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Aug 05 - 12 2023


All Day

Rehearsal Orchestra: Edinburgh Week

About the event

Our annual Edinburgh summer residential course is a unique and exciting venture, combining concentrated rehearsals of a wide range of repertoire during the day with the opportunity to explore Edinburgh and Festival and Fringe events during the evening.

The orchestra was founded as the Edinburgh Rehearsal Orchestra in 1957, as a way of giving players something to do during the day (“keeping out of the rain”) between festival events. Ever since, players have gathered in Edinburgh from across the UK, and further afield, to work under two experienced conductors, with a team of professional string principals.

Details for this year’s course are on our website and applications are open! See our website for details.

“Lovely people, very warm and welcoming community. Great to meet people of different age groups and backgrounds. The repertoire is challenging and interesting, and has definitely kept me on my toes.”

“Thank you for a wonderful week in Edinburgh. So good to be back!”

“I had a fab week of music making, thank you. The range of rep and the pace kept everything energised the whole way through.”

(as described by players on the 2022 Edinburgh course)



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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 05 - 12 2023
  • Time: All day

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