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Bring in the New Year with our first concert of 2023!

Come along and support Essex Youth Orchestra (EYO) and Essex Youth Brass Ensemble (EYBE) at their Christmas concert.

If you have never attended, you will be surprised at the skill of these young people.  EYO will perform ‘Organ’ Symphony No.3 (Camille Saint-Saëns) along with festive offerings such as the Troika from Lieutenant Kije (Sergei Prokofiev)! Essex Youth Brass Ensemble will play extracts from The Nutcracker  Suite (Pyotr Tchaikovsky) and much more!

The joint concert of the Essex Youth Orchestra and Essex Youth Brass Ensemble takes place on Saturday 7 January 2023 in Chelmsford Cathedral (click here for location).

This concert is in aid of the Rotary Club of Chelmer Bridge.

Tickets available from Alan Swash on 01245 467 335 or email

  • Tickets are £10 (including programme)
  • Tickets are £5 for under 18 year olds (including programme)


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: