Wessex Youth Orchestra

Wessex Youth Orchestra is one of the largest independent youth orchestras on the South Coast.

The "Wessex" performs regularly in Dorset as well as in London and on international tours to great acclaim. The membership consists of between 80 and 90 young musicians from across the Dorset and Hampshire areas and they rehearse each Saturday throughout the academic season. The Wessex Youth Orchestra has just celebrated its 40th anniversary and over the years has broadcast BBC TV and radio, performed hundreds of concerts both in the UK and abroad and raised more than £40,000 for local charities.


Director/Conductor: Susanna Riddell

Age range of performers: 10 - 20 years



Sabre Dance from Gayaneh Suite - Khatchaturian

Lullaby from Gayaneh Suite - Khatchaturian

Lezghinka from Gayaneh Suite – Khatchaturian

Pomp and Circumstance March no. 1 - Elgar

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