Summer term 2021

For the Summer term 2021, our intermediate and youth ensembles will continue to rehearse online for 1 hour per week at their usual online rehearsal days/times. As in previous years, the ensembles will meet for the first part of the summer term only, this year it will be the first 4 weeks of the summer term, starting week beginning 19 April 2021.

We have a large scale online performance/event planned for the summer term and are inviting young musicians across Worcestershire to be part this. We have commissioned a new piece for the event, which contains instrumental and vocal/choir parts for all abilities and will feature poetry from Worcestershire’s Young Poet Laureate. The Summer event/performance will be premiered on National Make Music Day on Monday 21 June.

The central ensembles (Intermediate and Youth) will play a significant part in this performance. Parts will be available by the start of the summer term. We will be asking all players to record their individual pieces and send them in to us by Monday 17 May so that we can then stitch them together into one big video. More details will follow shortly.

Young musicians (7 - 25 years) who are playing at grade 4 and above can apply to join a Severn Arts intermediate ensemble. Our youth level ensembles are for young musicians playing at Grade 6 level and above. 

For the Summer term 2021 intermediate and youth ensemble membership costs £14.

Apply for Summer term membership

Please note: For the Summer term we have joined some of our ensembles together to ensure that students have a full and diverse musical experience.

Intermediate and youth ensemble rehearsal days Summer term 2021 

Worcestershire Intermediate Orchestra (WIO): Saturday - 9.30 - 10.30am 
Strings, wind, brass, percussion

Worcestershire Intermediate and Youth Wind Orchestras (WIWO and WYWO): Saturday - 11am - 12 noon
Brass, wind, percussion

Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestras  (WYJO and WYJO2): Tuesday - 7.30 - 8.30pm
Brass, wind, percussion

Worcestershire Youth String Orchestra (WYSO): Tuesday - 6 - 7pm

Worcestershire Youth Orchestra (WYO): Friday - 6.30 - 7.30pm
Strings, wind, brass, percussion

Where an ensemble is not viable due to insufficient numbers membership of an alternative ensemble will be offered.  This may mean that the rehearsal day/time of the new ensemble will be different to the original ensemble requested.