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Next Concert
Sat 19 Mar 2022
St George's Bristol
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Next Concert
Sat 19 Mar 2022
St George's Bristol
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Awesome News!

Our limited series of rehearsals that took place in June 2021 at Redland Parish Church Hall was a great success and very popular among attendees. We resume rehearsals on Tuesday 7  September 2021 with a concert programme that includes Elgar's Enigma Variations and Bruch's Violin Concerto. The concert will take place at St George's Bristol on Sunday 21 November 2021 starting at 7 PM. Our soloist is Benjamin Baker. Tim Harrison will conduct us as Guest Conductor though we will hold auditions for a new conductor during the term.. We will post further updates shortly.

In the meantime, if you are pining to play again, especially if you are a string player, don't hesitate to apply to join us here.

“Exquisite and electrifying performances”

So wrote the Bristol Post of Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra. A flourishing and thriving amateur ensemble with a well-established reputation for excellence, the Orchestra's players share one important thing – a passion for music. We perform at least three concerts annually, principally at St. George's Bristol where we regularly attract large audiences. We also perform music for different occasions, such as the launch of Rogue 1, a Star Wars movie, in December 2016. Rehearsals are held on a Tuesday evening.

In 2018, the Orchestra was delighted to appoint Michael Cobb as its principal conductor. Michael has now left us to pursue other opportunities. We will greatly miss him and are especially grateful to him for returning to conduct our short run of rehearsals in June 2021. Michael follows two previous conductors who moved to prestigious professional conducting positions after working with us. 

Look at our Opportunities page where you will find an on-line form to apply to join the Orchestra. We have opportunities for violas, double basses and violins presently. We are always interested in applications from string players in all sections.

The Orchestra is a registered charity. Our concerts present a great opportunity for sponsorship, donation and programme advertising. Find out how you can support us by going to our Support Us page. If you enjoy our concerts and want to leave feedback please write a review on our Contact page.

We have included a list of useful links on the Contact page to our concert listings and other useful sites.

The Orchestra acknowledges and thanks Bluetree Website Design, Microsoft, Google, Adobe , Buffer and Charity Digital for their generous support in the provision of website, software, marketing and technology support.

And finally – take a look at our social media and feeds – links below.

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