undefinedTedesca String Orchestra

A string orchestra 'course -within a course' (see below) - with the various sections led by members of the Tedesca Quartet.


Fee: £103 (25% off for under 27s) Code: 24/102

Booking for Members opens at 11am on Monday 20 November 2023

Non-Member and online booking opens at 11am on Monday 11 December 2023

For details on how to become a Member to take advantage of early booking, see here

What is the course about?

Elgar Day is an opportunity for those who are not able to attend the full String Orchestra course to join the orchestra for the day to rehearse and perform Elgar's Introduction and Allegro for Strings and Serenade for Strings. Please note that this day course will run from 10am to 5pm.

In previous years on this one-day course we have tackled Vaughan Williams’ Tallis Fantasia, Mahler’s Adagietto, Britten’s 'Les Illuminations' and Strauss' Metamorphosen.  

Nic Fallowfield will lead and direct the orchestra, with his colleagues from the Tedesca Quartet - Clare Bhabra, Richard Muncey and Jenny Curtis - leading the other sections. With professional players at the front of each section there is always plenty of support so even if you think you can’t manage all of the notes come along anyway and relish taking part in such glorious music. (And in any case, players usually leave Tedesca courses feeling that they’ve done far better than they ever thought possible!).

Tutor website: www.tedesca.co.uk

What will we cover?

The whole day will be devoted to Elgar's Introduction and Allegro for Strings and Serenade for Strings.

What will we accomplish? By the end of this course you will be able to…

By the end of the course you will feel that you know a great deal more about our set work and its inner workings.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Standard: Confident, Skilful

How will the course be taught, and will any preparation be required?

The course will focus on tutti sessions, although some sectional work may be necessary.

Will music be provided in advance of the course?

Yes, it will be available on this website ahead of the course. Participants are requested to print off their own copies as there will only be a limited number of parts available on the course.

Is there anything I need to bring?

You, your instrument and music!

What previous participants said about this course…

“Excellent, good-humoured tuition, with many very useful tips. The highly skilled tutors really made it an enjoyable experience.”

“A friendly but professionally led course.”

“The rapport between the tutors and their open and encouraging attitude to participants made the course most enjoyable.”

“Amazing music, and amazing tutors, so we achieved far above what we could ever hope on our own.”