Young orchestral musicians are invited to audition for Essex Youth Orchestra.

Musicians auditioning should be able to confidently sight-read and be at a playing standard equivalent to Grade 7.

A free open audition workshop will take place at Chelmsford County High School on Sunday, September 10, from 9.30am to 5pm.

At the end of the day, players will perform to the audition panel for a chance to gain a place in the youth orchestra.

Beverley Heard, ensembles officer at Essex Music Service, said: "It is a great opportunity for any young musician to learn how to audition well, in any situation, whether that is for an orchestra audition or for entry to a music conservatoire."


Later this month Essex Youth Orchestra will be on tour with concerts in Maastricht and Belgium, before returning for a final concert at St Mary's Church in Saffron Walden at 7.30pm on Saturday, August 26.

The concert is free to attend, with no advance booking required.

Beverley said: "It will be great to hear the Organ Symphony played on these fantastic organs by our guest organist, Matthew Kelley (who is organ scholar at Chelmsford Cathedral)."

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