Date and time
  • Fri 12 August 2022 / 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Price Free - no need to book!
Venue Saffron Hall, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH

Hear popular classical music performed by the Essex Youth Orchestra and also Essex Young People’s Orchestra for free.

Enjoy an evening of great orchestral classics performed by the Essex Youth Orchestra and Essex Young People’s Orchestra, including Stravinsky’s Firebird, Bizet’s Carmen Suites and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

In addition, this evening will host the premiere of Essex born composer, Chester Tribley’s new work Restoration, which was commissioned by Essex County Council and the Essex Climate Action Commission.

Know a young orchestral musician who maybe interested in joining the Essex Youth Orchestra or the Essex Young People’s Orchestra?  Find out how to become a member here

Mayor of Chelmsford said on Twitter “I could not get enough of the brilliant Essex Youth at the Chelmer Bridge Chelmsford Rotary Concert in Chelmsford Cathedral. From improvisation to Swan Lake, there was something for every appetite!”

I happened by chance to go into the cathedral in Chelmsford and caught the youth orchestra practising. I was blown away after hearing them play after never been interested in classical music. I’m now wondering when and where they will be next playing so I can begin my journey on the classical music adventure.” said Freda Longhurst.

For further information on joining our Essex Youth Orchestra, Essex Young People’s Orchestra or any of our instrumental and also vocal music groups, please telephone Beverley Heard – 07786 125 703 or  0333 013 9361  or email

COVID safe Concert experience protocol:

If you display any of the symptoms of COVID, please do not attend the concert.  We will not permit anyone presenting with COVID symptoms to enter the buildings.  Symptoms include:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Please note that the concert area is large and well ventilated.  Audience members are encouraged to wear masks and to take lateral flow tests before attending.