Venue

Springwood High School, King’s Lynn

Rehearsal day & time

Wednesdays, 7 – 8.30pm

Playing level

Grade 4+

Currently the ensemble has an age range from 10-17, with an average age of 14, but players up to the age of 21 are welcome.

Conductor & coaching staff

Robert Galliard (conductor)
Elaine Sargent

Repertoire

Music is wide-ranging, but including film music, light classics and special commissions.

Concerts

WNJYO gives several concerts during the year. In December there is an informal concert, which is shared with junior string groups; this is held in the Sixth Form Common Room at Springwood High School. There is also an opportunity for players to perform Christmas carols in the foyer of Tesco’s Hardwick. Later in the year the orchestra aims to give 3 or 4 concerts across West Norfolk, with one in King’s Lynn.

Quotes or recent highlights

“From the start the orchestra looked confident and at ease with the performances and it was a joy to listen to them.” Marian Abramovitch

How to join

New players welcome throughout the year. Visit the website www.wnjyo.org.uk or come along on a Wednesday and sit in on a rehearsal.

WNJYO is a registered charity run by parents who volunteer and are elected onto the management committee. There is an annual subscription of £60; the money covers the hire of premises, purchase of music, printing and payments to tutors. There is a discount available if more than one child from a family belongs to WNJYO.

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