Save the date for our Summer Courses 2021

We are delighted to announce that our Summer Yorchestra courses will be returning this year. The courses will be COVID-compliant and we’re very much looking forward welcoming back our young musicians. The courses will run w/c 23rd August and more details will be available shortly. Keep watching out for updates on our website, social media …

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An update from our Chairs

As we begin to emerge from under this dreadful virus, we want to brighten your musical outlook by reassuring you that Yorchestra is still alive and kicking. Before that, we must tell you of some personnel changes. Martin Dreyer has succeeded Lyn Whiting as chairman of trustees and Judith Battersby has taken over at the …

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The Summer Course is cancelled due to Coronavirus

The safety and well-being of everyone involved in Yorchestra is our top priority. In line with government advice we’ve sadly taken the difficult decision to cancel our Summer Course. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Coronavirus results in cancelled Easter Course

The safety and well-being of everyone involved in Yorchestra is our top priority. In line with government advice we’ve sadly taken the difficult decision to cancel our Easter Course. We’ll contact you if you’ve booked a place to organise a refund. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Summer course – applications open 13th May

Application forms for our summer course will be available from Monday 13th May.  Details of the application timetable can be found here.  We looking forward to seeing you all again ready to make lots of great music in the summer holidays!

Easter course – applications open 4 February

We’re just getting ready to open applications for our Easter course, which will involve Y3, Y4 and YoYos.  Application forms will go live on 4 February, and full details of the application timetable can be found here.  Looking forward to lots of great music-making in the Easter holidays again!

Radio York – featuring Yorchestra!

Yorchestra was absolutely thrilled to get an interview on Radio York’s Breakfast Show this morning (4th January) to spread the word about what we can offer.  If you want to hear the interview (complete with live trombone playing!), it’s available on catch-up here (interview starts at 1:48:24) for the next 29 days (registration required). And here …

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Extra bursary funding received!

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of Rotary Club of York and York Vikings Rotary, we now have even more bursary funding available, and we want to help as many children as possible take part in Yorchestra!  If you’ve been thinking of applying for a place for your child on our Christmas course but are worried about affordability, please …

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Christmas course – new first-time player discount!

Applications for our Christmas 2018 course will open on 15 October, and to bring a little early festive cheer, we are introducing a new 25% first-time player discount!  This will be available to any player attending Yorchestra for the first time.  Returning Yorchestra players can also qualify for the 25% “bring-a-friend” discount which we trialled successfully …

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