Essex Youth Orchestra at Easter

Following its egg-cellent Easter course held at Felsted School in Essex in early April 2018, the Essex Youth Orchestra performed at the prestigious Saffron Hall concert Hall in Saffron Walden on 12 April 2018.

This concert celebrated Bernstein’s 100th birthday with a splendid performance of the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and also the music of Dvorak with his Cello Concerto. The soloist in the concerto was  Bozidar Vukotic who commented “I really enjoyed playing with the EYO last week. I was very impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of the students and it was a pleasure to perform in Saffron Hall”.

“Thanks to everyone (especially Robin) -we thought it one of if not the best EYO concert we have been to.” Catherine Newcombe, audience member 

Who are the EYO?

Hear the orchestra here in rehearsals

The Essex Youth Orchestra (EYO) is the flagship ensemble for Essex Music Services, and celebrated its 60th year in 2017. Over the years it has seen many of its players from all over Essex go on to become professionals in the music industry
EYO’s resident director is Robin Browning and the orchestra play a wide range of classical styles and composers, performing at many different venues across Essex including Saffron Hall and Chelmsford Cathedral.

Players of Grade 8 standard on Woodwind, Strings and Brass are selected by audition from Essex schools and colleges, and rehearse in the school holidays with two residential courses a year – one at Easter and one at Christmas. The orchestra also go on European tour every summer. Auditions are held at the beginning of the Autumn Term.

Grade: Audition only, Grade 8 standard

Date: Summer and Easter

Time: 4-5 day residential courses at Christmas and Easter plus a Summer Tour

Location: Usually Woodbridge School, Suffolk & Felsted School, Essex

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Picture taken at the April 2018 concert at Saffron Hall