About us

About Us

Based in Wimbledon, Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra is made up of two full-size symphony orchestras and over 160 players aged between 8 and 18, drawn from more than 60 schools across south-west London and Surrey.

How to join

How to Join

If you play any orchestral instrument to at least grade 4 standard, we’d love to meet you – just fill in our application form to arrange an audition.


The Orchestras

The Orchestras

Our two orchestras rehearse each Sunday afternoon during term time and give termly concerts at top London venues, including Cadogan Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

The Training Orchestra is made up of players of approximately grade 4-6 standard, and for many members this is their first taste of orchestral playing. Its challenging yet approachable repertoire ranges from classical music to film scores and beyond.

The Main Orchestra caters for player of grade 7 and above, and performs music from major symphonic works and concertos with renowned soloists to new commissions. The Main Orchestra also runs an annual European tour, which is always a highlight of our season.

Support Us

Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra is wholly independent, self-funded and a registered charity (charity no. 1199210). We rely on donations to help us thrive, from sustaining our financial assistance scheme to ensure anyone can join us, regardless of means, to expanding and maintaining our collection of percussion and rare orchestral doubling instruments. Click below to find out more about how you can support our work.