As the City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra enters its 40th year we invite alumni to rejoin the current orchestra for this heroic work as we launch our 40th anniversary year and £40,000 fundraising campaign.

We want to kick off the 40th anniversary year and celebrate the legacy that CSYO has left by celebrating you, the people that have made the orchestra what it is: a vibrant and rich environment for young people to flourish.

By taking part in the concert we ask you to become advocates for securing the future of this well-loved institution by committing to fundraising or making a minimum donation of £50 to kick off our £40,000 fundraising campaign. 

Or if you have any questions, get in touch by emailing Jo Beach on

The orchestra will rehearse between 27th and 29th December at Ecclesall Church Halls.  Alumni rehearsals will take place at the following times:

Saturday 28th 10am - 5pm

Sunday 29th 10am - 5pm

The concert itself will take place on Monday 30th December at 7.30pm with a dress rehearsal at 2.00pm at Ecclesall Church. The concert will be followed by a post-concert alumni party and fundraiser, an opportunity to catch up with friends and musicians past and present, to which you are cordially invited!

We have places available in all sections so please do sign up by clicking the 'Take Part' button.  We will then be in touch to confirm your place. We anticipate a significant response to this opportunity and want to clarify that even if you are unable to join us at this stage, you are more than welcome to attend the concert and join us for the after party. To avoid exceeding the capacity of the stage, there will be a limit to the number of performers, but we are keen to ensure that every decade is represented.