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.
Saturday 24 November
BWE will journey into space with a varied programme that will feature the première of a BWE commissionby Christopher Hussey.
Saturday 1 December 2018
The Bloomsbury Band will perform a selection of pieces celebrating trees, woodlands and a few of the creatures that live in them.
Sunday 1 July 2018
BWE entertained a samily audience relaxing in deck chairs provided by the wonderful Friends of the Park.
Saturday 23 June 2018
The Bloomsbury Band entertained participants in the Beckenham Place flower and dog show.
Saturday 9 June
It has become a tradition for the Bloiomsbury Band to perform annually at a charity event on the Isle of Wight. This year's perfiormance was as successful as ever.
Saturday 12 May 2018
BWE performed a dramatic, concert of Russian scores with Sarah Markham as the soloist in Glazunov’s enthralling Saxophone Concerto.