Rydal 2017 letter

The days may be getting longer, but the time between now and Rydal 2017 is getting shorter!  If you are already booked in, then you should by now have received the letter below.  If you’re still thinking about it, then you should read it for information about payment dates etc.  And then get those skates on!

62nd YEAR!
29th JULY – 5th AUGUST 2017

17th February 2017

Dear Orchestra Member,

Here are the details for the 62nd year of the Genin Orchestra, which will take place from Saturday 29th July to Saturday 5th August 2017.

Rydal Hall have increased their prices slightly from last year. This is the first time we have increased the cost of full board since 2014.

The price options are shown in the table below.

Type of Accommodation Cost (adult) Cost (child) Notes
Full board £605 £245 (aged 5-9)

£365 (9 to 14)

Includes bed, breakfast, 2 course lunch, 3 course evening meal and morning coffee and cake and includes afternoon tea.
Full board (excluding afternoon tea) £585 £235 (aged 5–9)

£350 (9 to 14)

Includes bed, breakfast, 2 course lunch, 3 course evening meal and morning coffee and cake excluding afternoon tea.
Dinner, bed and breakfast

(excludes lunch and afternoon tea)

£505 £205 (aged 5-9)

£305 (9 to 14)

Includes bed, breakfast, 3 course evening meal and morning coffee.


If afternoon tea is required, this will bring the overall price to £525


None – orchestra only £120 for the week £60 Includes morning coffee.


Following some confusion last year, I have checked with the hall and afternoon tea definitely comes with cake!

If you would like to attend the course, here are the key dates for payments.

Deposit by 31st March 2017. For residents this is £100, for non-residents £25.

Full balance by 30th June 2017.

I have reserved 22 rooms for the Genin Orchestra, but any rooms which we have not filled will be released back to the hall on at the end of April 2017. This means that if I receive enquiries from orchestra members after 30th April it will no longer be in my hands, and will depend on whether the hall has any rooms left.

As usual, you can spread the cost over the next few months in any way you like, just as long as you let me know. Also, when you send you deposit, state which option you have chosen so that I can ensure the meal numbers are correct.

If you wish to pay online, or by standing order, the bank details are listed below…

Thank you for making 2016 such a successful year. I am looking forward to 2017 being even better than ever!