240402 Cambridgeshire Holiday Orchestra Easter Course


Diverse musical genres




String Ensemble

Djembe drumming


Concert Band and String Ensemble Music various

Recorder Ensemble

09:30 - 13:10 or 14.00-15.30


Children aged 7-18

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Book on to the course using the booking form at the link provided. Tickets issued from 03/04/24 at the course to participants' families.

The course costs are Mornings only £82 per child; afternoons only Easter Orchestra £40 and £122 for the Morning and afternoon. For families afternoon activities are £10. Tickets for the families of participants free tickets with limited availability

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This course is a 4-day course, running from Tuesday 2nd April to Friday 5th April inclusive. David Minchin has gathered a fantastic team of tutors who offer a wide range of musical experiences.

MORNINGS: Each participant should choose from the Booking Form the activities they would like to do in the first

Three morning sessions and/or afternoon activities. Please note the first three mornings are all the same so the children can learn and make progress in their sections so that on the fourth day they can show us their amazing results - similarly the Easter Orchestra in the afternoons, but the Harp Workshop runs for three days in total and the other afternoon activities are only one day each. Many of the activities require no previous musical expertise but where there are musical grade requirements it is very important when booking to observe these. Children do not enjoy things that are either too easy or too difficult! The tutors may feel the need to amalgamate groups in the interests of ensemble or balance.

AFTERNOONS. The main activity in the afternoons is the Easter Orchestra. This is for players of orchestral instruments of approximately Grade 2 to Grade 5 standard, of any age. This year we have decided not to encourage parents and carers to join in - it seems best to leave it for the younger generation! If any violinist would like to be considered for the position of Leader of this orchestra, they should inform us via the booking form. This is a position of some responsibility and requires good behaviour both on and off the stage. In order to be fair we have to say that no one can be a Leader more than two Courses in a row

more about Cambridgeshire Holiday Orchestra

Cambridgeshire Holiday Orchestra offers a wide range of musical activities, including wind bands, choirs, string ensembles, folk music, jazz, gamelan and full orchestras of different levels.

Courses are open to anyone age 7 to 18. There are no auditions and you do not need to already play an instrument.

Our fun, friendly courses run for 4 or 5 days during the Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays. They offer a great opportunity to develop and extend musical skills and experience, as well to socialise and make new friends.