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.

Entry is by audition only and these usually take place in June for entry the following September.   Should you be interested in auditioning please contact us at any time, with your instrument and grade, so you may be considered for a potential audition space. 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.