Halsway Manor Recorder Orchestra Weekend  

Friday 5th- Sunday 7th February 2021  

Cancelled - in 2022 the course will be 4-6 February

recorders@plymouth hosts a Recorder Orchestra Weekend during the first weekend in February.  The weekend is a great opportunity to explore the huge diversity of recorder orchestra repertoire available today in a beautiful venue with convivial company.  And, of course, tutored by some of the very best recorder orchestra conductors in the UK.  In 2021 the weekend will be conducted by Helen Hooker and Steve Marshall at Halsway Manor, Crowcombe, Somerset. This course is not suitable for beginners or descant only players.

Helen Hooker will be the orchestral conductor and Steve Marshall will take the non orchestral sessions. If you have never played in a recorder orchestra this is your ideal opportunity.  In each section there will be some experienced orchestral players along side those  who are not so confident.  The desks for the orchestra are carefully chosen so that the balance is right. For those experienced orchestral players, the weekend will also be a fabulous experience. At the end of the weekend the sound will be just amazing. In addition Halsway Manor is a lovely venue set in its own grounds. As it will be winter the log fires will be blazing thus giving a very warm welcoming atmosphere.  The cost of the weekend for residents varies from  Â£250 - £300 depending on the type of accommodation you choose. It includes tuition, music, all meals and accommodation. You may opt to attend as a non resident the fee of £195 includes tuition, music, lunches and dinners. Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea is provided for all course participants.   Application forms will be available from Jan in September 2020. If you are not already on the mailing list and would like  to receive a brochure do  let Jan know, email address is jan.epps57@gmail.com