Music education

Thurrock Youth Orchestra

Thurrock Youth Orchestra - the flagship ensemble of Thurrock Music Services - was launched in February 2007. The response from the students exceeded expectation, and the ensemble has since grown in size to around 40 students.

It quickly became clear that this was a very special group. The standard of performance was so high that the orchestra was able to give its first performance, participating in an ensembles concert, only 5 weeks after being established.

The orchestra now has a busy schedule of high-profile concerts. It gave its inaugural concert in December 2007 and was featured at the Thurrock Music Services 10th anniversary concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London in June 2008.

In April 2008 the group travelled to Paris, France in what was the first foreign trip by a Thurrock Music Services ensemble, to perform at 2 venues. One of these was on stage at Disneyland Paris. It has since performed in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Italy.

Thurrock Youth Orchestra is always happy to welcome new players but due to its popularity, membership is by audition only. The orchestra is open to young Thurrock musicians up to the age of 18 who have attained the standard of grade 3 or above.

Thurrock Youth Training Orchestra

Thurrock Youth Training Orchestra is for young Thurrock musicians up to the age of 18 who have attained the standard of grade 1 to grade 3. This ensemble is available without audition.

Thurrock Music Services
High House Production Park, Vellacott Close, Purfleet, RM19 1RJ

: 01375 413 681

: music.services@thurrock.gov.uk