Christchurch Youth Orchestra - CYO

The CYO is the flagship ensemble of the Christchurch School of Music, made up of top young musicians aged 25 and under.

 CYO Experience 

Young people inspired through shared musical performance.

Meet the Orchestra
The Orchestra - Our Players
Conductor - Helen Renaud
Manager - Jo Vergeer

Concert programme  2024

Concert One - 18th May
Concert Two - 27th July
Concert Three - 23rd November

Christchurch Youth Orchestra Concert Two - 2024

CYO Presents - "Transformations"

Featuring Ashley Brown Playing the Premiere of a Concerto by Patrick Shepherd 

Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret's College, 12 Winchester Street, Christchurch

Saturday 27 July 2024 
Starting - 3:30pm 
Transformations – Featuring Ashley Brown playing the premiere of a concerto by Patrick Shepherd 


Come join us in 2024!!!! 

Auditions "2024"

We're so proud of our Youth Orchestra and Youth Concert Band who both received platinum awards at the recent Music Works Ensemble Festival Aotearoa (MEFA) in Wellington. 

Such a great result.

Music Works Festival


Congratulations on a 2023 Gold Award and the Percussion Prize - Christchurch Youth Wind Orchestra


          Music has a lot of power. It can uplift your consciousness. 

It is a salve for all emotional wounds and is a powerful tool of connection. 

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