2020 course details

Here are the anticipated details and timetable for our next course at Rydal Hall.

The course starts on Saturday 25th July 2020, with the first rehearsal at 7.30pm in the Bishop Bulley Barn.  The Barn is situated 100 yards behind Rydal Hall, up a flight of stone steps.

For those staying in the Hall, your rooms will be ready from 4pm, and the first evening meal will be at 6.00pm.

Breakfast is at 8.30am, and the morning rehearsal starts at 9.30am, finishing at noon. Dinner is at 6pm, followed by the evening rehearsal, from 7.30 – 9.30pm. Lunchtime and afternoons are free for you to fill how you choose. There will be plenty of people happy to play chamber music with you if you’d like to do this.

N.B. on Tuesday and Thursday there will be a bonus strings-only session from 12-12.30pm. Also – there is no rehearsal at all on Wednesday morning, i.e. the only rehearsal on that day will be in the evening. The final rehearsal is on Friday evening and the course ends after breakfast on Saturday 3rd August.

Remember to bring:

  • Instruments
  • Music stands, preferably labelled
  • Stand lights if you use them
  • Appropriate clothing for all season

If you have access to sets of orchestral or chamber music parts then feel free to bring them along too.

Let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements (allergies, vegetarian, lactose intolerant etc).  Also let us know if you have any other specific requirements so that we can make arrangements with the hall wherever possible.

For lunch, there is a café on site, and the hall can provide packed lunches on request (at a cost). There are also plenty of local cafés and hostelries in the surrounding area.

The Rydal Hall bar will be open for refreshments after each evening rehearsal.

We’re waiting for full costings for 2020, but here is last year’s tariff for reference:

Type of Accommodation Cost Notes
Dinner, bed and breakfast £590 Includes bed, breakfast, 3 course evening meal and morning coffee.   
Bed and breakfast £440 Includes bed and breakfast and morning coffee
Room only £294  
Children 0-3 years FREE  
Children 4-9 25% of full price  
Children 10-14 50% of full price  
Young people 15-17 75% of full price  

Online payments are preferable.  Bank details are available on request.

If you have any questions please email [email protected].