- Friends of Southampton Youth Orchestras

Ensembles & Orchestras

Acorn | Elgar | SYS | SYCS | SYO

The Southampton Youth Orchestras consist of a pyramid of orchestras and string ensembles.

Players can progress through the ensembles, or enter directly at any level.

Choose an Ensemble to find out how to join.

A ‘Pyramid’ Concert for all our orchestras is held at the Central Hall, Southampton each March, visit the Concerts and Events page for more details.

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Acorn Strings
Musical Director (MD) Chris Nichols
Playing Level Beginner to Grade 1
Players wanted New players are welcome to come along and have a go throughout the year!
How do I join? To join a group please visit the Southampton Music Hub  contact page or telephone 023 8083 3648 or e-mail music@southampton.gov.uk
Rehearsals place & times Cantell Maths & Computing College
Violet Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 3GJ
(Mon 4.30 – 5.15 pm)Directions
Dates Acorn Strings event dates

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Elgar Strings
Musical Director
(MD)
Zoë Hunting
Playing Level Grades 1 – 3
Players wanted New players are welcome to come along and have a go throughout the year!
How do I join? To join a group please visit the Southampton Music Hub  contact page or telephone 023 8083 3648 or e-mail music@southampton.gov.uk
Rehearsals place & times Cantell Maths & Computing College
Violet Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 3GJ
(Mon 5.30 – 6.30 pm)Directions
Dates Elgar Strings event dates

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Southampton Youth Strings
Musical Director
(MD)
Christa Porter
Playing Level Above grade 3 and up to grade 5
Players wanted New players are always welcome to join!
How do I join? To join a group please visit the Southampton Music Hub  contact page or telephone 023 8083 3648 or e-mail music@southampton.gov.uk
Rehearsals place & times Cantell Maths & Computing College
Violet Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 3GJ
(Mon 4.30 – 6.30 pm)Directions
Dates SYS event dates

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Southampton Youth Concert Sinfonia
Musical Director
(MD)
Kevin Withell
Manager Anna Robinson
Playing Level Grades 5 – 6+ (depending on instrument)
Players wanted New players are always welcome to join!
How do I join? To join a group please visit the Southampton Music Hub  contact page or telephone 023 8083 3648 or e-mail music@southampton.gov.uk
Rehearsals place & times Richard Taunton Sixth Form College
Hill Lane, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 5RL
(Fri 6.30 – 9.00 pm)Directions
Dates SYCS event dates

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Southampton Youth Orchestra
Musical Director
(MD)
Christopher Braime
Assistant Musical Director Kevin Withell
Playing Level Grades 7 – 8+ by audition only
Players wanted Join the premier Youth Orchestra for Southampton!
How do I join? To join a group please visit the Southampton Music Hub  contact page or telephone 023 8083 3648 or e-mail music@southampton.gov.uk
Rehearsals place & times Richard Taunton Sixth Form College
Hill Lane, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 5RL
(Sat 9.30 – 12.30 pm)Directions
Dates SYO event dates
Website & Social Media Visit the SYO website
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Visit the Southampton Music Services Orchestras page or the String Groups page for the latest information.