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Front page of English Folk Songs Suite score, by Vaughan Williams, with a conductor's baton

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

Composer Caitlin Harrison, who will compose a piece for us as part of the Adopt a Music Creator project.

RYO and Reading's Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra were selected to take part in Making Music's Adopt a Music Creator project 2022.

Part of the orchestra playing in front of a Christmas tree

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.

Year end performance Sept 2021 at St Joseph's College

Two of our members are here to tell you about our year-end performance in September 2021. Elsa reflects on this as the …

Front page of English Folk Songs Suite score, by Vaughan Williams, with a conductor's baton

One of the pieces we are learning this year is the English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams, arranged by Gordon …

After rather unusual 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, we all have our fingers crossed that this year will be a bit more normal! …

– By Abbey Hardy, Daniel Hobart and Pippa Moore Today we (along with the invaluable contribution of Bernie the dog) have been …

– By Abbey Hardy Over the summer holidays (August 2021) members of RYO participated in three online workshop sessions of Mayer’s Faust …

RYO distanced in masks, rehearsing at John Madejski Academy

– By Pippa Moore 14 months and many Zoom rehearsals later, RYO was finally able to welcome back its members in person …