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

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 calendar! 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. Bookings for 2019 will be taken after the New Year!

Autumn Residential at Shepherd’s Dene

Saturday 30 November – Sunday 1 December 2019 tbc

With the saxophonist Richard Ingham in December 2018

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! 


Foreign Trips

Cobwebbers have been on musical excursions to far off lands.

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