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.
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.
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 2 May 2020
Present and former members of the Bloomsbury Band of Flutes will celebrate he 10th anniversary of the ensemble.
Saturday 16 May 2020
The music in the programme of this BWE concert will invoke the strong sense of intrigue conjured up by forests.
Tuesday 17 December 2019
Members of the Bloomsbury Band and BWE played carols and other seasonal music to raise money for charity.
Saturday 7 December 2019
The Bloomsbury Band entertained a packed house with a musical exploration of a spectrum colours
Saturday 23 November 2019
BWE offered its large audience musical visions of cities, buidlings and wider scenes.
Sunday 7 July 2019
The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble played a varied and popular programme on the bandstand.