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Christmas course

The next Christmas Yorchestra course will run from 28-30 December 2018


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Applications will open in autumn 2018.

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Y1 / Y2

Course fees and bursaries

Yorchestra fees are currently £50 per day, or £45 per day if applications are received by the ‘Early Bird’ discount deadline. Any increases to these fees for Christmas 2018 will be confirmed before applications open.

We believe this represents fantastic value for money, given the high quality of the course, but we also appreciate that some families face difficult financial circumstances. We are keen to ensure that as many young musicians as possible should be able to access what Yorchestra has to offer, and some assistance with course fees is available in the form of bursary funding for eligible applicants.

For more information regarding bursaries, please see our applications page.  Applications for bursary funding should be submitted at the same time as the course application.

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Venues and timings for Christmas 2018 courses

Y1, Y2, YoYoStrings  and Y4 will be held at the University of York

Because of when Christmas falls, it will not be possible to make use of Heslington Church for the final day of the courses.  Owing to this fact, on this occasion Y4 will be held at the University of York Music Department, alongside (but separately from) Y1 and Y2.

For Y1 and Y2, the courses will run from 10.00am to 4.00pm each day, with a concert at 7.30pm in the Sir Jack Lyons Hall on the final day.

For YoYoStrings, the course will run from 10.00am to 12.30pm each day, with an informal concert to family and friends at 12.15pm on the second day.

For Y4, the course will run from 10.00am to 3.45pm, with a concert at 3.15pm at the end of the day.


Y3 will be held at Heslington Church

The course will run from 10.00am to 3.45pm each day, with a concert at 3.15pm on the second day.


For more information on course venues, including location maps and information about parking, click here: Venues ▶︎

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Conductors and repertoire

Details to follow in autumn 2018.

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