SYO 60th Anniversary Star Wars Community Orchestra Day

Sheffield Youth Orchestra & River Edis-Smith
Group types: Orchestras, Conductors
  • Saturday 20 April
    10.00am - 4.45pm
Ticket typeCost
Audience Memberfree

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.

Sheffield Youth Orchestra is turning 60 - and we have a fantastic weekend of events to celebrate. On Saturday we are hosting a mega community day tackling one of the greatest film scores of all time, Star Wars. To continue the celebrations - we are inviting current players and alumni and family of Sheffield Youth Orchestra for a celebratory party at Yellow Arch Studios on Sunday afternoon.

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 Star Wars Suite for Orchestra under the baton of our conductor, River Edis-Smith.

Star Wars Suite - Main Theme, Leia's Theme, Yoda's Theme, Imperial March (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.

Beginners instrumentalists are invited to participate in community day for a mini rehearsal from 2:45pm, culminating in a concert with everyone from 4:15pm. For the part-day experience, we will be rehearsing and performing from specially arranged parts of The Imperial March and is suited for ABRSM Grade 1-4 players.

There will be an free informal performance at 4:15pm for friends and families to attend at Central United Reformed Church.

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

The day is free to attend for all players (sign-up required) 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


  • John Williams: Star Wars - Suite for Orchestra

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