Past events

October

Violinist

October 7, 2017
7:30 pm

Trinity-Henleaze URC

Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro K.492 Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor…

September

September 29, 2017
1:15 pm

Victoria Rooms

Roger Huckle, violin; Jane Fenton, cello; Paul Israel, piano The Bristol Ensemble, newly-appointed Artists in…

Haydn

September 24, 2017
3:00 pm

Christ Church

Haydn Piano Trio No.44 in E major Schubert Piano Trio No.2 in E flat major…

September 20, 2017
6:30 pm

Colston Hall

Part of Colston Hall's 150th Anniversary Programme. Bristol’s home of music celebrates 150 years of…

July

Bristol Harbour Festival

July 23, 2017
5:30 pm

SS Great Britain

The Bristol Ensemble will take centre stage at this year’s Bristol Harbour Festival which will…

Handel Water Music

July 14, 2017
7:00 pm

Cedars Hall, Wells

Bristol Ensemble Louise Innes mezzo soprano A special anniversary performance of Handel's Water Music and other…

June

postcard

June 24, 2017
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

Considered one of the greatest pieces ever written for chorus and orchestra, The Dream of Gerontius is Elgar's masterpiece about life, death and one man's journey into the afterlife. On a grand scale, the music vividly describes moments of exhilaration and terror, as flights of angels sing ecstatic choruses of praise.

Summer

June 10, 2017
7:30 pm

Trinity-Henleaze URC

Pre-concert talk with Jonathan James at 6.45pm A summer soirée brings the Henleaze Concert Society…

Peterborough Cathedral

June 10, 2017
7:30 pm

Peterborough Cathedral

The Bristol Ensemble Peterborough Cathedral Choir, Youth Choir and Festival Chorus Peterborough Choral Society Steven…

Written on Water

June 6, 2017
7:00 pm

Children's Choir of Bath Abbey's Schools Singing Programme Bristol Ensemble Jon Monie narrator Greg Hallam conductor…

May

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May 28, 2017
7:00 pm

Dorchester Abbey

Bristol Ensemble Bath Camerata Benjamin Goodson conductor Roger Huckle leader Ralph Vaughan Williams Dives and Lazarus Ralph Vaughan…

Haydn

May 13, 2017
7:30 pm

St Mary's Church

A performance of Haydn's Creation with Fairford Choral Society

Wotton Arts Festival

May 6, 2017
7:30 pm

St Mary's Parish Church

Vivaldi Concerto for Two Violins Marcello Oboe Concerto in D minor Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.…

April

Viv McLean photo 2010

April 23, 2017
3:00 pm

Christ Church

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 (arr. Lachner) Mozart Divertimento in B flat Viv McLean piano…

Viv McLean photo 2010

April 22, 2017
7:30 pm

Trinity-Henleaze URC

With Viv McLean (piano) Pre-concert talk with Jonathan James at 6.45pm Mozart Divertimento in F…

Bristol Bach Choir 1 April 2017 flyer

April 1, 2017
7:30 pm

Bristol Cathedral

MacMillan St Luke Passion Barber Adagio for Strings Tallis Lamentations of Jeremiah Christopher Finch conductor Nigel…

March

Bristol Choral Society

March 25, 2017
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

Mendelssohn’s iconic dove takes wing alongside the most imposing of all Mozart’s Masses, the 'Great' C Minor. Between them, poised and impassioned, comes Mendelssohn's evergreen Violin Concerto performed by Bristol's own Julia Hwang

Be More Musical

March 18, 2017
10:00 am

St Monica Trust

It takes remarkable songs for an album to truly stand the test of time and…

Bristol Ensemble

March 12, 2017
3:00 pm

Christ Church

Beethoven Septet in E flat, Op.20 Roger Huckle violin Carl Hill viola Jane Fenton cello…

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March 12, 2017
9:00 am

Churchill Academy

New music by GCSE and A-Level composers performed by members of the Bristol Ensemble under…

Russia

March 11, 2017
7:30 pm

Trinity-Henleaze

With Daniel Tong (piano), Gavin Wells (trumpet) Pre-concert talk with Jonathan James at 6.45pm Arensky…

Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum

March 5, 2017
7:30 pm

Pittville Pump Room

Bristol Ensemble joins Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum and Dean Close Chamber Choir to perform Handel's…

Stroud Choral Society

March 4, 2017
7:30 pm

Bath Abbey

Peter Ash The Pelicantata Vivaldi Gloria Mozart Ave Verum Music by Schubert and Bach The world premiere of a…

