Student Player Applications

Applications are invited for young players to attend the first rehearsal for the upcoming May concert and play through the full programme.

This is a great opportunity to experience playing in a large orchestra, with the orchestra's conductor Simon Wright.

The musicians in each section will be very welcoming and helpful, and you won't be expected to play every note!

Application Form

Invitation to play

York Guildhall Orchestra will soon be preparing for their concert on the 20th May, in the Barbican, York.

The orchestra extends an invitation for young players of Grade 7 and above to join the orchestra for their first rehearsal on Tuesday 2nd May 2023, when they will be playing through the entire programme.

Event details

Date: 2nd May 2023
Time: 7.30-10pm
Place: Temple Hall, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX
Music: Bernstein – Overture to Candide; Korngold – Violin Concerto in D; Rachmaninoff – Symphony No.2


If you would like to attend this rehearsal, please apply by filling in an application form. Please note, if you are under 18 this form should be completed by your parent / carer.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, with a limit in some sections (wind and brass). Clarinettists will require an A clarinet.

 Please note, students who are under 18 will need to be brought to the rehearsal and collected again by an adult. There is no parking on site and ANPR parking control cameras have been installed. We suggest using the nearby Union Terrace or Monk Bar public car parks. Please arrive to collect your child by 9:50pm.


Please complete this form by 14th April 2023. We will confirm via email that a place has been allocated. The orchestra reserve the right to select those players to which a place will be offered.

Players who have attended this rehearsal will be entitled to a complimentary ticket for the concert on 20th May.

Please note, that by filling in this form you consent to YGO keeping the information you provide on this form until after the date of the first rehearsal. All information will be safely stored and will be deleted within two months of the rehearsal.  

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