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
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.
Two of our members are here to tell you about our year-end performance in September 2021. Elsa reflects on this as the culmination of her time at RYO, and Hannah describes the performance in more detail below. – By Elsa Crook, Cello I joined RYO at the beginning of 2019 at the encouragement of my …
One of the pieces we are learning this year is the English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams, arranged by Gordon Jacobs. There have been some fantastic musicians who helped preserve folk songs, including Percy Grainger, Cecil Sharp, and Ralph Vaughan Williams himself, and this piece is a great example – a joyous medley …
After rather unusual 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, we all have our fingers crossed that this year will be a bit more normal! Making us feel even more excited about the start of a new year is our new rehearsal venue at St Joseph’s College, in their lovely College Hall. We restart on Friday 17th September …