Cumbria Youth Orchestra


Area: Cumbria

Where: Trinity School, Carlisle

Concert: 6 July 2020

Sunday Rehearsals 10.30-4:

17 November 2019

12 January 2020

2 February 2020

1 March 2020

26 April 2020

28 June 2020

5 July 2020


Applications Open Now

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




Cost of Membership:

Cumbria Music Hub provides significant funding for the running of CYO. We ask members for nominal registration fee of £20.00 for the season.

2018/19 Season

CYO continues to grow, with our biggest orchestra yet. The 2019 Summer Concert focused on Film Music – from James Bond, Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Out of Africa – and featured music from the latest Cumbria Calling composition project inspired by the West Coast.

2017/18 Season

This year we welcomed new conductor Leon Reimer who led the orchestra through some exciting repertoire from BBC Ten Pieces as well as music composed by young Cumbrian composers as part of Cumbria Calling II.


2016/17 Season

2016/17 saw us working towards an exciting showcase concert at The Sands, Carlisle in collaboration with Manchester Camerata, Orchestras Live, BlueJam Jazz and over 400 young singers.