As the longest standing amateur orchestra in York, we aim to provide our musicians with an enriching environment to enjoy and develop their love of classical music, and to share this passion for beautiful music with our friends, families and the local community.

2022 Summer Concert

We’re very excited to be performing Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Marquez Danson No.2 and Sibelius 2nd Symphony in D Major Op 43, at our next concert on Sunday 26th June, 7.30pm at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall.


 Following the extraordinary response to our last open rehearsal, when we performed Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (June 2019), we’d like to invite young families to join us again. Britten composed The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra to educate children about the different instruments of the orchestra.  With Britten’s purpose in mind, we’d like to encourage anyone with young children to join us on the afternoon of Sunday 26th June for an interactive, relaxed, pre-concert rehearsal. We will even give some children the opportunity to conduct!

The rehearsal will start at 3pm and end at 4pm; we can’t wait to see you there. This is a ticketed event (see below for link to tickets).

For full details on this concert, and future concerts, please see the Concerts page.

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Fifth Horn – This involves deputising for any of the four fixed section members at rehearsals when they are absent, or otherwise bumping on first. The position would suit a sensitive horn player who would not otherwise want the responsibility of playing a fixed part.

We currently have vacancies in the Viola section.

If you are interested, please send your playing CV to: ysorch@googlemail.com
Players should be of grade 8 standard or demonstrate equivalent orchestral experience.

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