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 Orchestra

The UWE Orchestra, conducted by Senior Lecturer in Classical and Jazz Music Enrichment Steve Legge, plays an exciting repertoire, combining incredible visiting artists and great performance opportunities. We welcome players of all orchestral instruments at Grade 6 standard and above including UWE Bristol staff and students, alumni and community members 16+, with a strong commitment to the rehearsal and concert diary.

Upcoming highlights:

  • Masterclass with violinist Braimah Kanneh-Mason, joining the orchestra for a workshop performance of Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending
  • Film music including Howard Blake's The Snowman and John Powell's Chicken Run
  • A two-day Gaming Music course with Jim Fowler and members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 
  • Live performance of The Royal Fireworks Music
  • 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





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 studentĀ 

Charlotte UWE Bristol studentĀ 

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.