Senior Orchestra (Advanced Symphony Orchestra)

Partnered with Sheffield Children's University
Sheffield Children's University
OrchestraAll Saints Catholic High School

Advanced – this orchestra is for young musicians (usually in Y9 – Y13) who are around grade 6 + level.

Entry is via audition. 

This is one of the best school aged Youth Orchestras in the Country which explores a full range of orchestral repertoire. In 2014 the Orchestra won a National Award for Innovation.

The orchestra rehearses weekly, during term time at:

All Saints Catholic High School – Thursday evening.


6:15pm - All woodwind players should attend the relevant senior group for their instrument (Senior Flutes, Alley Cats, Senior Bassoons or Senior Oboes).

6:45pm - All brass, string and percussion players.

This group finishes at 9pm.

Directors: Ian Naylor, Dawn Allenby and Mathew Knowles

Children playing the following instruments are welcome to audition:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Double Bass
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • French Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Percussion 


Price category - 4

Rehearsals  finish for the term on Thursday 23 May and start back Thursday 6 June.

The next concert for this group is the Leavers Concert on Monday 1 July.

Contact us for details on how to audition to join this group.

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All Saints Catholic High School
Granville Road
S2 2RJ