully chosen to be in the ratio of one to four in size...
"Oh, just a small piece then..."
Following the failure of last year's concert dress (inset), Derek tries a more religious garb, combining hago dog collar and red wimple...
On 4th March we appeared in The Portsmouth News
Shortly afterwards, our local postcode newpaper, PO9 Magazine ran a feature on us
Our concert in Farnham was advertised in the Farnham Herald
Review of our April concert in the Farnham Herald
In mid-May we journeyed for the last time to the imposing Royal Star & Garter Home in Richmond to play for the residents.
They will be moving to a new purpose-built home in the summer.
Our oldest audience member was 106 (and three quarters!)
One last time across the crossing to pack the guitars and head for lunch...
It's not Abbey Road (and a cyclist reminded us of that... our loudest heckler so far!)
Lunch was in a really peaceful pub down by the River Thames.
Just to prove our MD didn't spend the entire day behind a camera, here's
Derek & Clive, the famous double act...
Now remember, the pub was down by the river...
And what goes down must come back up again.
... And then up some more.
Still it's good to walk off a big lunch!
hago's concert at West Sussex Guitar Club - virtually a sell-out!
A view of the wonderful Recital Hall in Sudley Road Bognor
At the end of the evening, Artistic Director Sasha Levtov presented a red rose to every lady in hago
The team after breakfast - Sunday morning. Concert done.
And, for reasons too complex to explain, all laughing about mustard
At our July 4th rehearsal, we said Au Revoir, but not Goodbye to Anna and Gill, who are leaving hago. But they're returning as Alumni in October for our concert on October 19th!
We presented them with personalised photo albums, and Caroline made up two large bunches of flowers.
Here's our new hago team wishing Anna & Gill all the very best.
In November we played our 3rd concert at Four Marks, near Alton, in aid of
Friends of Boundaries Surgery, and it wouldn't be a hago concert without winding down with food and drink at a local hostelry...
After our Christmas Concert at a Sheltered Accommodation complex in Portsmouth we had a Christmas party with Chillis and Curries and some inexpensive crackers which had the largest and smallest paper hats we've ever seen!