Cycle Of Fifths

Posted 12 Nov 2016

The Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra will present its last concert for 2016, “Cycle Of Fifths” on Sunday, November 27th at 2:30pm, featuring music from the Fifth Symphonies of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Schubert.

The concert includes performances by the String orchestra, Wind Ensemble & Symphony orchestra.

The venue is Turramurra Uniting Church, 10 Turramurra Ave, Turramurra NSW 2074

Tickets are available online from TryBooking website (http://www.trybooking.com/242113),  $25 adult ($20 if purchased online), $15 concession, $5 children under 12

You can also refer to our Facebook page for information.



NSYO String Festival 29-30th October, 2016

Posted 23 Aug 2016

'String Festival' Flyer 2 p1

We are excited to announce that the Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra (NSYO) will be hosting a String Festival on 29th – 30th October 2016. This is a unique opportunity for string players of all ages to come together and make marvellous string music!

The NSYO has invited the renowned English music educator and conductor Alan Broadbent to be the Musical Director for the festival. His particular skill is working with string players of all ages and abilities to make music memorable and loads of fun!

We would absolutely love it if you would help us spread the word and encourage your string students to participate in this event!
Cost: $60 (non-members), $50 (members)
Pre-requisites: AMEB Grade 2 – A Mus A (fair sight-reading would be helpful)
Age: all ages – Primary, High School, University and adult players.
Location: St Alban’s Anglican Church, 3 Pembroke St, Epping NSW
Strings Session 1 – Saturday 29th October 2016
Duration: 12pm – 5pm
Afternoon tea: 3pm

Repertoire – to be forwarded to each participant following registration
Strings Session 2 – Sunday 30th October 2016
Duration: 1pm – 5pm
Afternoon tea: 4pm – 5pm
Working with the NSYO Symphony Strings & String Orchestra, participants will rehearse the repertory from both workshops and then perform in a concert at 5pm for the general public, friends and family.
We look forward to playing with your students at our Festival!

To register, please visit: https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=220293

Interstellar Harmonies

Posted 07 Aug 2016

Interstellar Harmonies

The Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra will present its 2nd concert for 2016, “Interstellar Harmonies” on Saturday, September 3rd at 7pm, featuring music from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Planets and more.

The concert includes performances by the String orchestra, Wind Ensemble & Symphony orchestra.

The venue is Performing Arts Centre, Pacific Hills Christian School, 9-15 Quarry Road Dural NSW 2158

Tickets are available online from TryBooking website (http://www.trybooking.com/220476),  $25 adult ($20 if purchased online), $15 concession, $5 children under 12


Tell your friends! But keep it a secret! Shhhh……… FLASH MOB !!!

Posted 07 Aug 2016

 Flash mob
An exciting ” Flash Mob” at Castle Tower is on the way. All parents are welcome to attend this event and feel proud of your talented children.
We’ve done it before and we are going to do it again!
Where: Level 2, Castle Tower Shopping Centre, Castle Hill (outside David Jones)
When:  Wednesday, 10th August 4:30pm
Why:     FUN

NSYO Annual Dinner for 2016

Posted 17 Jul 2016

NSYO Annual Dinner and Concert 2016


Buffet dinner for NSYO family and friends entertained by member of NSYO orchestra


Hornsby RSL Club
4 High Street
Hornsby, NSW 2077

Contact Details:

Belinda Collis ( collispb@optusnet.com.au )

The trybooking link to the dinner is as follows:


360 degrees videos from the last concert

Posted 20 May 2016

This time we tried something new.  This time we didn’t just record the concert. We did it in style using one of those fancy 360 degrees cameras. The results can be seen in a playlist on NSYO YouTube channel (by the way, if you like the channel – subscribe!). For best results – use Google Cardboard or another VR headset. For second best results – use your mobile to watch the videos.

The Music of Sergei Prokofiev

Posted 28 Apr 2016


Northern Sydney Youth Orchestra proudly presents “The Music of Sergei Prokofiev” for their first concert of the year!

Venue: Turramurra Uniting Church, 10 Turramurra Ave, Turramurra NSW 2074

Date: 14th of May 2016

Time: 7pm

Tickets are available from TryBooking website.

Tickets: $25 (adults, $20 if purchased online), $15 (concession), $5 (children, 12 and under)

If you are on Facebook – join the event there!

Registration day, information meeting and key dates for 2016

Posted 29 Jan 2016

Welcome back to existing members and a big welcome to all new members.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone about the procedure for registering for NSYO and some key meeting dates that you need to include in your calendar:


Process for Registration

Location: Presbyterian Church Hall, Mary Street, Beecroft

1. Please pay on line fees beforehand and print out a copy of proof of payment.
The fees are:

  • String Orchestra: $320
  • String Sinfonia: $420
  • Wind Ensemble: $380
  • Symphony Orchestra: $480

A $50 administration levy charge per member needs to be added to the fees for final payment. A discount of 10% per family applies for 2 or more NSYO members.
Fees can be directed to BSB: 062113 Account number: 10101026 Name : NSYO

2. Please come to the registration afternoon on the 3rd February (between 4.30pm-6.00pm) to sign forms, check your information is correct & collect NSYO documents

3. If your child is auditioning on 3rd February – please come at your assigned time. Auditions will be held in a separate room at the venue

4. Please attend the parent information meeting (2 sessions: 5.30pm or 6.15pm)


Key Dates for 2016

NSYO Parent meeting: 3rd February : 2 sessions 5.30pm or 6.15pm

Rehearsals commence: 10th February

  • Strings 3.45-5.00 (Upper Hall, Presbyterian Church)
  • Sinfonia 5.00 -5.45 (Upper Hall, Presbyterian Church)
  • Winds 5.45-7.15 (Beecroft Primary School Hall)
  • Symphony 4.45-7.00 (Presbyterian Church Hall)

Annual General Meeting (AGM): 18th February 7.30pm – 8.30pm, Presbyterian Church Hall


  • May 14th, (Turramurra 7pm)
  • July 23rd, (Hornsby RSL, 6pm)
  • Sept 3rd, (Dural, 7pm)
  • Nov 28th (venue tbc)

NSYO Committee Meeting Dates

  • 10 March
  • 5 May
  • 30 June
  • 1 September
  • 3 November

We would also welcome expressions of interest from any parents willing to take on roles for the 2016 NSYO Committee. If you have any questions, please get in touch. Otherwise, I will see you all on the 3rd February at the Parent meeting.
Regards, Donna Collett, President, NSYO

NSYO Featured in the Monthly Chronicles

Posted 19 Nov 2015

We recently featured in the Monthly Chronicles.