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.

Dates for your Diary

For details, please see the Concerts page.

2019/20 Season

Saturday 4 April 2020

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, we’re very sorry that we have had to cancel this concert. We will, of course, refund any tickets, or hold tickets for a future concert, or if you would like to donate your ticket to the YSO, we would be very grateful. Any donated monies will be used to cover costs already incurred for this cancelled concert.

Saturday 4 July 2020

As it’s hard to know what will happen over the next few weeks/months, we reserve the right to change this programme or postpone or even cancel the concert.  Please check arrangements nearer the date.

Mendelssohn: Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21
Sibelius: Karelia Suite Op. 11
Sibelius: Finlandia Op. 26
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite no. 2

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2020/21 Season

Sunday 6 December 2020
Saturday 27 March 2021
Saturday 26 June 2021

All concerts are at 7.30pm at the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York, YO10 5DD


2nd Trumpet – We are looking for a second trumpet to join our brass section.

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 a vacancy 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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