Chamber music summer school
Patron: Trevor Pinnock CBE
Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, Berkshire 14–21 August 2022

Queen Anne’s School, Henley Road, Caversham, Berkshire RG4 6DX (just across the River Thames from Reading) has excellent facilities and transport links. There is plenty of parking and the grounds are large, green and leafy (35 acres in total) but the school is only ¼ mile from shops, pubs and restaurants, and just one mile from Reading Station, with trains and buses from just about anywhere in the country including London Paddington, Oxford, Bristol, Birmingham and Gatwick airport, and a rail-air bus link from Heathrow airport.

The picturesque village of Sonning is situated on the Thames only two miles from the school, with several charming pubs and restaurants. The riverside town of Henley on Thames is only five miles away and there are interesting National Trust properties nearby. The Thames Path runs alongside the Thames and just 1½ miles from the school at Sonning Eye there is a nature reserve which has lovely walks around the lakes.

The campus is compact with modern accommodation including spacious common rooms and a lovely new dining hall. Most of the playing rooms, including the brand new music department, the main school hall and the chapel, are in the horseshoe-shaped main school building arranged around the grassy Quad; nearly all are on the ground floor with wheelchair access.

Accommodation is in two new purpose-built houses, close to the main school, in single or twin rooms. One block has ensuite bedrooms, which will be allocated to those who apply first! The rooms in the other block all have washbasins, with showers nearby. Wheelchair-accessible bedrooms are available. There is a reduction of £25 each for those sharing a twin room.

Special dietary requirements can be catered for if notified in advance. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available at meals and in the common room in the evenings.

There is free WiFi throughout the site and we have use of the swimming pool before breakfast and in the afternoon free period, when a lifeguard will be in attendance. There is table-tennis on the lawn outside the common rooms, and tennis courts are available, but you will need your own racquets and balls.

Photos There are photos of previous courses on our Facebook Page and in the Gallery on this website.

Tutors: Theresa Caudle (Artistic Director), Clare Beesley, Zoë Cartlidge, Steven Devine, Satoko Doi-Luck, Jacob Garside, Tom Hammond-Davies, Rebecca Miles, Alice Poppleton, Linda Sayce, Kate Semmens.
Registered Charity No. 1161774