Bloomsbury Band of Flutes & Clarinets

The ensemble

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 music

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.

Concerts

A Bloomsbury Band concert at Lumen

The Bloomsbury Band of flutes and clarinets performs regularly in a variety of venues including churches and band stands.

 

You can listen to some recordings of the Band at rehearsals and in concerts here.

 

SoundCloud also features a complete recording of the April 2018 concert entitled In Your Dreams.

Our music director

David Morris, music director, on the Isle of Wight in 2018

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.

Concerts

A Space Odyssey

Saturday 24 November

BWE will journey into space with a varied programme that will feature the première of a BWE commissionby Christopher Hussey.

 

Trees and Flowers

Saturday 1 December 2018

The Bloomsbury Band will perform a selection of pieces celebrating nature and the countryside.

News

Bandstand concert in Ruskin Park

Sunday 1 July 2018

BWE entertained a samily audience relaxing in deck chairs provided by the wonderful Friends of the Park.

 

Flowers, Dogs and Midsummer

Saturday 23 June 2018

The Bloomsbury Band entertained participants in the Beckenham Place flower and dog show.

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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.

 

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.

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