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

Last rehearsal is Thursday 14 February and we start back on Thursday 28 February 2019.

The next concerts that this group will take part in are the Classical Festival weekend on Saturday 9 March and the Gala Concert - Evening on Sunday 24 March. For further details please read the information letter.

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