Yorkshire Late Starters Strings - YLSS - is a friendly and informal string orchestra for adult musicians of varying levels of experience. We are a learning orchestra, supported by a supportive and talented team of professional musicians who lead and conduct our rehearsals.
During our Saturday morning rehearsals we play string music of all styles and periods from the baroque and earlier to the present day. Our music is carefully chosen to suit the abilities of the group. We work hard to ensure there is challenge for our more confident players but with plenty of music for newer players to access and enjoy. Simplified parts are often available so that you can join in even if you are at an early stage of study on your instrument.
Our players enjoy learning in a supportive, non-competitive and friendly atmosphere. We don't have auditions and we don't organise formal concerts, but we do have a celebration playthrough event each summer for our friends, family and supporters.
We are always keen to welcome new musicians at YLSS at any point during the year.
If you've been playing a while, you may feel ready to join our full orchestra rehearsals however, we also run a new learners group for less experienced players during the first half of our rehearsals, so there's a great opportunity to get involved with YLSS even if you've only been playing a short while, or if you're still working on lower grades.
We're very pleased to offer new members a free introductory session to help you get a flavour of orchestra and our ethos. Click below to find our more.
|We hope you've enjoyed the summer break and are looking forward to resuming regular rehearsals next Saturday, 9th September.
Now is a great time for new members to join and you get tour first session for free! Please get in touch if you'd like to come along.
For returning players, if you haven't already, please complete the short sign-up form so we have an up to date list of members and your contact details. This list will also be used to manage access to the website and music downloads. Here's the link: https://forms.gle/wRdPymsy7bdjHa4v5
Speaking of music, there are 7 pieces this term:
You'll find all these in the members area here: https://www.ylss.org/Music and the plan for the term here: https://www.ylss.org/AutumnTerm. Term dates are also published: https://www.ylss.org/term-dates. Please get in touch if you have any problems accessing the website or printing the music.
Full fees are £94 for the term and the concessionary rate is £68, please pay by bank transfer if possible. Any problems, please contact our Treasurer, Steve, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're looking forward to seeing everyone on the 9th!