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 Cathedral Choir School, College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS
Saturdays, 9.30am-12.30pm

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

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


Wind, brass and percussion auditions are on the 30th June 2018

Auditions for strings takes place on the 7th July 2018

Apply here for further information and to secure your slot.

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 Centre for Musicians:

  • Bristol Youth Chamber Orchestra
  • Bristol Bridge Orchestra
  • Bristol Youth Wind Ensemble
  • Bristol Sound

Held at Bristol Music Centre, West:

  • Bristol Junior String Orchestra
  • String Group
  • Starter Strings
  • Bristol Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Bristol Wind Band
  • The Fudamentals
  • Flute Group
  • Saxophone Ensemble
  • Bristol Young Percussion

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