UWE Orchestra

If you play an orchestral instrument at Grade 6 or above, we'd love to welcome you to the UWE Orchestra.

About UWE Bristol Orchestra

The UWE Bristol Orchestra is conducted by Senior Lecturer in Classical and Jazz Music Enrichment, Steve Legge. We welcome players of all orchestral instruments at Grade 6 standard and above, including UWE Bristol staff and students, alumni and community members aged 16+ with a strong commitment to the rehearsal and concert diary.

In 2021 the Orchestra benefitted from masterclasses with Julian Bliss (Clarinet), Felix Kleiser (French Horn) and Braimah Kenneh-Mason (Violin).


  • Masterclasses from our partners at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
  • Transforming Futures - our new commission especially composed for the UWE Bristol Orchestra and Singers.
  • Performances at St. Georges and Bristol Beacon.
String player in an Orchestra

Film and gaming music day with members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Join the UWE Bristol Orchestra on Sunday 24 April for a day of full rehearsals and tips from the top led by our guest sectional leaders from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. 

Find out more about the event





19:00 - 21:00.


2E027, E Block, Frenchay Campus.

"...a great way of meeting other students and making friends. The pieces are challenging and the people are friendly so I would definitely encourage students at UWE to come along."

Charlotte, UWE Bristol student 

Charlotte UWE Bristol student 

Performance clips

The following clips were recorded during a performance at Bristol Cathedral.

Already a member?

Why not come and meet us? To join us for a rehearsal, please contact Steve Legge at steven.legge@uwe.ac.uk or 0117 32 84652.

No formal audition required but we do recommend a minimum of Grade 6 playing ability.