Cumbria Youth Orchestra

CYO April 2021

Cumbria Youth Orchestra is back! Join us now to rediscover the excitement of creating live music with other young musicians.

Now that students have returned to schools, and in line with the government’s road map for gradually lifting restrictions, we are now able to offer young musicians the opportunity to play in ensembles formed from the Cumbria Youth Orchestra or sing with the Cumbria Youth Choir.

All rehearsals will follow the latest strict health and safety government guidelines, in bubbles of no more than 15 socially distanced musicians.

We are following the latest advice carefully, and are planning our return to a full orchestra as restrictions are eased.

Where: Trinity School, Carlisle


25 April
16 May
27 June
11 July

Concert: 12 July in Carlisle Monday evening

Cost: FREE

funded from the DfE Music Education Hub fund allocated to Cumbria Music Service as the lead for the Music Hub.

Playing Standard: approximately grade 4 or above

Apply by Thursday 19 April

Cumbria Youth Orchestra is a group of young musicians of around grade 5-8 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. So 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.


Apply online


A really valuable and inspiring experience for all the kids and we thoroughly enjoyed the concert … fabulous to give them the opportunity again to work with a world-class conductor.

CYO Parent

For me CYO was a great chance to meet young people interested in music and it gave me the opportunity to not only play great music but also to learn from other really experienced and fantastic musicians

Kasia Davies, Orchestra Leader 2017/18



Cumbria Youth Orchestra

What a great performance from the Cumbria Youth Orchestra last summer. The first CYO rehearsal for the new season is on 18th November. And there's still time to apply.

Posted by Cumbria Music Education Hub on Friday, 9 November 2018


Cumbria Youth Orchestra taking a bow

Be part of it next Summer. CYO and CYC first rehearsal 18 November (registration from 10am) 10.30-4.30. Find out more at #cyo #cyc #cumbriamusichub

Posted by Cumbria Music Education Hub on Monday, 12 November 2018


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