The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland provides exceptional performance opportunities for young people, coupled with orchestral training which is second to none. If you are a young musician between the ages of 13 and 24 years, who is passionate about music, not afraid of hard work and commitment and wants to work with like-minded young people, now is your chance to become part of one of Ireland’s leading cultural initiatives. 

ARENA CONCERTS IN IRELAND, NORTHERN IRELAND & THE UK. CBOI members get the incredible opportunity to perform in our Peace Proms Arena Tour each Spring. This involves up to 15 concerts with audiences in excess of 60,000 people. Concerts take place in iconic arenas including the SSE Arena, Belfast; the Simmonscourt Arena, RDS, Dublin; Limerick University Sports Arena; Waterford Arena; Galway University Sports Arena, and the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.

WORKING WITH PROS: CBOI members get the opportunity to perform to professional concert-orchestra standard, and work with leading conductors and professional musician. CBOI’s conductor Maestro Greg Beardsell, is one of the most outstanding conductors of his generation, and is considered a leading light in music education and performance. Greg is known for his extraordinary ability to lead powerful and exhilarating performances, always getting to the heart of the music. In addition, CBOI members get the opportunity to work with a team of Ireland’s top professional musicians who coach members during workshops and perform along-side them during concerts.

CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK CONCERT TOUR PLANNED. CBOI is currently planning a concert tour to New York and exclusive performance at Carnegie Hall – the world’s most prestigious music venue. Due to Covid-19 our date has moved several times. All new members will be eligible to participate in this tour. In the past, CBOI has performed in many top venues throughout the world including Carnegie Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall, London, and the World Trade Expo Shanghai where they won an international music award for ‘Outstanding Performance’. CBOI has also had the honour of performing for Queen Elizabeth II at Hillsborough Castle and for USA President Barak Obama at the White House, Washington D.C.

REQUIREMENTS: The CBOI accepts members from every county in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants should be between 13 and 24years.  Applications will also be considered from accomplished adults who would value the exceptional opportunities provided by the CBOI. Rehearsals take place on 3 Sundays per month from August to January, in Coláiste Chu Chulainn, Dundalk. Concerts take place at weekends from January to March. CBOI is in recess from mid-March until August to facilitate members taking school & college exams. Minimum standard required, full terms and conditions, provisional rehearsal and performance schedule, and online application are available in the Members section of our website

START DATE: New applicants should be in a position to join from August 2022.

*The start date may change depending on Covid-19 regulations and restrictions.

**The schedule of rehearsals and concerts is provisional and may be reduced, postponed or virtual depending on Covid-19 regulations and restrictions. 

CLOSING DATE:  30th June 2022