We have two residentials in beautiful settings each year. Further information will appear nearer the time in our events diary.

Autumn Residential at Shepherd’s Dene

Saturday 30 November – Sunday 1 December 2019

Due to the closure of Ridley Hall 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 has sessions for the full orchestra with a longer break to give players time to get together to play their own music in smaller groups if they wish. A special surprise guest is invited to lead the Saturday evening session. 2018 was all about jazz! 

With the saxophonist Richard Ingham in December 2018

Spring Residential at Sedbergh School

Saturday 3 April – Sunday 5 April 2020 CONFIRMED!

Get the dates in your diary now as it’s the 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 a concert party. The Sunday Morning Supplement looks at the lighter side of music; last year it included ‘The Toy Symphony’ with kazoos and this year we played different instruments. Tutors and special guests will also be available to ensure we get the most out of the chosen pieces. People still find time to eat, socialise and squeeze in the odd bit of ensemble playing.

Find out what happened during our 13th visit to Sedbergh in 2019.

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Rehearsing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Trio Taliesin in 2019

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

Foreign Trips

Cobwebbers have been on musical excursions to far off lands.

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