Bristol Youth Orchestra Auditions for 2017 NOW OPEN

The Bristol Youth Orchestra is the City’s flagship instrumental ensemble, comprising more than 70 members drawn from almost every secondary school in Bristol.  The orchestra rehearses on Saturday mornings 9.30am – 12.30pm and stages regular performances at a variety of venues across Bristol including Colston Hall, St Georges Bristol and the Victoria Rooms.

Becoming part of the orchestra means that you are amongst the most talented young musicians in Bristol.  Performing some of the great works in the orchestral repertoire in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, under the professional guidance of Conductor Eiron Bailey and an expert team of section tutors.

We are looking for Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and String Players of Grade 7 standard or above.

Auditions will be held on:

Saturday 24th June at Henbury School at 9.30am – 12.30pm

Monday 26th June at Bristol Cathedral Choir School at 3.00pm – 6.00pm

For the audition please prepare an unaccompanied piece of music of your choosing, which you feel reflects your current playing standard.  You will also be given a short extract to sight-read and will be asked to play one or two scales.

Please complete the form below and return it to Bristol Plays Music, Stanton Rd, Southmead, Bristol, BS10 5SJ or email to by the 17th June 2017

We will then contact you to arrange a time for your audition.

Bristol Youth Orchestra Audition Information 2017

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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