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Summer course

 The next summer Yorchestra course will run from 28-31 August 2018

 28th 29th 30th 31st
Y3 ✓ ✓
YoYoStrings ✓


Applications will open in May 2018.


Course fees and bursaries

Yorchestra fees for 2017 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 2018 will be confirmed in January.

We believe the level of fees 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 contact the Yorchestra treasurer at  Applications for bursary funding should be sent in at the same time as the course application.  You can download a bursary application form here.


Venues for summer 2018 courses

Y1 and Y2 will be held at the University of York


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.

Please be aware that music students from the University occasionally use some of the rooms for practice during Yorchestra Courses.

Parking is available at the University under their Pay and Display scheme.


Y3, Y4 and YoYoStrings will be held at Heslington Church

For Y3, the course will run from 10.00am to 3.45pm each day, with a concert at 3.15pm on the final 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.

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.

Parking is available on the church field (entrance on Field Lane).

If you would like to share lifts, we may be able to put you in touch with other families travelling from your local area.


Conductors and repertoire



Details to follow in 2018.