February

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February 26, 2017
9:00 am

Prior Park College

New music by GCSE and A-Level composers performed by members of the Bristol Ensemble under…

Be More Musical

February 18, 2017
10:00 am

St Monica Trust

The rhythmic complexities and lively pulse of songs in the jazz and swing genre make…

Bristol Ensemble

February 12, 2017
3:00 pm

Christ Church

Schubert Piano Trio in E flat Op.100 Haydn Piano Trio No.39 'Gypsy Rondo' Roger Huckle…

Minimalists III

February 11, 2017
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

Bristol Ensemble Bath Camerata Benjamin Goodson conductor Roger Huckle leader Philip Glass Knee Plays 3 Philip…

web

February 1, 2017
9:00 am

Bristol Cathedral School

New music by GCSE and A-Level composers performed by members of the Bristol Ensemble under…

January

web

January 29, 2017
9:00 am

Nailsea School

New music by GCSE and A-Level composers performed by members of the Bristol Ensemble under…

Scratch Orchestra

January 21, 2017
10:00 am

Gasworks Studio

The Be More Musical Scratch Orchestra is an exciting and enjoyable opportunity to meet with…

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January 20, 2017
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

Bristol’s stand-out annual comedy celebration returns for a lucky thirteenth edition – a unique celebration…

Bristol Ensemble

January 15, 2017
3:00 pm

Christ Church

Philip Glass String Sextet (arr. Michael Riesman) Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence Written following a visit…

cello

January 14, 2017
7:30 pm

Trinity-Henleaze URC

Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence Op.70 Philip Glass String Sextet Philip Glass String Quartet No.2 ‘Company’…

December

Christmas Spectacular

December 22, 2016
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

Bristol Ensemble City of Bristol Choir David Ogden conductor Roger Huckle director A feel-good festive evening of…

Christmas Spectacular

December 21, 2016
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

A Christmas extravaganza performed by the Bristol Ensemble and accomplished chamber choir Exultate Singers

Christmas Spectacular

December 20, 2016
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

A Christmas extravaganza performed by professional orchestra The Bristol Ensemble and the 100-strong voices of City of Bristol Choir

Snowman

December 18, 2016
4:30 pm

St George's Bristol

Get Christmas off to a brilliant start with music from The Snowman, an enchanting musical tale that captures the hearts of children and adults alike

Snowman

December 18, 2016
2:00 pm

St George's Bristol

Get Christmas off to a brilliant start with music from The Snowman, an enchanting musical tale that captures the hearts of children and adults alike

Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum

December 17, 2016
7:00 pm

Tewkesbury Abbey

A performance of Handel's Messiah with Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, conducted by Simon Bell. They…

Be More Musical

December 17, 2016
10:00 am

St James Priory

After stripping away the Christmas No. 1 and the Doctor Who Christmas special, many of…

Royal Holloway Choir

December 14, 2016
7:45 pm

St George's Bristol

Rupert Gough conductor Roger Huckle Bristol Ensemble Leader/Director The Choir of Royal Holloway Bristol Ensemble…

william_goodchild

December 11, 2016
10:00 am

Christ Church Studios

Recording film music by William Goodchild at Christ Church studios in Bristol

Bath Minerva Choir

December 10, 2016
7:30 pm

St Swithin's Church

Bath Minerva Choir Gavin Carr conductor Britten St Nicholas A performance of Britten's St Nicholas…

Jools Scott

December 10, 2016
7:00 pm

Bath Abbey

Shean Bowers conducts the world premiere of And There Was Light by Jools Scott, performed by…

Royal Holloway Choir

December 7, 2016
7:30 pm

Royal Holloway Chapel

Bristol Ensemble joins the Royal Holloway Chapel Choir to present an evening of carols and the…

Bristol Ensemble

December 4, 2016
3:00 pm

Christ Church

Debussy Violin Sonata Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte Fauré Après un rêve Fauré Piano…

Bath Choral Society

December 3, 2016
7:30 pm

Bath Abbey

Bath Choral Society Robyn Allegra Parton soprano Anna Harvey mezzo soprano Nathan Vale tenor Ashley Riches bass David Gostick conductor Handel Messiah…

Cirencester Choral Society

December 3, 2016
7:30 pm

Cirencester Parish Church

Cirencester Choral Society Carleton Etherington conductor Mozart Requiem Haydn Harmoniemesse Two late masterpieces from the giants of the…

