Dates and timetable

The course begins on the last Saturday in July, every year.

Our next course starts on Saturday 27th July 2019 at 4pm.

Here’s the provisional daily timetable:

8.30am Breakfast
9.30am – 12 Rehearsal
12.45pm Lunch
Afternoon FREE
6.30pm Dinner
7.30 – 9.30pm Rehearsal


  • the first rehearsal is on the Saturday evening, and the last one is on the following Friday evening.
  • there is no morning rehearsal on Wednesday, so the whole day is free.  Rydal Hall will provide a packed lunch if requested (if you’re staying full board).
  • there are extra string orchestra sessions (if you still have the energy!) after morning rehearsal and before lunch, on Tuesday and Thursday.

The course ends after breakfast on Saturday 3rd August 2019.