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.
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 Spring Concert 2022 at St Joseph's College, Sunday 3rd April. Find the programme notes for the music here.
Jennifer writes about her arrangement of Songs from the African-American Railroad
RYO and Reading's Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra were selected to take part in Making Music's Adopt a Music Creator project 2022.
RYO performed their Christmas Concert at St Joseph's College, as the PACT Christmas Concert was cancelled. They played three pieces which were recorded for the charity PACT to share with their supporters.