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

This is usually the highlight of the Cobweb year and an 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, such as playing different instruments. Tutors and special guests are also 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

Autumn Residential at Shepherd’s Dene

Saturday 28 November – Sunday 29 November 2020 tbc

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.

With the saxophonist Richard Ingham in December 2018


Foreign Trips

Cobwebbers have been on musical excursions to far off lands.

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

Our next visit to Il Grande Prato has been rescheduled for 22 to 29 August 2021.

Fingers crossed we will be able to return for another week of glorious music-making in the beautiful Tuscan countryside.