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We regret to announce that we’ve had to cancel our concert on Wednesday evening at St John’s Smith Square. In the current climate we feel it is our responsibility to ensure the safety of our orchestra and audience.
We wish our supporters and musicians well in these difficult times.

P.S Wash your hands (for at least 20 seconds)!!
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So sorry to hear that but it was right decision. Stay safe! 🙋🏻‍♀️

I am glad. Absolutely the right decision, alrhough terribly regrettable, of course. Please give my love to James.

Wise decision 😷🙏😉

-CALLING ALL STRING PLAYERS-

We realise that this is a frustrating time for all musicians with concerts being cancelled and Conservatoires closing all around the country.

Our concert on Wednesday 18th March will be going ahead unless HM Government advises otherwise. We still have some vacancies for violinists, violists and double bassists. If you have found yourself at a loose end and would like to come and play some truly fantastic repertoire with your talented peers from all across the UK, whilst receiving sectional tutoring completely free of charge from some of the country’s top orchestral musicians, please get in touch with us via this page for further details 🎶
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-CALLING ALL STRING PLAYERS-

We realise that this is a frustrating time for all musicians with concerts being cancelled and Conservatoires closing all around the country. 

Our concert on Wednesday 18th March will be going ahead unless HM Government advises otherwise. We still have some vacancies for violinists, violists and double bassists. If you have found yourself at a loose end and would like to come and play some truly fantastic repertoire with your talented peers from all across the UK, whilst receiving sectional tutoring completely free of charge from some of the country’s top orchestral musicians, please get in touch with us via this page for further details 🎶

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Libby Sherwood

Sun Mar 15th, 2020

Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra - YMSO

A big thanks to the fantastic Jess Ouston for standing in to sing Sea Pictures this evening before our soloist Catherine Wyn-Rogers arrives on Tuesday. 👏🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

A big thanks to the fantastic Jess Ouston for standing in to sing Sea Pictures this evening before our soloist Catherine Wyn-Rogers arrives on Tuesday. 👏🏻

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-DOUBLE BASS PLAYER NEEDED-

We’re so excited to begin rehearsals for our concert at St John’s Smith Square next Wednesday!

Unfortunately due to illness we now have a vacancy for a Double Bass player to join us. If you’re between 18-25 and would love to play some great repertoire including Strauss’ fantastic Alpine Symphony, please get in touch with us via this page for details. 🎶
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Sara Banks

Jess, Sam, James, Ali.

We’re absolutely delighted to have the fantastic Catherine Wyn-Rogers joining us to sing Elgar’s Sea Pictures next week.

Catherine Wyn-Rogers was a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, studying with Meriel St Clair and gaining several prizes including the Dame Clara Butt award. She continued her studies with Ellis Keeler and now works with Diane Forlano.
She is regular guest of the Three Choirs and Edinburgh festivals, and BBC Proms, where she was Last Night soloist in 1995; also of the Bayerische Staatsoper, English National Opera and Royal Opera Covent Garden. She sang Erda and Waltraute in Valencia and Florence with Mehta, appeared at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Sosostris The Midsummer Marriage, and made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera as Adelaide Arabella. Catherine has also performed for Salzburg, Verbier, Aldeburgh and Enescu festivals, and with the Teatro alla Scala Milan, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Semper Oper Dresden, Teatro Real Madrid, Netherlands Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera de Paris and Glyndebourne Festival Opera; in concert with Slatkin, Haitink, Andrew Davis, Colin Davis, Rozhdestvensky, Mackerras, Norrington, Gardner and Barenboim. Her numerous recordings include Dream of Gerontius with Daniel Barenboim, Samson with Harry Christophers, The Dream of Gerontius with Vernon Handley for EMI, Mozart's Vespers with Trevor Pinnock for DG, Peter Grimes with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Colin Davis, and Graham Johnson's Complete Schubert Edition for Hyperion.
Engagements for this season and beyond include Deborah Warner’s staging of Peter Grimes for both Teatro Real Madrid and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Queen of the Fairies Iolanthe for the English National Opera; and a return to the Bayerische Staatsoper during the 20/21 season for Hans Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen; and she appears in concert this season with the Handel Haydn Society, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Edward Gardner) and Orchestre national de Lyon (Jukka-Pekka Saraste).

Hear Catherine and the YMSO next Wednesday 18th March, 19:30 at St John’s Smith Square

Tickets available here: www.sjss.org.uk/book?873609354
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We’re absolutely delighted to have the fantastic Catherine Wyn-Rogers joining us to sing Elgar’s Sea Pictures next week. 

Catherine Wyn-Rogers was a Foundation Scholar at the Royal College of Music, studying with Meriel St Clair and gaining several prizes including the Dame Clara Butt award. She continued her studies with Ellis Keeler and now works with Diane Forlano.
She is regular guest of the Three Choirs and Edinburgh festivals, and BBC Proms, where she was Last Night soloist in 1995; also of the Bayerische Staatsoper, English National Opera and Royal Opera Covent Garden. She sang Erda and Waltraute in Valencia and Florence with Mehta, appeared at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Sosostris The Midsummer Marriage, and made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera as Adelaide Arabella. Catherine has also performed for Salzburg, Verbier, Aldeburgh and Enescu festivals, and with the Teatro alla Scala Milan, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Semper Oper Dresden, Teatro Real Madrid, Netherlands Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera de Paris and Glyndebourne Festival Opera; in concert with Slatkin, Haitink, Andrew Davis, Colin Davis, Rozhdestvensky, Mackerras, Norrington, Gardner and Barenboim. Her numerous recordings include Dream of Gerontius with Daniel Barenboim, Samson with Harry Christophers, The Dream of Gerontius with Vernon Handley for EMI, Mozarts Vespers with Trevor Pinnock for DG, Peter Grimes with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Colin Davis, and Graham Johnsons Complete Schubert Edition for Hyperion.
Engagements for this season and beyond include Deborah Warner’s staging of Peter Grimes for both Teatro Real Madrid and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Queen of the Fairies Iolanthe for the English National Opera; and a return to the Bayerische Staatsoper during the 20/21 season for Hans Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen; and she appears in concert this season with the Handel Haydn Society, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Edward Gardner) and Orchestre national de Lyon (Jukka-Pekka Saraste).

Hear Catherine and the YMSO next Wednesday 18th March, 19:30 at St John’s Smith Square 

Tickets available here: https://www.sjss.org.uk/book?873609354

Mon Feb 24th, 2020

Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra - YMSO

Just over a month to go until our next concert at St John’s Smith Square and it’s going to be a showstopper! What a fantastic programme, including Elgar’s wonderful Sea Pictures featuring the world-renowned mezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers. The concert is also a rare opportunity to hear Richard Strauss’ epic Alpine Symphony live in such an amazing hall. We hope to see you there.

Tickets:
www.sjss.org.uk/book?873609354
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Just over a month to go until our next concert at St John’s Smith Square and it’s going to be a showstopper! What a fantastic programme, including Elgar’s wonderful Sea Pictures featuring the world-renowned mezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers. The concert is also a rare opportunity to hear Richard Strauss’ epic Alpine Symphony live in such an amazing hall. We hope to see you there.

Tickets:
https://www.sjss.org.uk/book?873609354

Tue Jan 28th, 2020

Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra - YMSO

A rare treat to have organist Samuel Barber playing with us in the Glazunov Overture tonight!

There’s still time to book and avoid missing out on this fantastic concert with some of the UK’s finest young musicians:

www.sjss.org.uk/book?873609136
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