About Us

Bristol Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1963 by a small group of amateur musicians who made music for their own enjoyment and gave invitation concerts. Over the years the membership has increased to about 30 players, several of whom are professionally qualified.

The orchestra gives five or six public performances a year, occasionally combining with other instrumentalists and/or singers to perform symphonies, concertos and choral works.  A list of the soloists the orchestra have recently worked with can be found here.

The orchestra’s repertoire consists mainly, but not exclusively, of orchestral music for strings.  For a list of past programmes performed by Bristol Chamber Orchestra, click here.