Online rehearsals on Friday evenings – Sept 2020

Over the summer, our orchestra have continued to run weekly rehearsals but have ventured online! Our members have taken to it brilliantly, and produced some great videos too. Now that school is restarting, we will continue online for the time being. Any youth players are very welcome to join in – contact us for more information on the sessions.

As an example of what we’ve been rehearsing over the summer, here is He’s a Pirate recorded by some of our members in July 2020:

Over the summer holidays, some of our members continued rehearsing and produced this version of One Day More, arranged by our principal clarinetist Pippa:

Spring Concert – 21st March 2020 – Cancelled

We’re sad to announce that this concert will not be taking place as planned. We hope to reschedule for late Summer and will keep this site updated with news.


Join Reading Youth Orchestra to welcome in Spring at our concert on Saturday 21st March, 7pm at St Joseph’s College.

  • Kill off the storms of winter with Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture
  • Enjoy the calmer spring sunshine with Faure’s Pavane
  • Look forward to the adventures of summer with a medley of James Bond themes
  • Revel in the charm and grace of warmer days with Schubert’s youthful Third Symphony.

Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children/concessions, and £20 for a family ticket. All available on the door (cash only).

7pm Saturday 21st March 2020
St Joseph’s College
Upper Redlands Road
Reading RG1 5JT

75th Anniversary Concert – 16th March 2019

Here at Reading Youth Orchestra we are proud of our history and being one of the oldest youth orchestras in the country. This year we get to celebrate our 75th Anniversary with a showcase of talented young soloists.

On Saturday 16th March 2019 at 7pm, we will be at St Joseph’s College performing a beautiful programme displaying our fantastic members’ hard work:

  • Chaminade – Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, featuring soloist Michi Aneez
  • Bellini – Concerto for Oboe in Eb Major, featuring soloist Abbey Hardy
  • Dvorak – Symphony No.8 in G Major
  • Plus a special vocal performance by David Cox.

Tickets will be available on the door. Please contact us via the web contact form or at if you have any queries. We hope to see you there!