Administration Changes

After many years as LYCO treasurer and camps administrator, Virginia de Groot is retiring from the LYCO Committee.

The LYCO and RSSC boards wish to thank Virginia for her huge contribution over the years. With Virginia’s retirement from these positions there will be changes to the registration process. We hope to make the transition as simple as possible.

Membership and camp enquiries should now be sent to



Musical director

Launceston Youth and Community Orchestra End of Year Concert. When: Friday, 2nd December 2016, 7:30pm. Where: City Baptist Church, 11 Frederick St, Launceston. Web:

2016 End of Year Concert

When Friday, 2nd December 2016, 7:30pm
Where City Baptist Church, 11 Frederick St, Launceston
Entry Gold coin donation


Piccolo Strings

A Little Summer Suite
1. Sun Bleached
2. Rain Come Down (A Prayer)
3. Downpour!
Keith Sharp
Bach Country Fiddles
Johann Sebastian Bach
arr. Richard Meyer
Larry Clark
Two Night Pieces
1. Midnight Serenade
2. Dark Train
Stephen Chin
Tango por Uno
R. Anne Svendsen

Intermezzo Strings

Danse Macabre
Camille Saint-Saëns
Russian Easter Overture
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Power Surge
M.L. Daniels

Launceston Symphony Orchestra

Overture to “The Abduction from the Seraglio”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Trumpet Concerto in E♭ Major
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Allegro
Joseph Haydn
The Montagues and the Capulets from “Romeo and Juliet”
Sergei Prokofiev
Selections from “The Firebird” Suite
1. Danse Infernale
2. Berceuse
3. Finale
Igor Stravinsky


Poster advertising the Launceston Youth and Community Orchestra performing selections from The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky.

From the Conductor – June 2016

Thanks to all LYCO members, from the start with the Brass Ensemble to William Tell, what a good concert.

I know you will all have moments that you wish had been different but that is the life of a musician. What impressed me and made me so happy about this concert is that the line of the music spoke. The music wasn’t interrupted by transitions that didn’t quite work or wrong notes, it was carried by the exquisite things that did work. That makes conducting so fun, pieces are cohesive so I can work with the music, not just hold the orchestra together – the orchestra does that itself by its knowledge of the music. It was just such a good concert.

Fantastic work in the Piccolo Strings. I loved the energy of the pieces Virginia chose and the ensemble was so good. Such a good start to any orchestral program to have that excitement.