Details for Members

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This is where RYO members can find details of rehearsals and membership. Scroll down, or jump to the relevant section:

Rehearsal information

Rehearsals will take place on Friday nights from 7:30-9:30pm at St Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Rd, Reading RG1 5JT. There is a short break in the middle of the rehearsal – please bring your own refreshments if required.

Term dates and location

Below venues may change due to school exams, so please check back regularly. Mel will email members if there are short notice changes.

April 29th   –   College Hall
May 6th      –   College Hall
May 13th     –   *Updated* Theatre
May 20th    –   Prep Hall
May 27th     –   Prep Hall

June 3rd    –   HALF TERM (no rehearsal)

June 10th   –   Theatre
June 17th   –   Prep Hall (limited/no parking)
June 24th  –   Theatre
July 1st      –   Theatre (limited/no parking)
July 8th     –   Theatre

July 15th tbc – Rehearsal/social?

Theatre entrance

Map showing entrance to the Theatre at St Joseph's College

College Hall entrance

Map showing the entrance to the College Hall at St Joseph's

Prep Hall entrance

Map showing entrance to the Prep Hall at St Joseph's College

To access the College Hall or Prep Hall, you will need to enter via a locked gate. When you arrive and leave, there will be someone on the gate to open it for you.

To access the College Hall, you need to turn immediately right after walking through the gate, enter the building and take the 2nd left.

To access the Prep Hall, you need to go ahead and left down the sloping path, then enter the Prep School building, head forwards and turn right into the hall.

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


For the summer term, we will be dipping in and out of a range of repertoire including:

  • Black Lion Dances by Hugo Cole
  • Nursery Suite by Elgar
  • Contemporary composition(s)

Please contact Mel if you do not have any of this music.

Covid mitigations

We complete risk assessments for our rehearsals and concerts. We have now removed the requirement for members to wear a mask during rehearsals. The current mitigations still in place are:

  • don’t attend if you have a positive Covid test result
  • don’t attend if you have any Covid symptoms, symptoms of a respiratory infection, a temperature or generally unwell
  • we keep the hall ventilated, so in cold weather please wear layers to keep warm.
RYO distanced in masks, rehearsing at John Madejski Academy

Membership subscriptions

Membership is £74 per term, or £69 for payment by/on the first rehearsal (or agreed date as communicated at the start of each term). Please contact Mel for the payment details.

Upcoming events

  • Premiere of new Adopt a Music Creator composition – Saturday 29th October 2022