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The courses offered by Yorchestra

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

There are courses for all orchestras during the summer and Christmas sessions.  Because Yorchestras 1 and 2 tend to be made up of players of secondary-school / sixth-form age, who are likely to be preparing for external examinations shortly after the Easter holidays, the Easter session is for Yorchestra 3, Yorchestra 4 and Yorchestra Young Strings only.

The Easter and Christmas courses run over a maximum of 3 days, and the summer course runs over a maximum of 4 days.

Special workshops (eg. jazz / improvisation, chamber music) are usually included in the 4 day courses.

 

Orchestras

Yorchestra offers five different levels of orchestra, each with repertoire which is carefully selected to match the playing abilities of the participants.  To check which one is likely to be right for you, click here: Orchestras ▶︎

 

Venues

For more information on course venues, click here:  Venues ▶︎

Course dates for 2019-20

The courses for 2019-20  will take place between the following dates:

 

EASTER 2019
Yorchestra 3 16-17 April
Yorchestra 4 15 April
YoYoStrings 16-17 April

Click here for more details:   Easter 2019 course ▶︎

 

SUMMER 2019
Yorchestras 1 & 2 27 – 30 August
Yorchestra 3 28 – 30 August
Yorchestra 4 27 August
YoYoStrings 28 – 29 August

Click here for more details:   Summer 2019 course ▶︎

 

CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR 2019/20
Yorchestras 1 & 2
2 – 4 January 2020
Yorchestra 3 3 – 4 January 2020
Yorchestra 4 2 January 2020
YoYoStrings 3 – 4 January 2020

Click here for more details:   Christmas 2019 course ▶︎