City of Leeds Youth Orchestra (CLYO)

City of Leeds Youth Orchestra rehearse 6:45-9:15pm, Fridays at Pudsey Civic Hall, LS28 5TA.

If you are interested in joining this group please email

CLYO returns on Friday 15th September!

CLYO is a 70-strong group of young orchestral musicians playing at the highest standards. The orchestra is conducted by Mark Edwards, 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; 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: Mark Edwards

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

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