Cumbria Music Service

Cumbria Youth Orchestra

Cumbria Youth Orchestra is a group of young musicians of around grade 4-8 standard. We play a huge variety of orchestral music with a young professional conductor, Leon Reimer. Rehearsals are supported by our team of specialist professional tutors.

Join us to discover the excitement of creating live music with other young musicians. If you want to perform in a variety of musical settings, improve your ensemble skills and raise the level of your playing we’d love to hear from you.

July 2022 Concert:

In 2021/22 Cumbria Youth Orchestra worked together with members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform a concert of pieces including the Cumbria Share Sound compositions written as part of the Orchestras Live project for young composers.

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 Dates 2022



24 April 

26 June 

10 July 

Concert: 11 July 

St John's, Carlisle 


Trinity School, Carlisle

Strand Rd, Carlisle 

Membership Fees

Annual Membership: 

£20 enrolment fee. Your membership is subsidised by the DfE Music Education Hub fund allocated to Cumbria Music Service as the lead for the Music Hub.

Fee Remissions: 

Pupils in receipt of Free School Meals are entitled to a 50% discount on fees, while all Looked After Children can attend free of charge. 


We will take your payment for the Annual Fee via the Stripe Payment gateway. If you need an alternative way to pay, please contact us

How to join

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  • Apply via our online form. 
  • Registration for Ensembles is renewed each academic year. 


Can I join later in the year? Yes, we accept applications throughout the year and welcome new players into our groups throughout the year.


Where can I find out more information?  Telephone: 01228 226846

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