•  Concert Three 2018 - “ HALLOWEEN ”
    The CSM UC Christchurch Youth Orchestra – “Halloween”
    CGHS Auditorium – Saturday 27 October 2018
    Reviewed by Tony Ryan

    I can’t quite put my finger on why familiar classical hits often, as here, come to life in performances by talented young people more than they sometimes do in the hands of seasoned professionals. Could it be a certain sense of discovery that communicates more tangibly to the listener; or maybe that the challenges presented by the technical and musical aspects of the repertoire require a greater degree of commitment and effort than the almost nonchalant, and consequently less engaging, ease that more experienced players sometimes demonstrate? Whatever the case, the Christchurch Youth Orchestra’s Halloween concert proved to be an exceptionally involving experience for the whole audience.
  • “Confessions”
    The CSM UC Christchurch Youth Orchestra – “Confessions”
    Charles Luney Auditorium – Saturday 11 August 2018
    Reviewed by Tony Ryan

    Verdi, Elgar, Holst and Sibelius – great names; great music – and brought to us by young people with a such a sense of exploration and discovery that, somehow, the music speaks freshly in ways that experienced professionals cannot always achieve.
  • Title: “Revolution”
    With special guests Rodger Fox and the NZ School of Music Big Band
    Classical Meets Jazz! Big Band leader, Rodger Fox, and the NZ School of Music Big Band join us as our special guests in an exciting fusion of classical and jazz in great classics such as West Side Story, Take the A Train and Lorde's Royals
  • Our Music, Our Voice
    UC CYO PRESENTS “OUR MUSIC, OUR VOICE” Saturday 2 December Music composed by and conducted by players from the Orchestra.
  • “The Lark Ascending
    UC Christchurch Youth Orchestra presents “The Lark Ascending"
  • “The Storyteller
    UC Christchurch Youth Orchestra presents: The Storyteller
    Sat 20 Aug 2016, 7:30pm–9:30pm
    Old St John's, 320 Hardy Street, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
  • “Origins
    Origins: The UC Christchurch Youth Orchestra Sat 13 May 2017, 7:30pm–9:00pm Oamaru Opera House, 94 Thames St, Oamaru, North Otago
  • “New World
    Christchurch Youth Orchestra ‘New World’ Sat 5 Oct 2013, 8:00pm–9:30pm The Transitional Cathedral, Latimer Square, Christchurch
  • “The Jazz Verses
    The Jazz Verses with the Christchurch Youth Orchestra Sat 4 Aug 2012, 7:30pm Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts, Cnr Greers Rd and Memorial Ave, Burnside, Christchurch
  • Christchurch Youth Orchestra Concert With Luke di Somma Sat 12 Oct 2013, 5:00pm–6:30pm Tekapo Springs, 6 Lakeside Drive, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie
  • UC Christchurch Youth Orchestra presents “Our Place” Sat 15 Oct 2016, 7:30pm–9:30pm The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, 156 Armagh Street , Christchurch
  • Jan 31 2009 - The orchestra is visiting the town as part of its Southern Tour which started at the beginning of this week. It has already performed in Oamaru, Invercargill and Stewart Island.
  • Young musicians strike up at Middleton Grange
    Jun 05 2012 STEADY HAND: Luke Di Somma conducts the Christchurch Youth Orchestra in its first concert of 2012 at the Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre.
  • Christchurch Youth Orchestra to Brisbane
    Christchurch Youth Orchestra to Brisbane - 2014
    The Christchurch School of Music is very excited that the Youth Orchestra has been invited to attend the Australian Festival of Youth Orchestras in December.
  • CYO presents “Landscapes"
    Join the fabulous Christchurch Youth Orchestra, conducted by Luke di Somma.
    Programme:
    Beethoven - Egmont Overture
    Gershwin - An American in Paris
    Lilburn - Symphony No. 1
    Faure - Pavane