City of Leeds Youth Orchestra (CLYO)

CLYO rehearse 6.45-9.15pm on Fridays at Pudsey Civic Hall, LS28 5TA.
If you are interested in joining this group, please email Catherine at We would especially love to hear from those who play viola, double bass, oboe, bassoon, French horn, tuba or percussion.

CLYO is a 100-strong group of young orchestral musicians playing at the highest standards. The orchestra is conducted by Dougie Scarfe, and welcomes string, woodwind, brass and percussion players of approximately Grade 6 standard 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 2016 the orchestra toured the Czech Republic, and in July 2018 they visited Italy. 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. 

Conductor: Dougie Scarfe

We are still open to applications from those who play viola, double bass, oboe, bassoon trumpet, French Horn, tuba and percussion.

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