SEYSO

Events in the next few months :

Sunday 25th February 2024, 1.15pm–5pm
Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh SS6 9BZ

Sunday 24th March 2024, 1.15pm–5pm
Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh SS6 9BZ

A Concert for Easter

Rehearsals - venue to be announced
Saturday 6th April 2024, 10am–12.30pm 1.30pm–4.30pm
Performance - venue to be announced
Saturday 6th April 2024 - 7pm

All aspects of orchestral training

Annual Provision

8 workshops

Typically Sunday afternoons at the end of September, October, November, January, February, March, May and June. Repertoire is studied in sectionals and full orchestra with a short performance to parents and friends at the end of the afternoon, to which both SEYSO and SEYTO contribute.

3 courses with major public performances

Typically at Christmas, Easter and Summer. SEYSO courses are usually over 3 to 5 days, with SEYTO over 2 to 5 days on the same premises.

Special events

We have performed at private functions and in special events to help raise funds for charity. We have played on Southend Pier, at the Southend Bandstand, in the barn of a local farm (with a picnic supper to follow), and we’ve teamed up with other performing groups at churches, theatres, schools and other venues across the South Essex area.

Membership

Membership of SEYSO is £100 per academic year or, for SEYTO, just £65 per year.

There is a 10% discount to any student who has been a member of SEYSO, SEYTO, SYO or Highly Strung at any time since September 2019.

A pro-rota charge is made for individuals joining part way through the academic year.
There is 20% discount for younger siblings and no charge to students who have left secondary school, with whom we like to keep contact and invite back to take part in events between terms like the famous Christmas Concert on 23rd December.

Newcomers are charged (a reimbursable) £5 per morning or afternoon trial session.

Fees should be paid by cheque, made payable to SEYSO, and posted or handed to a member of staff.  Alternatively, you can hand your fees in at the registration desk at a Sunday workshop.

Subscriptions can also be paid by monthly standing order. For the eleven months from October to August next year, SEYSO membership is £9.25 a month and SEYTO membership is only £6.00 a month.



We are grateful for the support of Music on Sea.

Music on Sea Supported by Arts Council England


Previous Events

Sunday 28th January 2024, 1.15pm–5pm
Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh SS6 9BZ

Christmas Course and Concert 2023

Rehearsals at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh SS6 9BZ
Thursday 21st December 2023 (SEYSO only) 10.00am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–4.00pm
Friday 22nd December 2023 (SEYSO and SEYTO) 10.00am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–4.00pm
Rehearsal at The Mill Hall Arts and Events Centre, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7ED
Saturday 23rd December 2023 2.00pm–4.45pm
Concert at The Mill Hall Arts and Events Centre, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7ED
Saturday 23rd December 2023 7pm

A Christmas Hamper - A selection of popular and classical music, carols and capers
Adults £10, concessions £9, students/children £5, family £25 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
Tickets available here online and subject to availability, on the door.
Please note earlier start time at 7pm


Sunday 26th November 2023, 1.15pm–5pm
Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, SS6 9BZ

Sunday 29th October 2023, 1.15pm–5pm
Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh SS6 9BZ

Sunday 24th September 2023, 1.15pm–5pm
Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh SS6 9BZ

Sunday 25 June 2023, 1.15pm–5pm
Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, SS6 9BZ

Sunday 21 May 2023, 1.15pm–5pm
Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, SS6 9BZ

Easter Course and Concert - On the Water

Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh SS6 9BZ
Thursday 6th April 2023 10.00am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–4.00pm Rehearsals
Rehearsal at The Mill Hall Arts and Events Centre, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7ED
Saturday 8th April 2023 2pm–5.00pm
Concert at The Mill Hall Arts and Events Centre, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7ED
Saturday 8th April 2023 - 7.30pm Concert

The Essex Concert Orchestra, South Essex Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Leigh Orpheus Male Voice Choir present a selection of timeless themes and songs depicting water and the sea.

Sunday 26 March 2023, 1.15pm–5pm
Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, SS6 9BZ

Sunday 26th February 2023, 1.15pm–5pm
Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh SS6 9BZ

Sunday 29th January 2023, 1.15pm–5pm
Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh SS6 9BZ

Christmas Course and Concert

Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh SS6 9BZ
Thursday 22nd December 2022 10.00am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–4.00pm Rehearsals
Friday 23rd December 2022 10.00am–12.30
Workshop at The Mill Hall Arts and Events Centre, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7ED
Friday 23rd December 2022 1.30pm–4.00pm Rehearsals
Concert at The Mill Hall Arts and Events Centre, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, SS6 7ED
Friday 23rd December 2022 - 7.30pm Concert

A Christmas Hamper of festive music and carols at the newly reopened Mill Hall, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh.
Tickets £10(adults), £8(seniors) and £5 (children)

Purchase tickets online here
Audience will be seated around tables and are invited to bring their own snacks and drinks, light refreshments are available.

Easter Course and Concert

The FitzWimarc School, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, SS6 8EB
Wednesday 13th April 10.00am–12.30 and 1.30pm–4.00pm Rehearsals
Thursday 14th April 10.00am–12.30 and 1.30pm–4.00pm Rehearsals
Thursday 14th April - 7.30pm Concert

A concert of Classical Dance Music by SEYSO and South Essex Brass Academy
Minimum donation £10(adults), £8(seniors) and £5 (children)

Audience are invited to bring their own snacks and drinks, we hope to serve tea and coffee during a short comfort break
We respectfully request visitors take a lateral flow test prior to attending the concert.

Orchestral workshops

Sunday 27 March 2022, 1.15pm–5pm
Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh SS6 9BZ

Sunday 27 February 2022, 1.15pm–5pm
Workshop at Heycroft School, Benvenue Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 5SJ

Sunday 30 January 2022, 1.15pm–5pm
Workshop at Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, SS6 9BZ

A Christmas Hamper - Christmas Course and Concert

Tuesday 21st - Thursday 23rd December 2021
The Fitzwimarc School, Hockley Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 8EB

Sunday 5th December 2021 1.15pm – 5pm
Heycroft School, Benvenue Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 5SJ

Sunday 31st October 2021 1.15pm – 5pm
Heycroft School, Benvenue Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 5SJ

Sunday 26th September 2021 1.15pm – 5pm
Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, SS6 9BZ

Sunday 4th July 2021 1.15pm (SEYTO 1.45pm) -5pm
Heycroft School, Leigh-on-Sea

Sunday 1st November 2020 2020 1.15pm (SEYTO 1.45pm) -5pm
Heycroft School, Leigh-on-Sea

Sunday 11th October 2020 1.15pm (SEYTO 1.45pm) -5pm
Heycroft School, Leigh-on-Sea

Sunday 23rd February 2020 1.15pm (SEYTO 1.45pm) -5pm
The Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Rayleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 9BY

Sunday 26th January 2020 1.15pm (SEYTO 1.45pm) – 5pm
The Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Rayleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 9BY

A Christmas Hamper

Monday 23rd December 2019 7.30pm
Southend High School for Boys (Music Block), Prittlewell Chase, Southend, SS0 0RG

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