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Great Orchestra Experiment 


Tuesday Rehearsal:


Please arrive at the Albert Hall in Nottingham, ready to play for 6.00pm.

Off Stage Brass (in Trojans): please arrive at 5.30 to mark up your stands 

This will be our techincal and final run through, you do not need to wear your RHYO t-shirts for this rehearsal. 

Friends and family are welcome to watch a run through, please ask them to arrive at 7.00pm if they would like to do so. Please note: this will be a working technical rehearsal so please make them aware this will not be a polished performance! 


Wednesday - Concert Day! 


Please arrive at the Albert Hall in Nottingham, ready to play for 9.00am

Dress Code: Black RHYO top and dark bottoms  - no ripped jeans please


Please bring a packed lunch for the day








Light Night Running Order: 

1. Stingray

2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

3. Blue Sky

4. Peter Gunn

5. Sing Sing Sing

6. Waltz - Shostakovich

7. Star Trek

8. Car Wash




For 2016/17 regular rehearsal dates please see the Music School Events page here


Finale of Come Together 2015: RHYO + German, Romanian and Russian orchestras at Karlsruhe 300th birthday. Photo courtesy of: Michael M. Roth, MicialMedia



When, where, contact details


Saturday mornings, 1000-1300, Nottingham Academy Greenwood Road site, Bakersfield, Nottingham.


Mobile number for contact on Saturday mornings only: 07817 434601 (at other times use regular contact number at the top of this page)


If you can't make a rehearsal for any reason you must call or email graham.drummond@nottinghammusichub.org.uk




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Key dates, times and info



Thursday 3rd - Hall of Fame (Ice Arena - 1700 - 2100 approx) CANCELLED

Thursday 17th -  Opera North Billy Budd optional visit (1630 - 2200)



Monday 5th- Christmas in the City @ the Albert Hall  (Not full RHYO, but smaller groups tbc)


Tuesday 13th- Christmas in the City @ the Royal Concert Hall (Full RHYO - 1530 - 2200)



Friday 10th - Light Night (1930 - 2130 tbc)



Saturday 18th - Great Orchestra Experiment Rehearsal (normal rehearsal day, but early start at 9.00)


Tuesday 21st - Great Orchestra Experiment 'Dress Rehearsal' (1800-2100)


Wednesday 22nd - Great Orchestra Experiment Event (0830-1530)



14th-19th - RHYO Residential and Karlsruhe Visit


We are hosting a visit by our partner organisation Jugendorchester Stadt Karlsruhe in July 2017.


From Friday 14th to Monday 17th July, the Jugendorchester Stadt Karlsruhe will be on residential with RHYO in Castleton. The orchestras will then return to Nottingham for a big concert on Tuesday 18th July 2017.


Please put these dates in your diary now










About the Robin Hood Youth Orchestra 



RHYO is made up of students aged 11-19 from  Nottingham and performs across a wide variety of musical styles.  RHYO has recently performed on the main Pavilion stage in Karlsruhe with orchestras from Germany, Rumania and Russia, played to over 2,000 people at Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall, inspired 1,200 city school children working with professional musicians as part of the Great Orchestra Experiment, played underground in the world famous Treak Cliff Cavern, co-created and recorded new music with local bands and singers, featured at major civic events such as the official re-opening of Nottingham Railway station, been featured on national German TV for flashmobbing Das Fest and gained world-wide renown for their performance at the Victoria Centre.



RHYO has a special relationship with youth orchestras from Karlsruhe and Halle, giving members the chance to travel, rehearse and perform with  European musicians.




Are you at secondary school/college, and can play musically at approximately grade 4 standard to diploma? We'd like to hear from you: contact us on info@nottinghammusichub.org.uk



Click here to read all about the Karlsruhe-Halle connection and the'Come Together' programme, or watch the joint orchestras in action at the Albert Hall in July 2013


See RHYO (with orchestras from Germany, Romania and Russia) flashmob 'Das Fest' in Karlsruhe as broadcast on national German TV:





RHYO - Click here for resources



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June 2017

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