Gateshead Youth Orchestra
GYO has been the central ensemble of Gateshead Music service for over 50 years having gone from strength to strength under – principally – Clifford Barratt and John Treherne. Numerous former members have gone on to have fine professional careers in music and very many have studied music at our great Conservatoires and Universities. Pupils have had the opportunity to play great symphonies and Operas, concertos and tone poems and more recently, to play baroque music using period bows and use authentic performance techniques. Local concert venues have included The Sage Gateshead, Kings Hall, Newcastle City Hall, Gateshead Town Hall and Gateshead Stadium (as well as almost every school and church in Gateshead). Educational visits abroad have given students the opportunity to give concerts in Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Florence.
Rehearsal time: Tuesdays 4.30-6.30
Venue: Dryden Centre, Gateshead