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Looking back at Ripon, we are still able to smile at the memories of a truly exceptional concert.  Congratulations to everyone involved and thanks to the Friends for helping to organise the event.

Whilst we will, of course, miss our wonderful leavers, we warmly welcome many new players to CLYO and our aim will be to maintain CLYO’s position as one of the finest Youth Orchestras in the country and one of the most friendly and thrilling places to make music.  We will have an orchestra of 92 members and Dougie is busy planning some exciting programmes and projects :)

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