All photos © Gerald Place 2006/7

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Next concert:

Saturday 14th July 2018,
7.30pm, St. Matthias Church, Richmond



Thames Youth Orchestra was founded in 2005 and is based in South West London.

TYO now has a large permanent staff of highly-respected professional musicians and comprises more than eighty young musicians drawn from numerous local schools. Its ethos is defined by a challenging, adventurous approach to programming, which combines well-established large-scale orchestral favourites with twentieth century rarities and new commissions.

TYO has featured in several BBC television programmes, has performed at London's Barbican Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, St John's Smith Square, and has played to full houses on tour in venues across Europe on their annual tours. TYO tours are open to the wider community to come and join, for an intensive week-long experience of music-making and sightseeing.

The orchestra's sister ensemble, the Thames Youth Jazz Orchestra (TYJO), is a big band taking players Grades 7 and above.

TYO rehearses in Kingston upon Thames on Mondays from 6.15 - 8.45pm during term time, and TYJO rehearses 5.30 - 7.00pm on Fridays.

Registered Charity No. 1121177

TYO is supported by:
Coombe Residential    

Richmond upon Thames Arts Councilco-operative