Congratulations to all the pupils who took part in South London Youth Orchestra this Easter.

You were amazing!

Almost 200 young musicians aged 6-17 came together to perform with SLYO 2, 3 and 4.

SLYO 4 – Conductor Kit Massey presented a combination of traditional and classical repertoire for SLYO 4′s  concert. Swamp Thing, composed by Kit,  featured jazz solos and singing, reminding us how important general musicianship and having fun are, when starting out in orchestras.

SLYO 3 - Conductor Richard Sizer SLYO 3 took the pupils through a wonderfully varied programme from Pleyel to Ravel! Bravo SLYO 3 for your stylistic playing and your grand finale – Aaron Copland’s Hoe Down!!

SLYO 2  - Under conductor Jonathan Butcher SLYO 2 showed their ability to master challenging repertoire, from Grieg to Smetana. The commitment to playing and understanding of team among these young musicians continues to amaze.

SLYO 1 – This orchestra was on a break over Easter, but looks forward to returning this summer with an all American programme including Bernstein’s West Side Story.

To find out how to join SLYO call 020 8613 6439 – new members welcome.