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.
Autumn Term 2019
Sunday September 8th Rehearsal 1 (Parents/Carers/Players/Welcome meeting)
Sunday September 22nd Rehearsal 2
Sunday September 29th Rehearsal 3 (Parents/Carers Residential Meeting)
Friday October 4th to Sunday 6th Residential Course, Castle Head Field Centre, Grange
Sunday November 17th Rehearsal 4
Sunday November 24th Rehearsal 5
Sunday December 1st Rehearsal 6
Sunday December 8th LYSO AND LSSO CONCERT
TBC VENUE: BURNLEY
Spring Term 2020
Sunday January 12th Rehearsal 7
Sunday January 26th Rehearsal 8
Sunday February 9th Rehearsal 9
Sunday February 16th Strings Workshop Day (string players only)
*** LYSO AND LSSO PLAYERS ARE PRE-REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT ON EVENTBRITE – NO NEED TO SIGN UP***
Sunday March 1st Rehearsal 10
Sunday March 29th Rehearsal 11
Summer Term 2020
APRIL/MAY DATE Rehearsal 12 – TBC
Sunday June 21st Rehearsal 13 – AUDITIONS FOR LSSO TO LYSO
Sunday June 28th Rehearsal 14
Sunday July 5th Rehearsal 15
Sunday July 19th Rehearsal 16
Please put rehearsal and events dates in your calendar. As a member of a county ensemble, we expect you to be committed to attending rehearsals and events to ensure that high performance standards are achieved.
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For dates of events or concerts visit the events page here.
|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