Herefordshire Youth Orchestra

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Herefordshire Youth Orchestra - Photo Courtesy of Gabriella Karney

A senior orchestra for strings, woodwind, brass and percussion

Standard required to join: Strings: Grade 5+,                                                              Flutes/Clarinets: Grade 7,

                                          Other Woodwind & Brass:                                                    Grade 6+


Conductor/Tutor: Michael Young


Rehearsal venue: The Shirehall, St Peter’s Square,                                         Hereford, HR1 2HX


Rehearsal time: Tuesday rehearsals 5:00pm - 7:00pm,

                          Sunday rehearsals 2:00pm - 6:00pm

How to Join

If you are interested in joining, click here to go to our online registration form

Autumn 2019 session


Rehearsals: 10th Sept, Sun 15th Sept, 17th Sept, 24th Sept, 1st Oct, 8th Oct, 15th Oct, 22nd Oct, 5th Nov, Sun 10th Nov,                            12th Nov       


Concert: Thurs 14th Nov 2019, 7:30pm at The Shirehall, Hereford, HR1 2HX


Pre-concert rehearsal on the day of the concert at the Shirehall, 5:00pm - 6:30pm


Spring 2020 session


Rehearsals: 14th Jan, Sun 19th Jan, 21st Jan, 28th Jan, 4th Feb, 11th Feb, 25th Feb, 3rd March, 10th March, 17th March,

                    Sun 22nd March, 24th March

Concert: Sat 28th March 2020, 7:30pm, venue TBC


Pre-concert rehearsal on the day of the concert at the venue 5:00pm - 6.30pm

Other events: Sun 5th April 2012, HYO/ESO joint concert

Members of Youth Orchestra can also join the Youth Choir which rehearses on Saturday mornings. Brass players can join the Brass Band, rehearsing on Wednesday evenings. Woodwind and brass players can join the Youth Concert Band which rehearses on Saturday mornings. String players may also wish to play with Intermediate Strings which rehearses on Saturday mornings. 

There is no extra charge for joining another ensemble.

Encore Enterprises CIC / Herefordshire Music  Service

Lugwardine Court

Lugwardine Court Orchard




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Telephone Number: 01432 853219