Bath Choral Society

December 2, 2016
7:30 pm

Bath Abbey

Bath Choral Society Robyn Allegra Parton soprano Anna Harvey mezzo soprano Nathan Vale tenor Ashley Riches…

November

about-gcs

November 19, 2016
7:00 pm

Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Choral Society Adrian Partington conductor Anna Patalong soprano Emma Carrington mezzo-soprano Nick Pritchard tenor…

minimalists-II

November 16, 2016
7:45 pm

St George's Bristol

The second in a pair of concerts exploring the music of minimalism, focussing on the works of Arvo Pärt

Bristol Ensemble

November 13, 2016
3:00 pm

Christ Church

Albinoni Oboe concerto in D minor Op.9 Telemann Don Quixote Suite Bach Concerto for Oboe…

Bristol Ensemble

November 12, 2016
7:30 pm

Trinity-Henleaze URC

Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor BWV 1006 Albinoni Oboe Concerto No.2…

October

October 22, 2016
7:30 pm

Wiltshire Music Centre

Gilbert & Sullivan The Pirates of Penzance Bath Choral Society in association with Charles Court…

Bristol Ensemble

October 21, 2016
7:30 pm

Armstrong Hall

Bristol Ensemble returns to Thornbury to give its annual Autumn concert in the Armstrong Hall,…

Steve-Reich

October 19, 2016
7:45 pm

St George's Bristol

A concert celebrating Steve Reich’s 80th birthday and his remarkable contribution to contemporary classical music

Russia

October 9, 2016
3:00 pm

Christ Church

Rachmaninov Piano Trio Elégiaque Tchaikovsky Melodie Tchaikovsky Scherzo Op.42 Arensky Piano Trio  in D minor…

Beethoven

October 8, 2016
7:30 pm

Trinity-Henleaze URC

Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro Mozart Horn Concerto No.3 in E flat major,…

September

Bristol Ensemble

September 18, 2016
3:00 pm

Christ Church

Britten Simple Symphony Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances No.3 Haydn Symphony No.104 (arr.Salomon) Bristol Ensemble’s…

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September 17, 2016
7:30 pm

Malmesbury Abbey

Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro Mozart Clarinet Concerto Beethoven Symphony No. 7 Bristol…

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September 11, 2016
7:30 pm

St George's Bristol

This is the first concert from the Young Composers’ Academy, a joint venture between St…

July

Bath Abbey Klais Organ

July 28, 2016
7:30 pm

Bath Abbey

Given as part of the Incorporated Association of Organists Music Festival, Bristol Ensemble is joined by organist Jeremy Filsell under the baton of conductor David Hill to perform Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, Poulenc's Organ Concerto and Respighi's Suite for Strings and Organ.

PoppiesLarge

July 24, 2016
3:30 pm

Cirencester Parish Church

Bristol Ensemble makes its debut at the Three Choirs Festival, performing War Passion, a new work by Philip Lancaster

Sing Aretha

July 9, 2016
10:00 am

St Monica's Trust

With Jo Sercombe Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed…

June

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June 23, 2016
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

Gavrilov's back! His unique and unforgettable performance with the Bristol Ensemble in 2014 brought the Colston Hall to its feet in what one audience member described as ‘an explosion of delight’ following ‘an extraordinary dynamic connection with audience and orchestra alike. Expect exhilaration and fireworks in this extraordinary concert

Scratch Orchestra

June 5, 2016
10:00 am

Gasworks Studio

The All 4 Music Scratch Orchestra is an exciting and enjoyable opportunity to meet with…

Wilhelm_Gause_Hofball_in_Wien

June 4, 2016
7:30 pm

Trinity-Henleaze URC

Mozart Eine Kleine Nacht Musik • Strauss Roses from the South • Monti Csárdás • Brahms Hungarian Dances • Strauss Pizzicato Polka • Schubert German Dances • Strauss The Blue Danube

May

Handel

May 21, 2016
10:00 am

St Monica's Trust

All4Music goes regal as we explore Handel's majestic Coronation Anthems including the spine-tingling Zadok The Priest under the expert direction of Steven Kings. Come and enjoy a day of joyful singing in abundance

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May 19, 2016
7:30 pm

Colston Hall

Bristol Ensemble is joined by the extraordinarily talented violinist Gilles Apap and three of Bristol’s leading choirs for this celebration of the music of Mozart

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May 18, 2016
7:30 pm

Cadogan Hall

The extraordinary violinist Gilles Apap makes his UK orchestral debut in this concert at Cadogan Hall featuring Mozart's Violin Concerto No.5