Highlights of the Group's history

BWE performing at St George's Bloomsbury, 2012 Shea conducting BWE at St George's Bloomsbury, 2012

Graham Lyons founds the London School of Pharmacy Flute & Clarinet Choir which evolves into the Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble.


Shea Lolin appointed as music director.

The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble gives the world première of their first commissioned work, The Zoo Keeper by Ruth Young, as part of the Newham Music Month festival.

Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble gives the world première of Twisted Skyscape by Christopher Hussey at the Riverside Studios, London as part of the adopt-a-composer scheme.

David rehearsing BWE2 (now the Band) in 2013 David rehearsing BWE2 (now the Band) in 2013

David Morris, appointed as music director for a new ensemble.

Committee of the Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble founds BWE2, a flute & clarinet choir.

Bloomsbury Music Group forms and is registered as a charity.

Celebratory concert of the Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble and BWE2 held at St. John’s, Smith Square with the world première of Journey Through Time by Alan Bullard

Bloomsbury Music Group concert held at LSO St Luke’s with the world première of Postcards by Jeffery Wilson.


BWE2 moves to Lumen for rehearsals and is renamed the Bloomsbury Band of flutes and clarinets. 

Bloomsbury Music Group playing at BT Centre to raise money for charities, December 2014


The Bloomsbury Woodwind Ensemble performs Lux Aeterna composed by Shea Lolin to mark his ten years as music director.



Two successful concerts in November and December continue the longstanding tradition of raising money for charity. The group contributes just under £1000 to Nordoff Robbins, Childline and other charities.


BWE performs Sinfonia Aqua. This new work commissioned from Martin Ellerby was enjoyed by a record audience of just under 200 people. Bass clarinet player and Band member, Carl Upsall contributes an original composition as well arrangements for the Bloomsbury Band concerts.

Past Events

The gallery below features some of the fliers that our members have designed for us to promote our concerts.



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.


According to the Contract…

Saturday 2 December 2017

The Bloomsbufry Band's winter concert will feature music relating to contracts, deals and exchanges.


Soloist at our May 2018 concert

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.


Great Day Out in Victoria Park

Saturday 5 August 2017

BWE contributed a bandstand performance to the grand family day out in Victoria park.


Isle of Wight Concert

Saturday 24 June 2017

The Bloomsbury Band performed at an open-air charity concert in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

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