Yorchestra courses are held three times a year, during the school holidays at Easter, Summer and Winter.

Easter Course – 3rd to 5th April 2024

The Easter course runs over 3 days and is held at Archbishop Holgate’s School:

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Young Strings/Wind (10am – 12.30pm) ✓  ✓ 
Primo (10am – 3.45pm)
Mezzo (10am – 3.45pm)

Because Maestro tends to be made up of players in exam years, no Maestro course runs during the Easter holidays as most students are in the middle of preparing for external examinations.

Summer Course – 27th to 30th August 2024

The Summer course runs over 4 days and is held at the Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York:

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Young Strings/Wind (10am – 12.30pm)
Primo (10am – 3.45pm)
Mezzo (10am – 3.45pm)
Maestro (10am – 4pm)

Winter Course – 28th to 30th December 2024 (TBC)

The Winter course runs over 3 days and is held at the Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York:

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Young Strings/Wind (10am – 12.30pm)
Primo (10am – 3.45pm)
Mezzo (10am – 3.45pm)
Maestro (10am – 4pm)