The Bloomsbury Band of flutes and clarinets is a dynamic and friendly ensemble of more than twenty adult players. The Band was formed in January 2010. At first we called the group BWE2 until it became established and was also rehearsing in Bloomsbury.
Membership is open to adults who play flute, clarinet or bass clarinet.
Our repertoire includes works composed over more than four hundred years and in a notably wide range of styles. The Bloomsbury Band has premiered many new arrangements and three new compositions.
David Morris holds a Masters degree in Performance Practice from Trinity College of Music, where he studied clarinet with Hale Hambleton.
David teaches the clarinet and saxophone and delivers vocal coaching at Key Stage 2 in North London. Until recently David was also staff conductor at the East Barnet Music Centre, where a number of his arrangements and compositions were performed.
Previous conducting roles include band director at East Barnet Music Centre and as an assistant conductor for the Chandos Chamber Choir, for whom he composed several choral miniatures. David is currently assistant music director of the Palace Band and MD of BT's London staff choir.
David is passionate about collaborative lifelong learning and participation and the natural place of music in society.
Saturday 25 November 2017
The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble will pay tribute to the buzzing capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. This will be a charity concert in aid of St Joseph's Hospice in Hackney.
Saturday 2 December 2017
The Bloomsbufry Band's winter concert will feature music relating to contracts, deals and exchanges.
BWE is delighted that Sarah Markham has agreed to be the soloist when the ensemble performs a woodwind orchestra version of Alexander Glazunov’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra.
Saturday 5 August 2017
BWE contributed a bandstand performance to the grand family day out in Victoria park.
Saturday 24 June 2017
The Bloomsbury Band performed at an open-air charity concert in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.