Support Us.

Fees charged by NYSO only cover a part of our costs. NYSO relies on the generosity of all those who have supported us and continue to support us, in many cases, for a number of years. This helps us not only with our running expenses but also more importantly in providing bursaries to allow students to take part regardless of background or means. This is fundamental to our ethos and something we are determined to maintain. Many thanks to all of you.

If you would like to join our supporters and contribute to NYSO’s continuing success, there are various ways to do this:

Become a Friend – please see below.

Become a bursary supporter. Please contact us and we would be delighted to discuss this further.

Friends of NYSO

Yearly subscription to Friends of NYSO is only £25 a year.

By subscribing to NYSO you will be supporting extraordinary young talent.

Becoming a Friend of NYSO will give you the opportunity to receive advance notice of concerts and ticket sales, along with NYSO’s annual Friends newsletter, keeping you up to date with the orchestra and its activities.

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Make a Donation

Please contact us directly to make a donation to NYSO.

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Come & Join Us.

NYSO has 4 orchestras of different ages and levels. The Senior Orchestra is for Grade 8 and above. Camerata for ages 13-17 and playing standard grade 6-8. Sinfonia for 9-12 years and Grade 5-7. New for 2023, the Sinfonietta will be for talented 7–9 year-old string players at grade 2-5 or equivalent.

Senior OrchestraCamerata OrchestraSinfonia OrchestraSinfonietta

"The Kodaly and Dalcroze lessons were a key part of my experience. My understanding of Solfa and of the music we were playing has deepened. By using movement I really felt the rhythm of each piece. I could visualise each action and input it into my playing. I also really enjoyed playing the pieces in small chamber groups with input from tutors on how to play together better. This has developed my listening skills and affected how I play with other people, even if it’s just with a piano accompaniment. It’s such a great example of how I can take the skills that I’ve learnt at NYSO and apply them in my musical life."