RSSC 2018 Applications Open

For Strings

Applications have opened for the 28th Annual Residential Summer String Camp. To attend, go to the Apply page.

The camp will run from 14th January 2018 (Sunday) to 20th January 2018 (Saturday). The full single fee is $880 for adults, $860 for children.

For Symphonies

Applications have also opened for the 2017 LYCO Winter Orchestra Workshop. Willem van der Vis returns to conduct this camp for all symphony orchestra musicians – brass, woodwind, strings and percussion. The main work of the 2017 workshop will be Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major (“Eroica”). These should be suitable for all Freycinet and some Lemonthyme musicians. If you are uncertain whether the music will suit you, ask Margaret.

Administration Changes

After many years as LYCO treasurer and camps administrator, Virginia de Groot is retiring from the LYCO Committee.

The LYCO and RSSC boards wish to thank Virginia for her huge contribution over the years. With Virginia’s retirement from these positions there will be changes to the registration process. We hope to make the transition as simple as possible.

Membership and camp enquiries should now be sent to apply@lyco.org.au.

Sincerely,

Margaret

Musical director

RSSC 2017 Begins

The 27th Residential Summer String Camp runs from the 15th of January 2017 (Sunday) to the 21st of January 2017 (Saturday). The information that follows applies between those two dates.

Contact

Only Virginia de Groot will respond to messages during the camp. Please e-mail (Virginia@lyco.org.au) or SMS (0408 599 055) except in emergencies.

Arrival (15th January 2017)

Campers must not arrive at Camp Clayton before 3:30pm as there may be other groups on the site and we have been asked to keep to our booked times.

Registration is from 4:00pm to 5:30pm in the Dining Hall. Please go there to collect your nametag and folder before proceeding to anywhere else on the site.

Visits During the Camp

Parents and family are welcome to visit the camp during the week, but you need to contact Virginia ahead of time as Camp Clayton management have strict policies about visitors. Unregistered visitors may only be on the site:

  • During registration (15th January 2017, 4:00pm to 5:30pm).
  • For the chamber music concert (20th January 2017, 7:00pm to 9:30pm).
  • For the orchestra concert (21st January 2017, 1:30pm to 3:30pm).

We are at the capacity of the Dining Hall, so cannot offer any meals that have not previously been booked.

Chamber Music Concert (20th January 2017)

Registered concert guests have been e-mailed details for this item.

Attendance at this concert is limited to the number of guests registered on the camper’s application form.  It is held in the Stadium; for directions, see below.

Orchestra Concert (21st January 2017)

This concert is held in the Stadium (the largest building on the Camp Clayton site, easily visible from the car park). Audience members may enter from 1:30pm. The music begins at 2:00pm and runs until 3:30pm. All campers must leave Camp Clayton by 4:00pm.

Please do not go anywhere else on the site looking for your children. They will find you at the Stadium, and will show you where to collect their bags after the concert.

Check the lost property box before you leave.

RSSC 2017 Preparation

With the 27th annual Residential Summer String Camp beginning on the 15th of January, please take a final look at the Information Sheets, found at the link below.

RSSC 2017 Information Sheets (PDF)

How to Get There

This is on page 3 of the information sheets, and this map.

Registration

Registration is from 4pm in the Dining Room foyer.

Campers must not arrive at Camp Clayton before 3:30pm as there may be other groups on the site and we have been asked to keep to our booked times.

Guests

Make sure any parents or friends coming to either concert know the times detailed on page 6 of the information sheets.

Parents and family are welcome to visit the camp during the week, but you need to contact Virginia (Virginia@lyco.org.au, 0408 599 055) ahead of time as Camp Clayton management have strict policies about visitors.

Residential Summer String Camp symbols with years 2003 and then 2005 to 2016.

Recording Update

RSSC recordings dating back to 2005 exist, but for many years we didn’t have room on the website to store them all. We also had problems trying to provide formats suitable for all browsers. To avoid these problems, RSSC recordings are now stored on the specialist music hosting service Bandcamp. To hear or download them, go to the Galleries and select a year from 2005 onwards. We also have 2003, but the 2004 concert was not recorded. Can you find the piece that has been performed three times since then?