Mountain Kings and Other Things – REVIEW

DYO rocks out with a rumble and a roar at Kavanagh College! In a brilliantly chosen programme, on Wednesday, 19th of September, the Dunedin Youth Orchestra succeeded once again in meeting and surpassing any expectations an enthusiastic and rapt audience may have had. Although she … Continue readingMountain Kings and Other Things – REVIEW

Around the World in 80 Tales – Peter & the Wolf

As part of the Dunedin Fringe Festival the Dunedin Youth Orchestra will be performing at the Dunedin Public Library’s event “Around the World in 80 Tales” on Saturday March 17. Family-friendly stories from around the world will be shared.  Come along at 2pm to come see us perform … Continue readingAround the World in 80 Tales – Peter & the Wolf

Registrations have closed for 2018

Player registrations for 2018 have now closed. If you registered, keep an eye on your emails for audition and first rehearsal times. Also keep an eye on our website and facebook page for other important information, such as the Audrey Reid composition awards which are now open. … Continue readingRegistrations have closed for 2018

Registrations for 2018 open now!

Player registrations for 2018 are open now until February 7 2018. Visit our ‘Join’ link and fill in the 2018 Registration Form ( You will receive a confirmation email once you have registered. New players  and some returning players will be required to audition. Emails … Continue readingRegistrations for 2018 open now!

DYO presents: Immortal Beloved

Immortal Beloved  The Dunedin Youth Orchestra 2017 semester 2 concert, conducted by Peter Adams, will be held at Knox Church on 23 September. The programme for this concert includes: Berlioz – Hungarian March from The damnation of Faust Nathaniel Otley – Canvas Bruch – Violin concerto No. 1 in G minor (soloist Nathaniel … Continue readingDYO presents: Immortal Beloved

2017 Young Musicians Award

Applications are now open for the 2017 Young Musicians Award. The purpose of the Award is to recognise outstanding achievement and commitment of Dunedin Youth Orchestra members. The two selected members of the orchestra will receive financial assistance to further their musical career. Recipients also … Continue reading2017 Young Musicians Award

Peter and the Wolf & Other Creatures

Come along and explore the wild creatures of the earth with us. Enjoy the elegance of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Suite from Swan Lake’ before diving deep ‘In the Lair of the Cave Weta’ by New Zealand’s own Leonie Holmes. Marching our way through Anthony Ritchie’s ‘Procession’, we … Continue readingPeter and the Wolf & Other Creatures