** Rehearsal venue change and LYSO/LSSO Concert **
On 16th March 2014 the LYSO/LSSO rehearsals will NOT be at Lostock Hall
but will be at Kirkham Grammar School More details...
** Rehearsal venue change and LYSO Concert **
On 2nd March 2014 the LYSO/LSSO rehearsals will NOT be at Lostock Hall
but will be at Shuttleworth College, Padiham. More details...
Chorley Town Hall Concert
The first concert of the year was at Chorley Town Hall on Sunday 15th December
Tuck Shop Changes
The ‘Friends’ run a tuck shop at the Lostock Hall rehearsals which provides
snacks and drinks. Please note that there will be no tuck shop at the afternoon
break so that the role is less onerous on volunteers. Please purchase enough
snacks at lunchtime to last you through the afternoon!
‘Friends’ meeting (and AGM)
The ‘Friends’ meeting including AGM was held at 10am on Sunday, 10th Nov 2013 at Lostock
The Gala concert was at Chorley Town Hall on Saturday 13th July 2013.
Westholme Concert - 13th January
Both orchestras gave excellent performances of works with pieces including film music (Harry
Potter, James Bond, Dambusters March & Pirates of the Caribbean) and a wide range of
classical pieces by Vivian Ellis, Strauss, Liszt, Rossini, Dvorak, Brahms and Beethoven. The
concert was well attended and all involved enjoyed the excellent facilities available at
Annual General Meeting
The AGM was held during the rehearsal on the 25th November 2012.
The 2012 Gala concert was at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood on Saturday 14th July.
At the AGM on Sunday 16th October 2011 Angela Tranter was elected as the new
Chairman of the ‘Friends’. On behalf of the ‘Friends’ she would like to thank Paul Wickham for
his hard work during his 3 year term as Chairman.
The ‘Friends’ agreed to to subsidise both the LYSO summer tour (July/August) and the
residential course (February). Orchestra members should have been informed of the
reduction in costs for these events.
Some golden oldies...
Here are some vinyl records (they’re round black plastic discs with a groove on each side, they
play on a record player... oh never mind you’re much too young if I have to explain!). These are
the album covers from 1974, 1977 and 1985 (go on, see if you’re listed on the back...)
LYSO perform at MfY National Festival
The LYSO played at the Music for Youth National Festival at Birmingham Symphony Hall on
Saturday 9th July 2011.
They performed the Waltz and Adagio the Sleeping Beauty Ballet Suite by Tchaikovsky and
“(Baba Yaga’s) Hut on Hen’s Legs” and “The Great Gate of Kiev” from Mussorgsky’s Pictures
at an Exhibition.
LYSO Regional Festival MfY Report
On Saturday 26th March 2011, at Rochdale Town Hall, the LYSO performed 2 movements
from Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky. Here are the Judges comments:
Your attack with vigour and tremendous energy - The angular string melody is so articulate.
All sections are balanced and the blend is superb. Opening section so secure in every
detail. Delightful Bassoon solo!! You achieve the necessary 'Russian' inflexion and
character - Brilliant cello and bases - you are providing a solid foundation throughout. The
horrendously difficult string figures are accomplished with consummate ease!
Finale - Glorious - Arresting - Assured playing! There is an effervescent feeling of
exuberance in the work which you achieve so well. I commend you on your energy and total
commitment to the music. Stunning dynamic contrasts. This is a first rate youth orch.. who
has enormous skill and desire to perform to a very high standard!!! Thank you for your
performance today! Terrific!!
- Keith Henson
What a professional sound this youth orchestra makes. A vigorous and exciting opening to
Baba Yaga. Excellent intonation and rhythmic articulation. Good all round sections and a
tremendous orchestral full sound.
The excitement of Baba Yaga ran into the splendour and majestic playing of the Great Gate
of Kiev. Magnificent shaping of phrases making full use of of an extensive dynamic range.
A joy to listen to.
- David Parkinson
March 2011 - New Look Website
In the spirit-of-the-age the FLSSO website has had a ‘make-over’. Now I’m the first to agree
that ‘newer is not always better’ so I apologize in advance for the change. The new software
makes editing quicker and site management easier.
The chairman would like to thank all those volunteers who have helped run the 'Friends'
tuckshop on rehearsal days.
If you are willing to help (even if it's only once a year) please click here for more details
If you have any suggestions, information or any other feedback then contact us.
Welcome to the FLSSO website
The aim of this site is to provide current and archived information relevant to the
Lancashire Youth Symphony Orchestra (LYSO) and the
Lancashire Schools' Symphony Orchestra (LSSO).
arrangements for the
This service was
withdrawn with effect
from Sept 2011.
Friends of the Lancashire Student Symphony Orchestras - Reg. Charity No. 511059
I keep a mirror copy
of this website on a
personal website for
the odd occasion this
site is down.
To find it Google “flsso
mirror” or bookmark the
Proceeds to the FLSSO
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Contact us: flsso email
At Lostock Hall rehearsals
the tuck shop provides drinks
and snacks at morning break
Bacon and sausage
barmcakes should be
ordered at morning break.
Pot noodles, toast,
teacakes and crumpets are
also available as well as
crisps, chocolate and
Drinks: Assorted fizzy
bottles, water, tea, coffee
and hot chocolate.