No Rehearsal 22nd September 2017

None of the LYCO Orchestras will be rehearsing on Friday, the 22nd of September 2017. This affects the Piccolo Strings, Intermezzo Strings and Launceston Symphony Orchestra.

However, there will still be rehearsals for all three orchestras on the following Friday, the 29th of September, the day that the school holidays begin.

There will be no rehearsals for the two weeks after this due to the holidays, before rehearsals resume on Friday, the 20th of October 2017.

For the complete list of rehearsal and concert dates for the year, see the Rehearsals page.

The 2017 Winter Orchestra Workshop Begins

Some final notes for those attending the camp, friends and family…


If you need to contact us during the camp:


Applicants will have received a complete timetable for the camp in e-mail.

7th July 2017 (Friday)

5:00pm Start arriving
6:00pm Evening meal
7:30pm Orchestra rehearsal
9:00pm Supper

9th July 2017 (Sunday)

1:30pm Open rehearsal begins
3:00pm Camp ends
4:00pm Leave site by this time

Rehearsals, including the open rehearsal, will all be held in the Assembly Hall. This room is in the same building as the Camp Clayton Office and the Dining Room. It is to the left of the Camp Clayton Reception and to the right of the Dining Room Foyer.

What to Bring

The complete list of what to bring is in the Information Sheets.

During the camp we will be reading from the Bärenreiter Urtext edition of the Beethoven Symphony No. 3. You are no longer required to bring your own sheet music.

As of Friday morning, the weather forecast for Ulverstone gives an 80% chance of rain on Friday, 60% on Saturday and 20% on Sunday. We recommend packing a raincoat.

Temperatures will range from 3°C to 12°C. Pack sheets, blankets, sleeping bags and hot water bottles accordingly.

Rehearsals Resume 28th July 2017

There will be no rehearsals at the City Baptist Church on the 7th of July 2017. Musicians who registered for the Winter Orchestra Workshop should assemble the items listed in the WOW Information Sheets and go to Camp Clayton. If that doesn’t apply to you, your school holidays begin a few hours early.

The next rehearsal of the Piccolo Strings, Intermezzo Strings and Launceston Symphony Orchestra will be on the first Friday of term 3: the 28th of July 2017. For other rehearsal dates, see the Rehearsals page.

Recordings from the mid year concert are also now online. To hear them, visit the 2017 Mid Year Concert page in the Galleries.

2017 Mid Year Concert

When Friday, 30th June 2017, 7:30pm
Where City Baptist Church, 11 Frederick St, Launceston
Entry Gold coin donation

Instructions to Members

Rehearsal Timetable for the 30th of June 2017

All rehearsals will be on the City Baptist Church stage. This means that only one orchestra will be able to rehearse at a time. Please arrive in good time for your rehearsal and leave the stage efficiently so the next orchestra can set up.

Piccolo Strings 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Intermezzo Strings 4:50pm to 5:25pm
Launceston Symphony Orchestra 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Doors Open 7:00pm
Concert 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Concert Dress

For this concert, the Intermezzo Strings will join the LSO in wearing all black concert dress.

Piccolo Strings Purple LYCO shirts or black top over black/dark colours
Intermezzo Strings Black top over black skirt or trousers
LSO Black shirt over black skirt or trousers

Orchestra members may wait in the church between the rehearsal and the start of the concert.

Please bring your own music stand and a plate of food to share for supper.


Piccolo Strings

Jack in the Box

Loreta Fin

As Evening Falls

R. Anne Svendsen

William Tell
Overture (Finale)

Gioachino Rossini

Into the Dragon’s Den

Raymond Brown

Intermezzo Strings

from “O”

Benoit Jutras
arr. Michael Story

The Well-Tempered Clavier
Part 2 № 1 Prelude and Fugue in C Major (BWV 870)

Johann Sebastian Bach


Richard Meyer

Launceston Symphony Orchestra

L’Arlésienne Suite № 2
1. Pastorale
2. Intermezzo
3. Menuet
4. Farandole

Georges Bizet
arr. Fritz Hoffmann

Symphony in B Minor (D.759)
“The Unfinished”
1. Allegro moderato

Franz Schubert

The Lord of the Dance
1. Cry of the Celts
2. The Lord of the Dance (Simple Gifts)

Ronan Hardiman & Elder Joseph Brackett
arr. Larry Moore