Auditions for 2018

Posted 03 Nov 2017

Auditions will be held on Wednesday 31st January 2018. All players need to book a time. Please email Kate Palethorpe <katepalethorpe@gmail.com>.

New members for 2018: If you are interested in joining the tour you will need to audition. Contact Kate for any enquiries.

First rehearsal Wednesday 7th February, 2018

New Worlds Concert

Posted 13 Oct 2017

NSYO Final concert of 2017, featuring music by Dvorak, Reinecke, John Barnes Chance, John Williams and more!

When: Saturday, December 2

Time: 7pm

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

Tickets: $25 Adult, $15 Concession, Kids Under 12 $5

Purchase ticket from Trybooking and receive $5 discount on adult ticket.

A Concert for Kids

Posted 13 Oct 2017

The Symphony Orchestra is presenting a Concert For Kids, a musical introduction to the instruments of the orchestra. Sing, Dance and Listen! 

When: Sunday, October 29

Time (2 shows only): 2pm or 3.30pm

Venue: Harvey Lowe Pavillion, Castle Hill Showground, Doran Dr, Castle Hill NSW 2154

Ticket is available from trybooking.

Big Ben & Symphony

Posted 02 May 2017

7pm, Saturday 13th May 2017

Pacific Hills Christian School Auditorium, Dural


From the laments of Baroque composer Henry Purcell to the symphonic evocations of Vaughan-Williams, Holst, Elgar and Britten, join us to celebrate your favourite British orchestral music!


Conducted by David Griffin, Tim Ferrier and James Palethorpe

With Guest Mezzo Soprano Bronwyn Douglass


Adults: $25

Concession: $15

Kids under 12: $5


Purchase tickets online at: http://www.trybooking.com and receive a discounted adult price of $20.


Posted 27 Feb 2017

Open Rehearsal and Pizza Night March 8th, 2017


For a change this year the NSYO will be combining an open rehearsal and some short performances with our NSYO Annual General Meeting.

Everyone is asked to attend and enjoy the friendship, get to know some of the other parents, experience some great performances from your children and enjoy a piece of pizza and a cuppa at the same time.

The Conductors and President will give their annual reports, the new office bearers for 2017 will be elected and you will find out about the program and activities for the year for the NSYO. This is also a time to ask questions or if you wish to make a contribution or suggestion about a performance or any aspect of the NSYO association.

Please put the following in your diaries and make a note that the rehearsal times for this date will be slightly different from the usual times.


TIME:     5.45 pm

DATE:   Wednesday 8th March 2017

VENUE: Presbyterian Church Hall, Mary St, Beecroft

Welcome to the NSYO 2017

Posted 26 Jan 2017

A warm welcome to the NSYO ensembles for the year 2017!


All ensembles will begin rehearsals on Wednesday 8th February

  • String Orchestra: 4pm to 5pm. Arrive at 3:45pm for warm up. Sinfonia players to stay on until 5:45pm. Venue: The Presbyterian Church Hall, Mary St, Beecroft.
  • Symphony Orchestra: 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Venue: The Presbyterian Church Hall, Mary St Beecroft
  • Wind Ensemble: 5:45pm – 7:30pm. Venue: The Beecroft Primary School Hall, Mary St, Beecroft.


There will be an audition for those who are interested to join.

Date: Wednesday 1 st February

Venue: The Presbyterian Church Hall Beecroft.

Players will need to fill in an online application form. After the form is submitted, the players will be assigned a time to come and audition during the afternoon of February 1st .

Compulsory Parent Information Meeting

The NSYO is a parent and volunteer run organisation. As such, all parents are required to assist in the running of the organisation in some way. This may be through being on the committee, managing an ensemble, attending a working bee, setting up for a concert, being part of the transport team, helping with the database etc. Whatever your skills are, the NSYO will be able to use them in some way. This short 30-minute meeting is a time for all parents to find out how the orchestra is run, meet the conductors and ask any questions you may have.

Venue: Presbyterian Church Hall, Mary St, Beecroft.

Date: Wednesday 1 st February

Time: 5:45pm


All registrations are done via the form on TryBooking website (if the link doesn’t work – go to www.trybooking.com, select ‘buy tickets’ and then search for ‘NSYO’).

If you are registering more than one player, type ‘sibling’ in the promo code to receive a further 10% discount!

For legal and insurance reasons, all players must register before attending the first rehearsal.