Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra, one of the UK’s longest-running youth orchestras, have opened auditions for their 75th anniversary season, which will feature concerts at Cadogan Hall in March 2020 and Queen Elizabeth Hall in June 2020.
Held in September 2019, applications are open to Grade 4-6 players for the Training Orchestra and Grade 7+ players for the Main Orchestra. Founded in 1944 and based in Wimbledon, London, SYO welcomes young musicians from all backgrounds to develop their skills and nurture a lifelong love of music. As a registered charity offering financial assistance, no player who is musically eligible will be denied access for financial reasons. It welcomes interest from any instrument but is particularly keen to add violas, double basses, horns, trombones and percussion to both orchestras.
SYO has more than 160 members from the ages of 8 to 18, drawn from around 80 schools across Surrey and London. They perform three concerts a year in some of the best concert halls in and around London, including the Royal College of Music, Cadogan Hall and St John’s Smith Square and regularly undertake a European summer tour. The 75th anniversary season will see performances at both Cadogan Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra, one of the UK’s oldest youth orchestras, opens auditions for their 75th Anniversary season. For more info: www.stoneleighyouthorchestra.org.uk