City of Leeds Youth Orchestra (CLYO)

CLYO are currently meeting on Friday evenings, 7-8.30pm at St Mark’s Church, LS2 9AF.

We will be holding auditions for CLYO in July, please email Catherine at if you’re interested in joining this group.

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

Click here to see our CLYM Resources page for ideas and information for CLYM members during lockdown!

Auditions are now open for the City of Leeds Youth Orchestra. Please click here for more information.

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