Southwark Youth Orchestra August 2018
SYO will round off the summer break with 3 days of top class music making and performance at the Southbank Centre. Don't miss this opportunity to perform in one the world's greatest arts centres.
When? Tuesday 28th August, Wednesday 29th August & Thursday 30th August 2018
When? 10am - 4.30pm
Performance Thursday 30th August 5pm
Where? Southbank Centre, London
How much? £30
SYO October 2017
Southwark Youth Orchestra Spring 2016
Southwark Youth Orchestra & The David Idowu Choir - Summer 2015
Southwark Youth Orchestra Rehearsals February 2015
February 2014 Half Term Concert Highlights here:
SYO were working alongside the South Bank Sinfonia for this very special half term course culminating in two public performances on the Clore Ballroom Floor at the South Bank on Wednesday 19th February
May 2013 Workshops and Concert
SYO treated a full house at St John the Evangelist Church in East Dulwich Rd to a fantastic evening of music as a finale to their May workshops. You can check out some video of the rehearsals and performances on YouTube. We've got more pics here!
The orchestra were conducted by award winning Ben Gernon and performed -
Play - Tim Steiner
Themes from 'Scheherazade' - Nikolai Rimsky - Korsakov
Danson No2 - Arturo Marquez
Pirates of the Caribbean - Klaus Badel
Contact us for information on joining the orchestra and taking part in our regular courses: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwark Youth Orchestra
Southwark Youth Orchestra (SYO) - Calling all Musicians!
SYO is an orchestra with a Grade 5+ entry standard targeted at the more experienced young musicians in Southwark. We also warmly invite players from the South Riverside Music Partnership Boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham and Greenwich to join SYO
'We are inspired by the work and services you and your team are giving to our young Southwark musicians, especially getting them together as a unit in the short time of one week. He enjoys playing music and through his relationship with SYO he has become more assertive and influential among his peers over the past years. His power to play music has seen him grow in approach from amateur to that of an expert.'
Autumn 2016 Workshops & Concert
Well done to all our players from across south London who worked so hard at our Autumn workshops. They sounded fantastic as you can see and hear below! More on our YouTube channel.
SYO Summer 2016
Southwark Youth Orchestra Autumn 2015
The Southwark Youth Orchestra put in a solid 3 day shift on the autumn half term course and we reaped the aural rewards with 2 great concerts. SYO joined the Orion Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall conducted by Sue Perkins. Later the same day we were treated to a performance on the Clore Ballroom with conductor Lee Reynolds. We have all the sights and sounds here for you and on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!
October 2014 SYO Performance
James Wilson, Adopt a Composer performance available to download or stream via Soundcloud
Listen to the SYO & David Idowu Choir perform 'A City Ritual' by James Wilson Conducted by Patrick Bailey on Nov 1, 2013
or listen via Soundcloud
SYO with the Southbank Sinfonia 24th June 2012
SYO @ The Royal Festival Hall, February 2012
The February 2012 half term course was co-run by SYO conductor Ben Gernon and guest conductor Charles Hazlewood. Charles is an award winning conductor who regularly works with great orchestras around the globe. We are all delighted that he could join us for this course to prepare for a performance at the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 18th February. We've got some footage below. Enjoy!
SYO support the LPO Funharmonics Concert Sunday 19th February!
The LPO invited SYO to perform post-concert on the Clore Ballroom floor. Check out some of the performance below
SYO February 2013 Workshops - More on our YouTube channel
Support the Southwark Youth Orchestra
Southwark is a borough with much to celebrate and be proud of, and SYO is a unique opportunity for Southwark’s young musicians to come together to form a real community orchestra, and we hope you will support the music service by joining in. Please also let any other young people you know in the borough who may be interested about the course –SYO is still very young so your support in helping us get off the ground would be hugely appreciated. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We sincerely look forward to receiving your application forms and meeting you at SYO in the near future.
SYO - We love it!
We've gathered together the thoughts of our performers on what they most enjoy about taking part in SYO courses:
Playing as a whole orchestra / the chance to play with many other musicians
Learning something new everyday
The variety of music
The contrast between whole orchestra and sectional rehearsals
Learning and playing new repertoire
Putting all the pieces together and it being brilliant
We also asked our players how they see the orchestra as helping them to improve their levels of musicianship:
Playing as a group / working with others
How to listen to different parts
To achieve the best I need to stretch myself further
To be accurate with timing
To play tricky rhythms
How to play different styles of music
SYO @ Southwark Schools Spring Sharing 2011
Southwark Music Service
What People Say