2nd - 9th August, 2014

This year, St Bees School is hosting a new Orchestral Course in August.
Please see below a letter from a Director of the course regarding, in particular, string players.


My name is Huw Hughes, I am one of the Directors of this new venture in the Lake District. This is modelled very much on the very successful and highly popular Coleg Harlech Adult Orchestral Summer School, the demise of which sadly was due to the Coleg suffering major financial difficulties, resulting in the selling off of its residential accomodation.

Applications are very healthy so far, one key factor is building a large string section for depth of sound, so I was wondering if you could make the course information (link below) available to any string players that may be interested.

Thank you,


St Bees Orchestral Course 2014:

Conductor - Wyn Davies.  With seven tutors


2nd - 9th August, 2014



St Bees School, St Bees, Cumbria, CA27 0DS



Full Orchestra
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Elgar In the South
Mathias Celtic Dances
Panufnik: Sinfonia Sacra
Shostakovich Symphony No.12
Turina: La Procession del Rocio
Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 2
Walton Johannesburg Festival Overture

String Orchestra
Britten Simple symphony
Finzi Romance for string orchestra
Howells Elegy for viola, string quartet and string orchestra

Chamber Orchestra
Mozart Symphony No. 36 (Linz)

Wind Orchestra
The repertoire will include: Nigel Hess East Coast Pictures



Course members (includes all tuition, music hire, accommodation and meals)
Course Member Student (Twin) £275
Course Member Resident (Twin) £490
Course Member Resident (Single) £530
Course Member Resident (en-suite) £550

Course non-participant £240 Includes accommodation and meals only, sharing with course member

Non Residential Rate £250 includes all tuition and music hire.  Meals can be purchased separately

Full details and joining instructions on:


If you are interested in attending, please see the link above for further details and an application form.