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Watch this space for details of our upcoming concerts!
25-26th March 2023: Head to our String Workshop page for details of this exciting event
Membership of the Manawatu Youth Orchestra averages around 50 players, with a good balance of sections. We welcome new players in all sections, though there may occasionally be limits in the woodwind section. Auditions are held in February each year, for more information see our 'Join Us' page. We perform two main concerts a year and also a variety of charity and schools events.
We perform three or four main concerts a year, with a variety of styles to suit a range of audiences and provide interest and challenge to the players. Concerts often feature a professional soloist in a concerto and a large-scale symphony. We sometimes invite guest players to augment our numbers and fill any gaps in instrumentation.
President: Jeff McNeill
Vice-Presidents: Sir Brian Elwood
Secretary: Gillian Gibb
Treasurer: Bronwyn Boddy
Librarian: Lynette Quinn
Concert Manager: Robert Elder
Other Committee Members: Gabrielle Gibb, Isaac Henderson, Emma Mill, Catriona Hay, Katherine Ward, Simon Lennard
Support and Funding
The orchestra is a registered charity which is funded from member subscriptions, concert door takings, and valued support from various organisations. Like many such organisations, we are dependent on assistance, grants, and sponsorship in order to continue to provide a quality educational and cultural service to the community. If you think that you may be able to help support what we are doing, please contact us.
Links to other related groups
Our next concert:
Sat, 13th May 2023, 2.30pm
Speirs Centre, PN Boys High
Click here for MYO Rehearsal information.
Click here for Sinfonia Rehearsal information.
Click here for details on how to join the Manawatu Youth Orchestra or the Manawatu Sinfonia.
Evelyn Rawlins Arts Trust