City of Leeds Youth Orchestra (CLYO)

Rehearsals take place on Fridays during term time, 6.45 – 9.15pm in the Ballroom (ground floor), Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson’s Corner, Pudsey LS28 5TA

CLYO performing in Leeds Town Hall with choirs from Leeds schools

CLYO is one of the leading City of Leeds Youth Music groups. The orchestra is conducted by Dougie Scarfe, and welcomes string, woodwind, brass and percussion players of Grade 6 to 8 level and above. Generally members are between 13 and 18 years old. CLYO play the full range of symphonic repertoire and perform regularly in venues such as Leeds Town Hall. CLYO members also have the opportunity to go on tour every two years: in 2014 they visited Perugia in Italy; in 2016 the orchestra toured the Czech Republic. The orchestra recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a celebration concert in Leeds Town Hall.

Auditions for entry in September 2017 will take place on Saturday 24th June at Pudsey Civic Hall. To apply, please complete and return a CLYM Enrolment Application Form 2017-18 by Friday 26th May – please read the audition criteria and requirements on page 3 carefully before submitting your application (and remember to send to our new address! See above). For more information please contact ArtForms on 0113 378 2850 /

Visit the CLYM Events and Performances page and check for new posts on the ArtForms homepage to find out about upcoming performances from all our ensembles.