We have two residentials in beautiful settings each year.

Autumn Residential at Shepherd’s Dene

Saturday 1st December – Sunday 2nd December 2018

In the past we have stayed at Ridley Hall, but due to its closure in 2017 we now go to Shepherd’s Dene. This is a beautiful Edwardian country house set in 26 acres of gardens and woodland. The weekend is a mix of full orchestral sessions and chamber music sessions which you can organise yourself. Players generously put out their own music to create a temporary library.  Space is limited with room for 33 residents and 10 non-residents so enrolments will be on a first come, first served basis to keep a balanced orchestra.

Further information can be found here and the deposit form can be downloaded in the following formats: Deposit Form (doc), Deposit Form (dox), Deposit Form (PDF).

You can also view our events diary or contact:

Spring Residential at Sedbergh School

Friday 5th April – Sunday 7th April 2019

Tackling Mahler’s ‘Das Lied von der Erde’ in April 2018

A highlight of the Cobweb year! This is your opportunity to have a go at a big work; in the past, we have played Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony, Smetana’s ‘Ma Vlast’, and Tchaikovsky’s sixth symphony. On the Saturday evening we enjoy Andy’s cocktails, and there is an obligatory concert party. The Sunday Morning Supplement looks at the lighter side of music; this year it included ‘The Toy Symphony’ with kazoos



Foreign Trips

Cobwebbers have been on musical excursions to far off lands.

The orchestra has travelled to Bavaria, Tuscany, Hungary, and Spain.