Watch and hear


National Open Youth Orchestra and BSO Resound at Lighthouse Poole

As part of our first-ever series of concerts, we played Lighthouse Poole with BSO Resound in June 2022. It felt amazing playing ‘What Fear We Then?’ by Alexander Campkin live, as well a new arrangement of ‘Time’ by Hans Zimmer amongst other pieces. We got a standing ovation!

Thank you to our partners Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for allowing us to share this short clip.

Concert highlights from the National Open Youth Orchestra and BSO Resound at Lighthouse Poole


Music Video

‘What Fear We Then?’ by Alexander Campkin – co-commissioned with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

We had a very short period of time before the pandemic hit, where musicians got to workshop Alexander’s initial ideas for the piece in rehearsal.

“It’s been amazing playing a piece that has only been composed in the past few years and having a living composer who could talk to us about his feelings behind the piece and not only give feedback, but also listen to our suggestions. One of the most rewarding aspects of NOYO is feeling like an active participant in the music that we play.” Jamie, NOYO saxophonist.

This is our very first music video. You can read more about the meaning of the title and how the video was created on our blog post – 26 NOYO members were recorded playing live. We hope you like it!

If you prefer, watch the BSL interpreted version.

Members of the National Open Youth Orchestra perform ‘What Fear We Then?’ by Alexander Campkin


Meet three NOYO musicians

Who makes up the National Open Youth Orchestra? Saxophonist Jamie, harpist Holli and LinnStrument player Sally shared their story with NOYO with award-winning film director Justin Edgar of 104 films.

Behind the music: meet three members of the National Open Youth Orchestra.



Behind the scenes at a NOYO residential

Every year ahead of our concerts, we get together for a residential. We work hard on the music, but also have lots of fun! We hope you enjoy this clip of us rehearsing ‘Day One’ by Liam Taylor-West for our 2022 concerts.

Members of the National Open Youth Orchestra rehearsing 'Day One' by Liam Taylor-West at their yearly residential

360-degree videos of NOYO rehearsals

We hope these give you a sense of what it’s like being in rehearsal with us.

You can explore the videos in all directions with a few simple moves. On a desktop, you can click and drag with a mouse or click the arrows in the top left-hand corner of the screen. On a mobile device, you can drag your finger across the screen or move it around in different directions.

We were delighted to have the visit of BSO Resound conductor James Rose in London.

Some of our London musicians working on ‘Day One’ by Liam Taylor-West, a modular composition commissioned by NOYO. Leading the session are Beatrice Hubble and Julia Koelmans. NOYO Musicians from left to right: Oscar, Leo, Jaidon, Oliver (hidden), Georgina, Abbie.