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.

Michael McGowan is our new director of music. He was appointed in January 2022 to succeed Shea Lolin.

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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

  • BWE November Concert: 'Transformations'

    BWE November Concert: 'Transformations'

    Sat, 26 Nov 2022
    With new Music Director, Michael McGowan, BWE will performing a concert entitled 'Transformations' this November at the gorgeous St James, Clerkenwell.   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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