Shea at a BWE concert

The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble


BWE is an ensemble of flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons and saxophones we rehearse and perform a varied repertoire of music that is either arranged or composed for this line-up of a wind orchestra.

Shea, our director of music, has now led us through his last concert with us. Between now and the end of January we will be appointing a new director from a strong field of applicants.

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The Bloomsbury Band of flutes and clarinets


The Bloomsbury Band is made up of players of flute, clarinet and bass clarinet. There are sometimes opportunities to play a second instrument such as bassooon, saxophone or piano. The Band rehearses weekly on Monday evenings at Lumen URC in Bloomsbury.  Directed by David Morris, the Band performs regularly in a variety of venues including churches and band stands. 

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Upcoming Events

  • On the Right Track

    Sat, 14 May 2022
    All board! The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble returns to St James's Church, Sussex Gardens to take our audience on a journey exploring composers’ visions of all things locomotive. The programme will ... more

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Want to join one of our ensembles?

Our members are adult amateur woodwind players. Our two ensembles provide opportunities for us to develop our musical ability in relaxed settings. We are building a varied repertoire of woodwind ensemble music and we regularly perform in public. We do not audition but invite prospective members to a rehearsal so that they can try us out. Our popular sections are often full - if so, you can join the waiting list. Do get in touch.

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