Essex Youth String Orchestras comprise Contemporary Strings and Essex Young Strings, and there is the opportunity to join a double bass or viola club.

The resident director of Contemporary Strings is Paul Moylan. Players of grade 5 standard are selected by audition from Essex schools and colleges to become members. Selected players are also invited to join string quartets.

The resident director of Essex Young Strings is Cheryl Jessop. Players from grade 1 standard are invited to join.

Both ensembles play a wide range of styles and composers, and perform a concert at the end of each year. Both groups participate in a schedule of rehearsals.

Grade: Contemporary Strings: 5-8 Essex Young Strings:1-3
Date: Monthly on a Sunday
Time: 10.00am-1.00pm
Location: New Rickstones Academy, Conrad Road, Witham CM8 2SD

For more details, please contact jenni.thomson@essex.gov.uk