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"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 recent Star Wars movie, in December 2016. Rehearsals are held on a Tuesday evening.

The Orchestra is delighted to announce that it has appointed Michael Cobb as its principal conductor. Michael took up his post in September 2018. We are looking forward to an exciting programme of music under his baton.

The Orchestra will greatly miss Tianyi Lu who conducted us between 2016 and 2017 and Karin Hendrickson who conducted us between 2017 and 2018. Tianyi has gone on to take up conducting posts at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic whilst Karin has been appointed to the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Sage Gateshead.

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.

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 Microsoft, Google, Adobe, Buffer and Technology Trust for their generous support in the provision of software, marketing and technology support.

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Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07454693 and a registered charity number 1150335. Registered office 20 Duchess Road, Bristol BS8 2LA.
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