York Guildhall Orchestra

This is the web site of the York Guildhall Orchestra, one of the leading orchestral ensembles in the North of England.

York’s renowned Guildhall Orchestra is much more than just an orchestra, it is an exceptionally fine and large amateur/volunteer symphony orchestra, regularly working with top class international soloists and capable of giving high-quality performances of some of the most demanding large-scale works in the orchestral repertoire.

We all greatly enjoy the making of music and take great pleasure in presenting concerts to discerning listeners, be they experienced in concert going, or be they new to orchestral concerts.


Last Saturday's concert was a wonderful success - taught playing from all sections of the orchestra and wonderful individual solos from woodwind and brass - and not forgetting the stellar viola section who came to the fore in the Shostakovich!  Craig Ogden was truly fabulous in the Rodrigo and great to work with.  The large audience was enraptured byu his playing and refused to let him leave without an encore - Asturias by Isaac Albeniz.

The dates for next season are fixed and can be found on our Concerts Page.  The programmes are still being worked on so keep coming back for more updates and information.

Tickets

Tickets will be available as usual from the Barbican box office - by phone on 0844 854 2757, or via their web site.  You can collect tickets during box office opening hours which are 10:00am to 2:00pm on weekdays - or from 5:30pm on concert days.  Th address of the Barbican is Paragon Street, York, YO10 4AH

We would urge anyone wanting to come to our concerts to try and sort out their tickets before turning up on the night.  The box office is open from 5:30pm on the day of the concert, but it can get very busy.

Do please come along and support one of the best symphony orchestras in the area!  We look forward to seeing you there.


 

At the request of many friends of the orchestra, we have been asked to set up a mailing list.  This has now been done and if anyone wants to receive the occasional newsletter with information about the orchestra and future concerts, please send an email to friends@yorkguildhallorchestra.com

 


This web site gives just a flavour of the orchestra, its players and its achievements, which for an amateur music group in the truest sense, is of the highest quality - don’t take our word for it, read some of the reviews!

See a complete history of past concerts.  Although not entirely complete for all concerts, we try to include a word for word copy of the concert reviews - warts and all!

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NEWS

Orchestra fixes next season
The YGO has fixed next season's dates - so get those dates in your diaries now! The programmes have yet to be finalised, but we will get this out as soon as decisions have been made. Provisional dates have been reserved for the 2016/2017 and the 2017/2018 seasons. We'll confirm these in due course.
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Please follow the orchestra on Facebook. Gossip and tidbits of information to amuse and inform!
Email Newsletter
We are developing an email newsletter system for those of our loyal audience who would like to receive news and information about the orchestra and forthcoming concerts. If you are interested, please send an email to friends@yorkguildhallorchestra.com.
Ticket Sales
Tickets for the orchestra's Barbican concerts are on sale. To purchase, please call in to the Barbican box office (10:00am 'till 2:00pm), phone 0844 854 2757, or go on-line www.yorkbarbican.co.uk. YGO urges everyhone to buy their tickets prior to the event so as not to be caught up in a large queue for ticket sales on the night of the concert.
Support your local orchestra
We are very grateful indeed to our current sponsers and to the loyal patrons. If anyone would like to support the orchestra either in cash or by way of business support, do please get in touch. Please visit the Patrons or Sponsorship pages for more detailed information.
Orchestra in Residence
The York Guildhall Orchestra is delighted to have the agreement of the new owners of the York Barbican, SMG (Europe) Ltd to be entitled 'Orchestra in Residence'.
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Orchestra Sponsors and Supporters

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The York Guildhall Orchestra is a registered charity (number 700863).  It is affiliated to Making Music, which represents and supports amateur vocal, instrumental and promoting societies throughout the United Kingdom.

The York Guildhall Orchestra is grateful for assistance received from the City of York Council.

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Updated: 17 May 2015