Surrey Arts county ensembles

County level ensembles are run by Surrey Arts, and can offer more advanced players, singers and performers the opportunity to develop their existing talents to a higher level.

Ensemble members are offered the chance to tackle an exciting and challenging repertoire, perform regularly in major concert halls throughout Surrey and take part in high profile concerts in prestigious venues such as the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall.

Additionally, most ensembles undertake overseas concert tours every other year. In recent years groups have visited or are planning to visit Barcelona, Venice, Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Washington DC and New York.

Membership of County level ensembles requires commitment and hard work but it enables members to develop their artistic skills to a high degree, sometimes leading to higher educational courses, whilst enjoying the social side to the regular weekly rehearsals.

There is an annual charge for membership of the county ensembles, currently £75 per term (2017-2018).

Apply for membership. Please read our Ensemble Membership Information before applying.

For more details contact Surrey Arts on 01483 519303


Surrey County Youth Orchestra

Grade 6+

Friday 6.45 – 9pm

Westfield School, Woking



Surrey County Youth Wind Orchestra

Grade 6+

Friday 6.45 – 9pm

George Abbot School, Guildford



Surrey County Youth Jazz Orchestra

Grade 6+

Wednesday 6.45 – 9pm

Westfield School, Woking



Surrey Youth Choir

Grade 5+

Wednesday 6.45 – 9.15pm

Marist School, Woking



Surrey County Percussion Ensemble

Grade 6+

Saturday 9.00am – 11.00pm

Westfield School, Woking (New time from October 2016)



SPARC (Surrey Percussion and Rhythm Crew)

Early grade – Saturday

11.15am – 12.45pm

Westfield School, Woking



Surrey Advanced Brass Ensemble

Grade 6+

Sunday 4.30 – 6.30pm (6 sessions per term)

Westfield School, Woking



The UP! Orchestra & Infinity Orchestra

Surrey’s orchestra of ‘Unlimited Potential’ for young people with SEND and Surrey’s inclusive orchestra for young people from all backgrounds.


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