Essex Young People's orchestra rehearsing

Essex Young People’s Orchestra, directed by Robin Browning, is a youth orchestra of talented children from across Essex

This concert features some of the best music from films including Harry Potter (John Williams), Pirates of the Caribbean (Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt) and The Lord of the Rings (Howard Shore).

  • Sunday 23 July 2023 at 5.00pm
  • New Rickstones Academy, Conrad Road, Witham CM8 2SD (click here for location)
  • No booking required for this free concert.

Essex Youth String Octet will also feature in this concert, who recently performed for Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla in Colchester’s Library as part of the Year of Celebration marking Colchester’s city status.

For further details on this concert, please contact Beverley Heard, Music Ensembles Lead Officer, telephone 0333 013 8953 or email:


County Ensembles

We are proud to have a number of leading and high-achieving top-level ensembles offering opportunities for young musicians in Essex including:

Essex Youth Orchestra
Essex Youth Choir
Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra
Essex Youth Symphonic Wind Orchestra
Essex Youth Brass Ensemble

This doesn’t happen by accident – we also run a number of starter ensembles in our community music venues as well as intermediate ensembles including our Essex Young People’s Orchestra to bring together young people together in making music with each other.

If you have a young person in your setting who would benefit from joining such an ensemble, please contact Beverley Heard, Music Ensembles Lead Officer, telephone 0333 013 8953 or email: