August 14, 2019

EYO60 – Gigantic past and present orchestra triumphs

EYO’s 60th anniversary celebrations ended with a bang on Saturday June 29th when a combined orchestra of 170 present... Read more

Welcome to Ealing Youth Orchestra


EYO celebrates its 60th anniversary year in 2019 and we are looking forward to our EYO60 Gala Concert on Saturday June 29th 2019, which will feature the World Première of weaves flowers and leaves by EYO Composer in Residence Hannah Kendall (EYO 1998-2002), which has been specially commissioned by EYO for the concert, and a grand pop-up performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture by today’s EYO augmented by as many former members as would like to join us. Please visit the EYO60 page for full details about the concert and how to be involved.


eyo is an independent youth orchestra founded in 1959 by music teacher John Railton MBE. It currently has about 90 members aged between 13 and 19 from a wide range of backgrounds who attend more than 30 different schools around west London. Vacancies in most sections arise at the end of each academic year as senior players move on to higher education, so if you would be interested in applying please read How to join.

eyo has enjoyed mentoring partnerships with the English Chamber Orchestra and the London Mozart Players, with joint performances including Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast, Mahler’s Symphony no 1 and Richard Strauss’s Alpine Symphony. A highlight of the year is the annual European summer tour when the orchestra gives three concerts and has a great deal of fun! Recent destinations include Germany, Poland, Belgium, France and Spain.

eyo is a self-funded charity and full bursaries are available for subscriptions and tour costs.

The orchestra is conducted by its inspirational Music Director Leon Gee who has an established reputation working with talented young musicians.

For further information please contact Christopher Brown –


eyo is an Associate Partner of Ealing Music Service Partnership

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