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.

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 £86 per term (2019-2020).

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
SPARC (Surrey Percussion & Rhythm Crew)
Early grade – Saturday
11.15am – 12.45pm
Westfield School, Woking
Surrey Advanced Brass Ensemble
Grade 6+
Sunday 4.30 – 6.30pm
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.