The Orchestras

The Hampshire County Youth Orchestras are run by the Hampshire Music Service and consist of the following:

Hampshire County Youth Orchestra


Director: Carl Clausen
Venue: Thornden School, Chandlers Ford
When: Saturdays, fortnightly, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Requirements: To be c. grade 7+ and to pass annual audition

Hampshire County Youth Chamber Orchestra



Director: Carl Clausen
Venue: Thornden School, Chandlers Ford
When: As identified, 3.50pm – 5.00pm
Requirements: To be c. grade 8+ and to pass annual audition (by invitation only)

Hampshire County Youth String Orchestra

Director: Brian Lloyd-Wilson 
Venue: Thornden School, Chandlers Ford 
When: Saturday, fortnightly, 10.30am - 3.20pm 
Requirements: To be c. grade 5+ and to pass annual audition




The orchestras participate in a wide range of events throughout the year.  Have a look at the upcoming events and some of the past events can be found here.  Some past recordings can also be found here.

Every Easter, the orchestras go to Bryanston School in Dorset for a residential week.

There are also opportunities to go on International Tours.

Details on how to join the orchestras can be found on the Hampshire Music Service website.
 


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