Essex Young People's orchestra rehearsing

Essex Young People’s Orchestra is a youth orchestra of talented children from across Essex

This concert features extracts from West Side Story & Les Miserables plus pieces by American composer Aaron Copland, and Gustav Holst – a famous educator and composer who settled in Thaxted, and was born 150 years ago this September.

  • Sunday 28 July 2024 at 5.00pm
  • The Chapel, Felsted School, Felsted CM6 3LL (click here for location)
  • No booking required for this free concert.

Essex Youth String Octet will also feature in this concert, who last year 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: