Gloucestershire Youth Chamber Orchestra (GYCO) Inspire - the opportunity to perform at the highest level
About GYCO Inspire
Gloucestershire Youth Chamber Orchestra (GYCO) Inspire gives talented students the opportunity to perform at the highest level, working with international artists from Cheltenham Music Festival under the baton of our Artistic Director, Glyn Oxley.
Watch the video we created to celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday - the Egmont Overture here.
Students meet once a month for intensive rehearsals and have access to a range of performance opportunities in significant venues across Gloucestershire. There are opportunities to work with contemporary music and student compositions as well as standard orchestral repertoire.
Musicians must be of at least grade 8 standard as well as having excellent sight-reading skills.
Performances in recent seasons have included a lockdown recording of Beethoven's Egmont Overture; Gloucester Cathedral with Cheltenham Cathedral Youth Choir; a community opera performance at Cheltenham Music Festival and performances at the Three Choirs Festival and Water City Music Festival.
Entry is normally by auditions held in July and September, but enquiries can be made throughout the year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership is subsidised by Make Music Gloucestershire and costs £125 for the whole year. Bursaries are also available.
Beethoven's 250th birthday
Gloucestershire Youth Chamber Orchestra #Inspire
Our lockdown offering is finally here - lots of online sectionals, a play-through in a field and now this!
Enjoy our small offering to celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday