Rydal 2018 details

Spring has definitely sprung, and Rydal 2018 is only 16 weeks away!

Here’s a copy of the letter that was sent to all orchestra members recently.  If you’re not already a member but you’re interested in coming along this year, read through these details and then get in touch.


Dear Orchestra Member,

Happy New Year! It’s time to banish those winter blues and look forward to the last Saturday in July, when we will meet once again for the 63rd year of the Genin Orchestra.  The dates for your diary are Saturday 28th July to Saturday 4th August 2018.

Rydal Hall have increased their prices slightly from last year, so here are the costs for this year:

Type of Accommodation Cost (adult) Notes
Full board £665 Includes bed, breakfast, 2 course lunch, 3 course evening meal and morning coffee.
Dinner, bed and breakfast £565 Includes bed, breakfast, 3 course evening meal and morning coffee.
Bed and breakfast £435 Includes bed and breakfast and morning coffee
Non-residential – orchestra only £126 for the week Includes morning coffee.

Children under 5 are free.  For children aged 5 to 9 the cost is 40% of the full price, and for children aged 10 to 14 it is 60%.

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

Deposit by 31st March 2018.  For residents this is £100, for non-residents £25.

Full balance by 30th June 2018.

I have reserved the full hall 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 2018. So please reserve your place as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment.

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.

You can pay online, by standing order, or by cheque.

If you haven’t been to Rydal Hall before, we rehearse in the Bishop Bulley barn, which is around 100 metres away from the main building.  The path to the barn is uneven, and there is a flight of stairs to reach the barn.

Thank you for making 2017 such a successful year. I am looking forward to 2018 being even better than ever!

Jane