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The Administrator

English Camerata Soloists
Longridge, Common Lane
Letchmore Heath
Hertfordshire WD25 8EE

Summer Course of chamber music -
application information

We are recognised as one of the best value chamber music courses for the following instruments: piano, harpsichord, violin, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, oboe, cor anglais, flute, bassoon and brass instruments French horn, trumpet, trombone.


Fee structure; residential and non-residential rates

The course takes place over 6 days (8th-13th August) with an optional extra discounted day prior to the Course proper. Please note that the timing has changed from earlier courses. This course starts with registration from 10.30am and a welcoming lunch. Playing and coaching as soon as players assemble.

The fees are based on a day-rate from lunch on the day of arrival with afternoon cup of tea, dinner, overnight bed and breakfast and morning coffee. The course ends after breakfast on Saturday 13th August

See below for both the discounted extra pre-course day on the 7th August and part Courses.


Residential rates:

Full course - £735 (not including optional extra day on 7th August)

Accommodation Monday night until Saturday morning

Part course

The day rate for 3 or 4 days is £156 per day rate and for 1 or 2 days £164 per day rate. A ‘day’ is calculated from before lunch on the first day until before lunch on the last. This includes coaching and playing for one morning either at the start or end of the booking; the other morning can be by arrangement.

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Optional extra day - £35 - 7th August

We have made a special arrangement to assist participants whose travel arrangements require it, or who wish to come before the official start of the course to settle in, have the opportunity to play with colleagues as they arrive. The cost includes bed and continental breakfast

As the school is not providing dinner on this particular day, lets adjourn to a local hostelry for something to eat (individually paid). We are exploring an arrangement with a venue opposite our course; do enquire for up to date details.

Non-residential rates:

Full Course (calculated as per calendar day) - £594

Part Course The non-residential rate for 3 - 4 days is £127 per day and for 1 - 2 days is £134 per day.

Optional extra day
Arrangements can be made for you to come in from about 2.30pm; please ask.

This includes, as for the residential rate above, the use of all facilities and opportunities to practice, play and meet other colleagues.

Financial Terms

Please apply on the application form (see under ‘application form’ on website). But please do not send any money with the application. A 30% deposit will be required but banking and payment details will be contained in the invoice that will be emailed or sent to you after our receipt of your application form.

If you are unable to attend a booked course, the following cancellation fees (including accommodation) will be retained/payable:

Prior to 31st May £10 per day

1st June to 1st July £50 per day

After 1st July: £100 per day

Summer School of Chamber Music - Contact Us

Longridge, Common Lane, Letchmore Heath. Watford, Herts WD25 8EE
​Tel: +44 (0) 1923 853309
Email: english.camerata@icloud.com

Summer School of Chamber Music - How To Find Us

Venue Address:

The Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts W