Would you like to share your music in a lively, dedicated string orchestra? Join one of the network of four string orchestras covering the whole of Cornwall and beyond, directed by inspirational leader and music educator Tim Boulton. Discover, rehearse and perform a wide variety of great music, with popular concerts locally and some performances nationally at venues including the Royal Albert Hall in London!

PYSO members come from all across West Penwith in Cornwall and meet every Thursday evening to rehearse from 5.30 - 7.30pm at Humphry Davey School in Penzance. Our age range is 12 - 19, and players are grade 5+.

PYSO costs £35 per term, or £100 per year.


PJs is a lively younger orchestra for players from grades 1 to 5 aged approximately between 9 and 15. The orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings from 4.30 - 6pm at Humphry Davey School in Penzance, and performs at least once a term often alongside PYSO, its older sibling.

PJs costs £25 per term, or £70 per year.

TYSO provides for young string players in years 6- 13 grade 4 and above from central Cornwall, including Falmouth, Penryn, St. Austell, St. Agnes, Redruth and Truro. TYSO rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 5.15 - 7pm at Truro High School.

TYSO costs £35 per term, or £100 per year.

ECYSO, the most recent addition to the family of string orchestras, serves young musicians in years 6-13 and from grade 4 upwards from across East Cornwall, Plymouth and West Devon. ECYSO meets for one afternoon each month, usually Sundays, at different venues around the region.

ECYSO costs £25 per term, or £70 per year.