Our members are adult amateur woodwind players. The two ensembles that make up the Bloomsbury Music Group provide opportunities for us to develop our musical ability and ensemble skills in relaxed and informal settings. We are building a varied repertoire of woodwind ensemble music and we regularly perform in public.
The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble is open to players of these instruments: flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe and bassoon together with alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. The Ensemble rehearses weekly on Tuesday evenings in the Coram Band Room.
We have a vacancy for a bass clarinet player. All other sections are full.
The Bloomsbury Band is made up of players of flute, clarinet and bass clarinet. The Band rehearses weekly on Monday evenings at Lumen URC in Bloomsbury.
Saturday 26 November, 2016
The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble will present a chronological programme of music from the itinerant Ballets Russes company.
Saturday 3 December
The Bloomsbury Band takes on the kingdom of the animals presenting a veritable menagerie of domestic and wild beasts.
Tuesday 29 November
BWE is holding an open workshop for composers and arrangers to hear their work played live and to explore new musical ideas.
We are delighted that Philip Sparke has agreed to compose a new work for us to premiere at the BWE November 2017 concert.
Saturday 16 July, 2016
With the generous support of the Friends of Ruskin Park, BWE and the Bloomsbury Band entertained a large audience in warm sunshine from the Ruskin Park bandstand.