Reading Youth Orchestra
A small, friendly community of young musicians based in Reading, Berkshire. One of the oldest youth orchestras in the UK, we're proud to be continuing a long history of providing local students with a place to play great music in a supportive environment every Friday night.
RYO playing the world premiere of Bob Good’s Sinfonietta No. 1 ‘Silver’ in October 2022
Why our members love RYO
- Supportive environment – we build each other up
- Friendly and relaxed – we’re a mini community
- Exciting repertoire – from Beethoven to James Bond
- Musical development – improve your skills
- Creative opportunities – play solos, compositions and arrangements
RYO is excited to announce becoming a registered charity in March 2023, with thanks to the committee for their hard work getting here.
RYO played at Reading's Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra 20th anniversary concerts in October 2022, including 2 world premieres.
Our Music Director, Mel Le Breuilly, has been given a special mention in the Making Music Awards 2022 for Best Music Director