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Following our extraordinary concert in Leeds Town Hall which included a memorable performance of Walton’s Henry V, and our wonderful May concert in St Edmund’s church, we are now looking forward to our tour to the Czech Republic/Slovakia in July. Given how wonderful our concerts this year have been already, I am sure we will have another amazing tour experience and audiences will learn about the CLYO legend.

Hoodie and T-shirt orders are now in and items will be handed out at CLYO rehearsals just before the tour.  Anyone not able to be there for the final rehearsals will be given their item(s) when we set off on tour.

The Friends of CLYO are also delighted to announce that thanks to the amazing generosity of many individuals and trusts, we are now in a position to purchase a bass clarinet for CLYO.  This is wonderful news and completes our project to equip CLYO with the necessary instruments to play such wonderful repertoire. This has included two ‘A’ clarinets, one piccolo, one bass clarinet as well as the servicing of another ‘A’ clarinet, the cor anglais and the contra-bassoon so that they can be played again. We are extremely grateful to ALL our sponsors who given so generously, both to this project and to our bursary fund.

Our rehearsal schedule may be downloaded here CLYO dates 15-16

The City of Leeds Youth Orchestra maintains a reputation as one of the leading ensembles of its kind in the country. The orchestra has been providing exceptional music-making for young instrumentalists from across Yorkshire for over 40 years.

With nearly 100 members aged 19 and under, the orchestra offers young musicians the unparalleled experience of a full symphony orchestra, enjoying repertoire that ranges from full symphonies to concertos, overtures and popular film music.

Regular performance venues include Leeds Town Hall and St Edmund’s Church, Roundhay, while the orchestra may also be heard further afield during the last week of the summer term which is spent either on a residential course in northern England or on tour in Europe.

The orchestra is a City of Leeds Youth Music (CLYM) ensemble. CLYM is organised by ArtForms on behalf of the Leeds Music Education Partnership.

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City of Leeds Youth Orchestra is Supported By:

  • Koplin Violins
  • The Early Music Shop