The Youth Ensemble of New England

A Non-Profit Organization 

          The Youth Ensemble of New England is comprised of around 35 young musicians ages 10 to 20. The orchestra rehearses at Thayer Conservatory in Lancaster, Massachusetts, and plays over 30 concerts a year in local venues including schools, churches, libraries, assisted livings, and for other community organizations. They have played many concerts for charities and have a special interest in performing for children's charity organizations such as an orphanage for the children of AIDS victims in Zimbabwe, Africa, and for organizations formed to help children affected by natural disasters as well as fundraisers for music schools and various music festivals.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Youth Ensemble of New England is to inspire young musicians to learn and love great orchestral repertoire and to perform with excellence this heritage of orchestral music for audiences both near and far.


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Manager: Cheryl Sanders 

+1 (508) 612-0725 

Director: Dr. Connie RittenhouseDrexler  

+1 (978) 618-5469


The Youth Ensemble of New England is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Any charitable donations you make to us are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

©2019 by The Youth Ensemble of New England.