City of Belfast Youth Orchestra

The City of Belfast Youth Orchestra is the senior of the many ensembles in the City of Belfast School of Music and the oldest youth orchestra in Ireland. 21 schools from the Belfast area will be represented when they perform at the Schools Prom.

City of Belfast Youth Orchestra cellos

Every Saturday morning during term time, the members of the orchestra come together to receive coaching from professional musicians, rehearsing under the direction of Paul McBride. In addition to the annual season of home concerts, the orchestra has toured extensively throughout the USA and Europe to critical acclaim.

For their performance at the he orchestra will perform the finale of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4 in F minor. This challenging symphony was performed in full earlier this year as part of the orchestra’s Summer Concert. The members of the orchestra are delighted to performing the piece’s last movement, a real tour de force, full of excitement from the outset, allowing all sections of the orchestra to shine.

Conductor: Paul McBride
Manager: Robert Briscoe

Age range of performers: 15-20

Symphony No 4 in F minor - Tchaikovsky
iv Finale
Pomp & Circumstance March No 1 - Elgar

City of Belfast Youth Orchestra


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