If you are aged 12-18 and grade 7+ on your chosen instrument NOW is your chance to audition to join the city’s leading 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. A member of the Association of British Orchestras the Bristol Youth Orchestra strives to give talented young musicians a a world-class music education and experience to encourage a professional career in music.
They also hold the prestigious position of being one of the Colston Hall Young Companies in Residence, a talent development programme for young classical and creative musicians.
What you can expect at the audition
We’re looking to recruit members across the whole orchestra but we are specifically looking for double bass, bassoon and brass players!
Closing date for applications is Friday 24 May at 5pm with auditions taking place on Saturday 29 June (am) and Wednesday 3 July (pm/eve).
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.