The Easter Orchestra Course

Music

The music each year is chosen by the musical directors, bearing in mind suggestions from players on last year's course. For the programme on the next course, please see the music page.

Location

In 2014, the course will be held in Ellesmere, Shropshire, as it has been in recent years. For more information about how to get to the college, please see the travel directions page. More information about the area of Ellesmere can be found on the location page.

Dates

The 2014 course will run from Friday 11th to Thursday 17th April (the week before Easter).

Accommodation, Food and Facilities

Accommodation includes single study-bedrooms (some en-suite rooms are available), and a limited number of double (twin) rooms for those wishing to share.

The course fee for residents includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner for six days. For non-residents, lunches and dinners are available at extra cost (for more information, please ask Angela Pettit-Jones, our secretary, at pettitjones@btinternet.com). Morning coffee and afternoon tea are provided.

Facilities on campus include plenty of rooms for chamber groups (if you want do even more playing!), a swimming pool, tennis courts, a golf course, and on-site car parking. In the evenings, we run a bar after rehearsals.

Fees for the 2014 course

There are a limited number of double rooms: for those wishing to share, please apply together and indicate on your application form that you want to share.

Residents

£448 for a single-study bedroom
£460 for a single en-suite room (where available)
£400 per person for a twin/multi-bedded room
£428 per person for a twin/multi-bedded en-suite room

Non-residents

£189 (lunch/dinner are available at extra cost)

Students*

Thanks to very generous support from the Yellow Car Charitable Trust, there are some student/young people’s scholarship places available free of charge for string and harp players aged 25 or under. Please see the Scholarships page for more information and an application form.

There are also a limited number of subsidised student places (at £223) for students playing other instruments. Please apply using the general application form, and attach evidence of your student status to your application.

A deposit of £100 should accompany applications (returned if your application is unsuccessful), by the 11th January 2014. If you are offered a place, your deposit is non-refundable, and the balance is then due.

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