SYO Cowboys and Chickens Community Orchestra Day

Sheffield Youth Orchestra & River Edis-Smith
Group types: Orchestras, Conductors

Inviting local musicians, students in schools and universities, teachers, families and alumni to join Sheffield Youth Orchestra for a FREE inspirational day of music making.

Calling all Sheffield (and surrounding area) musicians both young and old! We are delighted to announce the next installment of our community day series - rehearsing and performing epic orchestral film and contemporary scores under the baton of our new conductor, River Edis-Smith.

Billy the Kid Suite - Aaron Copland (Full-Day)

Chicken Run - John Powell (Part-Day)

All ages and backgrounds are welcome, but we strongly recommend ABRSM Grade 5 and above, (or with similiar experience without the equivalent grading) for full-day participants.

NEW: Beginners instrumentalists are invited to participate in community day for a mini rehearsal from 3:30pm, culminating in a concert with everyone from 5:15pm. For the part-day experience, we will be rehearsing and performing Chicken Run and is suited for ABRSM Grade 1-4 players.

There will be an free informal performance at 5:15pm for friends and families to attend at The Leadmill.

A free light lunch buffet and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

The day is free to attend for all players and audience members, however we welcome any donations for the running of the day. Donation buckets will be placed at the end of the concert.

Interested in joining us for a free day of inspirational music making? Find more information and sign up on our new website at

It is vital to sign up as we need to know numbers for the day. We are looking for players in all sections of the orchestra, however places are offered on a first come first serve basis. Some instrument groups will fill-up quicker than others. Sign up now to avoid disappointment.

Any specific queries - email


  • Copland: Billy the Kid Suite
  • Powell: Chicken Run

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