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Youth orchestra auditions

The three youth orchestras operating under Surrey Symphony Society are auditioning new members.  -
The three youth orchestras operating under Surrey Symphony Society are auditioning new members.
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Auditions for the award-winning Surrey Youth Orchestra, Intermediate Strings and Junior Strings orchestras take place next weekend.

Young musicians between the ages of 12 and 21 are invited to audition for the Youth Orchestra, conducted by Lucille Lewis. There are openings available in the string section for violinists, violists, cellists and double bass players with a minimum playing level of Grade 8 Royal Conservatory or equivalent. Brass and woodwind players with a minimum of two years playing experience may audition for openings in the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone and tuba sections.

The Intermediate Strings, led by Carla Birston, is accepting string players at Grade 5-7 level Royal Conservatory or Suzuki Book 4.

String players who play at a minimum level of Grade 3 Royal Conservatory or at the end of Suzuki Book 2 and are seven years of age or older are encouraged to audition for the Junior Strings orchestra, which is conducted by Rick Dorfer.

The three community orchestras operate under the auspices of the Surrey Symphony Society, a non-profit, registered charity.

Rehearsals are held on Saturday mornings throughout the season (September to May) at Johnston Heights Secondary School in North Surrey.

Auditions will take place May 24 by appointment. Contact the society at inquiries@surreyyouthorchestra.org or phone 604-572-9225.

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