One group - two ensembles

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.


Both ensembles rehearse weekly in Bloomsbury. Find out more about how to join, the music we play and our concerts from this web site. The main benefit of membership is the opportunity to play music regularly in an ensemble. 

 

There are many other ways for wind players to make music together as shown by the long list of opportunities on our links page.

The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018. the group 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.

 

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.

Concerts

Music in an Isle of Wight garden

Saturday 9 June 2018

The Band will perform a varied programme with music selected for its association with midsummer.

 

Flowers, Dogs and Midsummer

Saturday 23 June 2018

The Band will entertain participants in the Beckenham Place flower and dog show.

 

Bandstand concert in Ruskin Park

Saturday Sunday 1 July 2018

BWE will entertain a audience relaxing in deck chairs provided by the Friends of the Park.

News

Russian Fire

Saturday 12 May 2018

BWE performed a dramatic, concert of Russian scores with Sarah Markham as the soloist in Glazunov’s enthralling Saxophone Concerto.

 

In Your Dreams

Saturday 28 April 2018

The Bloomsbury Band performed a concert that conjured up images of the night.

 

Seasonal music at BT Centre

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Members of the Bloomsbury Music Group took part in a charity fund-raising concert at the headquarters of BT.

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