Reunion Orchestra (& choir) still has spaces!

Calling all past Yorchestra players – come and join our celebrations on September 2nd – sign up for the Reunion Orchestra by emailing John Stringer on We will be performing some choruses from Handel’s Messiah, so you could either play or sing – just let John know, and spread the word amongst your Yorchestra …

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Y1 / Y2 repertoire for summer 2017 now available

We now have full details of repertoire for Y1 and Y2 for our special 25th anniversary summer course: a great set of pieces, some well-loved and well-known, and some which may be new to players and audience alike.  Visit the course page for more details, and links to recordings of the chosen works. Remember as …

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Calling all past members of Yorchestra!

Whether you were on one of our earliest courses in the 1990s or have finished at school in the last few years, do come and join our “Reunion Orchestra” on Saturday 2 September 2017, to help us celebrate Yorchestra’s 25th anniversary in our special Gala Concert that evening.  Full details can be found here.  Please …

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Early Bird discount ends 28 Feb!

Just a reminder that applications and payment for the Easter course need to be received by 28 February to qualify for the Early Bird discount.  You can pay by bank transfer and scan and email your application form to speed things up!  The closing date for all applications is 19 March.

Easter courses – applications open 1st Feb

Applications for the Easter Y3, Y4 and Yorchestra Young Strings courses open in just a few days.  Remember – places are allocated on a “first-come, first-served” basis, so it’s worth getting your application in as soon as you can.  Full information about the courses and conductors can be found here, and application forms can be …

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Repertoire for Y2 Christmas course now available

We’ve just had confirmation of the Christmas 2016 repertoire for Y2.  A really varied programme: something for everyone here! For full details, including links to recordings of the chosen pieces, visit our Courses page.

2017 is Yorchestra’s silver anniversary year!

Plans are underway for an extra-special summer 2017 course to mark Yorchestra’s 25th anniversary.  Full details to follow, but we are hoping to be able to bring together a special orchestra including Yorchestra members past and present, to play as part of the final end-of-course concert.  The course will run from  Wednesday 30 August to Saturday …

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