The course organisers would like to thank the many who have supported this venture in recent years. In 2017 and 18 we were in a new venue - Park Place in Wickham - due to essential building work taking place at Peter Symonds College, Winchester which is our normal venue. In 2019 the course returned to Peter Symonds College and once again about fifty players enjoyed a satisfying week of music making.
2020 and 2021 Courses cancelled We reluctantly came to the conclusion during May 2020 and again in 2021, that the measures needed to make playing together comparatively safe, not to mention our usually sociable meal and break times, would simply be impractical, as well as completely contrary to the relaxed and cordial week we all expect. Consequently the decision was made to cancel both the 2020 and 2021 courses. We hope that the 2022 course will run as normal.
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In 2016 we enjoyed a wacky afternoon playing a chamber version of Walton's Facade. There may have been only a small number of playing parts but there was plenty of scope for reciters to declaim Edith Sitwell's extraordinary poems.
In 2013 we introduced a final afternoon showcase session. This has now become a regular feature of the week under the title Course Coda. The evening concert is for orchestral and concerto works.