Whilst many pupils’ first taste of ensemble membership is through Area Music Centres and school ensembles, for children that show exceptional musical promise the West Sussex Music County Ensembles provide the kind of personalised support and challenge that best nurtures this talent.
The West Sussex County Ensembles perform in a variety of events at both local and national venues, participate in a prestigious national music festivals and go on a Overseas concert tour every two years – our next tour is in July 2018 to BELGIUM.
Alongside these prestigious performance opportunities, students benefit from learning from our specialist tutors, professional musicians and take part in a variety of exciting trips which in the past have included meeting members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Marines Band and soloists such as Nicola Benedetti. Like us on Facebook, Twitter or follow our County Ensembles BLOG to stay up to date with what they're up to. You can also listen to some of our concert recordings via our Soundcloud page.
The West Sussex Music County Ensembles provide advanced musicians with opportunities to develop their ensemble and performance skills through membership of one or more of the following ensembles
West Sussex Youth Choir - Open
West Sussex Youth Wind Orchestra - Grade 6+
West Sussex Youth Orchestra
If you are a motivated musician Grade 6 and above looking for your next challenge, we want to hear from you. Auditions will be held throughout June at the home of County Ensembles, The College of Richard Collyers. Successful applicants will be required to perform 2 unaccompanied pieces and undergo some technical exercises.
Application deadline is 12pm on Monday 28 May, to apply for an audition please CLICK HERE.
For more information regarding the County Ensembles please contact Arts Coordinator, Amy Duxbury.
CLICK HERE for the Concert and Rehearsal Schedule for 2017-2018
CLICK HERE for the County Ensembles Brochure 2017-2018
Amazingly awesome summer concert, so much hard work, talent & dedication on one stage! @WestSussexMusic - 15/07/2017
Congrats & thanks to the young musicians & @WestSussexMusic staff for today's amazing concert. You're all stars! - 15/07/2017
It was an amazing show. Well done to everyone involved. - 15/07/2017
What an amazing show. I am totally in awe of every single performance this afternoon. Huge congratulations! - 15/07/2017
A fabulous concert! Am so grateful for all the hard work and encouragement from Team West Sussex Music- thank you! West Sussex is blessed to have you guys making music with our kids - 15/07/2017
Thank you so much team WSMS. Our children are very fortunate to be part of such amazing ensembles. - 15/07/2017
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