The City Of Sheffield Youth Orchestra

Doante to CSYO

CSYO has about a hundred players whose ages range from 13 to 21 years. Membership is subject to audition and is open to any young players who live in or around the Sheffield locality. Most are still at school but some are at college, many of them training as professional musicians. The orchestra assembles three times a year usually during holiday periods for concentrated training courses with tutors and conductors of professional standing. The courses are usually residential and are followed by a concert or a concert tour.

Countdown Conundrum PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 June 2012 09:47

CSYO member Jonathan Rawlinson is currently taking the Channel 4 game show Countdown by storm. Having won his last five games in a row Jonathan only has another 3 games to win before qualifying for the finals. 'Things are pretty exhausting' said Jonathan 'the last five shows were recorded between 2pm and 9pm in one day!!' If Jonathan is succesful, and he is keeping this a secret, the final will be broadcast next Thursday 21st June at ten past three. Good Luck Jonathan!!

Sheffield Telegraph review of Natalie Clein concert PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 September 2011 17:39

WITH an average age of 16 to 17, this is the youngest orchestra the CSYO has ever had and if they stay together for another couple of years who knows what it is capable of achieving on this evidence.

Mahler’s First Symphony is not exactly easy to bring off for young musicians, especially the opening movement marked ‘slowly, dragging, very restrained throughout’. Conducting from memory, under the excellent Christopher Gayford’s guiding hand, the orchestra sustained it with admirable concentration.


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Sheffield Telegraph Article PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 17 April 2011 18:13

"TACKLING the future with optimism, the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra present their spring concert this Saturday at the Victoria Hall on Norfolk Street.

Having being ambassadors for Sheffield in the UK and Europe, the City Council has thanked them by withdrawing its funding forcing the orchestra to go independent and to look for alternative means of financial support if it wants to survive."

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CSYO on BBC Look North PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 January 2011 17:21

If you saw the BBC Look North item on 5th January 2011 and wish to make a donation to Friends of CSYO you can  forward cheques (made payable to FCSYO) to:-


C/O David Greenlees, 92 Glenorchy Road, Sheffield, S7 2EN

BBC TV Look North CSYO item January 6th 2011

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