The Lancashire Schools Symphony Orchestra acts as a preparatory ensemble for the Lancashire Youth Symphony Orchestra, providing young instrumentalists with their first experience of playing symphonic orchestral music. As a guide, the standard required for the LSSO is Grade 4 wind/brass and Grade 3 strings.
The LSSO shares the same rehearsal facilities and concert venues as the Lancashire Youth Symphony Orchestra. The morning session of each rehearsal is spent in sectionals. These sessions are directed by Lancashire Music Service staff along with a team of professional musicians drawn from leading orchestras in the UK. The afternoon is a full orchestra rehearsal.
Earlier this year Lancashire Music Hub, County Ensembles appointed a new conductor to the Lancashire Schools Symphony Orchestra (LSSO), Paul Swannell – read more about Paul here.
There are 16 rehearsals per academic year.
Rehearsals start at 10am therefore please arrive in good time to be ready to play at 10am.
Spring Term 2018
Sunday 14 January Rehearsal
Sunday 28 January Rehearsal
Sunday 4 February Rehearsal
Sunday 11 February Strings Workshop Day (String players only)
Sunday 25 February Rehearsal
Sunday 4 March Rehearsal (Additional rehearsal)
Sunday 18 March JOINT CONCERT LYSO and LSSO VENUE TBC
Summer Term 2018
Sunday 15 April Rehearsal – Open Rehearsal
Sunday 29 April Rehearsal – Auditions for new players/LSSO to LYSO
Saturday 16 June Pendle Vale Concert TBC
Sunday 24 June Rehearsal
Sunday 1 July Rehearsal
Sunday 8 July Joint Concert with all County Ensembles, Guild Hall
Saturday July 14th LYSO and LSSO JOINT CHORAL CONCERT WITH UCLAN CHAMBER CHOIR AND SCHOOL CHOIR
|Sundays||10am-3.30pm||Lostock Hall Academy|
- Drums / Percussion
- Key Stage 3: age 11-14
- Key Stage 4: age 14-16
- Key Stage 5: age 16-18