Bristol Youth Orchestra


The Bristol Youth Orchestra is the city’s flagship instrumental ensemble featuring over 70 of the most talented young musicians in Bristol. The orchestra rehearses weekly and performs the great works of the orchestral repertoire as well as ambitious new commissions at Bristol Beacon. Bristol Youth Orchestra is a member of the Association of British Orchestras and strives to give young musicians a professional orchestral experience and support careers in music.

Bristol Youth Orchestra is honoured to be one of Bristol Beacon’s Young Companies in Residence alongside Bristol Youth Choir. Bristol Youth Orchestra also regularly works closely with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and British Paraorchestra.

Bristol Cathedral Choir School, College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS
Saturdays, 9.30am-12.30pm

Entry Grade: Grade 7+*
Ages: 12-18
£64 membership fee per double term
*Entry by audition which we hold each year in June and July.

For further information please contact:  | 0117 204 7140

We are pleased to announce the Young Companies in Residence Bursary Awards for members of the Bristol Youth Orchestra and Bristol Youth Choir.

Depending on your level and experience you may also like the following:

Held at Bristol Centre for Musicians:

  • Bristol Youth Chamber Orchestra
  • Bristol Youth Wind Ensemble
  • Bristol Bridge Orchestra

Held at Bristol Music Centre, West:

  • Bristol Junior String Orchestra
  • String Group
  • Starter Strings
  • Bristol Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Bristol Wind Band
  • Flute Group
  • Bristol Young Percussion

More from Bristol Plays Music

We’re changing

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon, and this means we’re changing too.

Bristol Plays Music is run by Bristol Music Trust, the charity that also runs the venue formerly known as Colston Hall. These two organisations will soon unite under one name: Bristol Beacon.

Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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