Norfolk County Youth Orchestra Courses 2023/24

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NCYO Concert 6 April 2023

Key information:

Course dates:
23-26 October 2023 (Residential); 2-5 April 2024 (Non Residential)
Art form:
£500 Autumn Course (Residential); £325 Spring Course (Non Residential) or £795 annual membership
Apply by 23 February for the NCYO Spring Course
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (ages 4-18)
Mode of study:
In-person | Music Centres
Greshams School, Holt (Autumn Course) Wymondham High School (Spring Course)
Contact details:

About Norfolk County Youth Orchestra

Guildhall Young Artists Norwich is proud to partner with the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra (NCYO). The orchestra welcomes up to 85 members from age 11 – 18 and meets to put on training courses twice a year, where young musicians get to work with industry professionals and develop skills in preparation for a public concert. Courses take place during the spring and autumn half-term, usually over a period of four to five days. 

This unique experience gives members of Guildhall Young Artists Norwich an opportunity to develop their performance skills, build confidence and meet other musicians from all over Norfolk.  

Founded in 1959 to provide gifted young musicians in Norfolk the opportunity to develop their skills and gain performing experience, NCYO is funded by The Friends of Norfolk County Youth Orchestra, an independent charity which provides financial support through bursaries, to support young musicians who want to attend an NCYO course.

Apply for the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra Spring Course

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The Norfolk County Youth Orchestra in concert

Watch the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra in concert

Join us for this special Spanish-inspired program from 19th and 20th century composers, performed by young musicians from the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra autumn course. 

The program opens with Balakirev's Overture on a Spanish March Theme, a spirited and vibrant piece that evokes the rhythms and colours of Spain, and concludes with Tchaikovsky's Spanish dance from Swan Lake.