Bristol Youth Orchestra


The Bristol Youth Orchestra is the city’s flagship instrumental ensemble featuring over 70 of the most talented young musicians in Bristol. The orchestra rehearses weekly and performs the great works of the orchestral repertoire as well as ambitious new commissions at Colston Hall. Bristol Youth Orchestra is a member of the Association of British Orchestras and strives to give young musicians a professional orchestral experience and support careers in music.

Bristol Youth Orchestra is honoured to be one of Colston Hall’s Young Companies in Residence alongside Bristol Youth Choir. Bristol Youth Orchestra also regularly works closely with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and British Paraorchestra.

Bristol Music Centre, North – Henbury Secondary School, Station Road, Henbury
Saturdays, 9.30am-12.30pm

Entry Grade: Grade 7+*
Ages: 12-18
*Entry by audition

Saturday morning rehearsals are now finished for the summer and will start again in September 2017

For further information and to apply please contact:  | 0117 204 7140


We are now recruiting for new members for 2017.  The deadline for applications is 17th June 2017.  

See here for more info Bristol Youth Orchestra Audition Information 2017

We are pleased to announce the Young Companies in Residence Bursary Awards for members of the Bristol Youth Orchestra and Bristol Youth Choir.

Depending on your level and experience you may also like the following:

Held at Bristol Music Centre, North:

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Concert Band
  • Wind Band
  • Junior Wind Band

Held at Bristol Music Centre, West:

  • Junior String Orchestra
  • String Group
  • Starter Strings
  • Bristol Schools Jazz Orchestra
  • West Bristol Big Band
  • Flute Group
  • Saxophone Ensemble
  • Bristol Young Percussion

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