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Rehearsals & Residentials

Keep up to date with what’s going on at NYGE across the UK. Take a look at the rehearsal schedule for 2018/19 for each ensemble, and find out latest information on the upcoming residential courses.

NYGE Rehearsal Schedule


Royal Over-Seas League,

5 Park Place, St James’s,

London, SW1A 1LR

10.30am – 4.30pm

16 September 2018

14 October 2018

25 November 2018

9 December 2018

20 January 2019

17 February 2019

31 March 2019

Easter Residential

Summer Residential


Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery,

Chamberlin Square,

Birmingham, B3 3DH

11.00am – 4.30pm

9 September 2018

21 October 2018

18 November 2018

9 December 2018

13 January 2019

10 February 2019

10 March 2019

Easter Residential

Summer Residential


Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama,

North Road,

Cardiff, CF10 3ER.

3.30 – 6.30pm

22 September 2018

13 October 2018

10 November 2018

8 December 2018

19 January 2019

16 February 2019

16 March 2019

27th April 2019

RWCMD Guitar Day with NYGE

Easter & Summer Residentials


Royal Scots Club,

29-31 Abercromby Pl.

Edinburgh, EH3 6QE.

10.30am – 4.30pm

23 September 2018

21 October 2018

11 November 2018

9 December 2018

13 January 2019

17 February 2019

17 March 2019

Easter Residential

Summer Residential

Guitar Circus takes the safety and wellbeing of both students and staff very seriously during episodes of severe weather. We carefully consider any decision to cancel monthly NYGE rehearsals as we understand the disruption that this can cause to both parents and students. We therefore only take this course of action as a last resort. In the unfortunate event that we do have to cancel a rehearsal, we will aim to give at least 24 hours notice and where possible, attempt to re-schedule to another date.

NYGE Residentials

NYGE Residentials happen twice a year; at Easter and in the summer holidays. They form a crucial part of the NYGE calendar providing the opportunity for students to perform the repertoire that they have been learning during their monthly rehearsals. This is not all, Camerata and NYGE ensembles also enjoy a larger orchestral experience at the residential courses when all the NYGE regional ensembles come together forming an impressive NYGE combined orchestra and NYGE Camerata Orchestra to perform pieces that they have prepared at home!

During the courses the ensembles rehearse for up to five hours a day. In the afternoon students have some free time to unwind, where they can attend specialist workshops or use the venues sports and games facilities or just simply relax. Some students choose to revise for upcoming GCSE’s or A Level exams in their free time, not a moment is wasted! Each evening the course mentors organise social activities, which can include games, quiz and open mic nights. The intensive week of rehearsals concludes with a concert at a prestigious venue.

Easter 2018

30th March – 2nd April

Bloxham School, Banbury, OX15 4PE

Arrival 12.30 – 1.30pm

NYGE UK Concert

31 March at 7.30pm

Carriages 9.00pm

NYGE Academy Concert

2 April at 7.30pm

Carriages 9.00pm

Summer 2018

6th – 9th August

Loughborough Endowed Schools, Loughborough
LE11 2DU

More information coming soon!

Easter 2019

19th – 20th April


Bloxham School, Banbury, OX15 4PE

More information coming soon!

Summer 2019

6th – 9th August

Dean Close School, Cheltenham, GL51 6HE

More information coming soon!

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