VaCO Residential Winter Course 2017
Date: December 27, 2017 – December 30, 2017
Location: Cundall Manor School, North Yorkshire YO61 2RW
For returning participants, this traditional course between Christmas and New Year remains the highlight of the VaCO calendar, and the repertoire that our fabulous musical director, Xenophon Kelsey MBE, has selected is both challenging and immensely rewarding – for both player and audience.
Our residential course offers world-class training in orchestral and chamber music for advanced young musicians. We combine professional rehearsal techniques and standards of performance with a course that is enjoyable and friendly.
There will be two days of intensive rehearsals, before performing two concerts on consecutive nights within Yorkshire. VaCO courses are famous for being great fun – but they are also hard work and offer excellent musical experience.
Course fee: £130 – includes accommodation, food and concert transport
Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante for Wind
Sibelius – Pelléas et Mélisande Suite
Respighi – Ancient Airs & Dances
Kevin Flynn Sub Principal Violin with BBC Philharmonic
Peter Dykes Associate Principal Oboe with Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Josh Hall – Oboe
Aaron Hartnell-Booth – Clarinet
Guylaine Eckersley – Bassoon
Billy Marshall – French Horn
2 double bass
3 French horns
Attending the Vacation Chamber Orchestra courses not only enabled me to perform music at an extremely high level but it also introduced me to the wonderful community of people that come together to make this an exceptionally successful organisation. Rarely do you find a course, which offers such a high level of performing experience coupled with performing in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities.
Fond memories of the courses for me would be the gatherings after concerts to sing songs and tell tales and also being given the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the orchestra during the summer of 2011.
École Nouvelle Frontière/Tutor - GPRC Conservatory, Grande Prairie, Canada