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The University Orchestra offers a great opportunity for suitably experienced instrumentalists to explore the orchestral repertoire through weekly rehearsals and regular concert performances

Find out more about our Orchestra and sectionals


Membership is open to students, staff and members of the local community. As a guide, you will need to be of a standard equivalent to grade V if you are a string player and grade VI if you are a wind or brass player. We rehearse for several major concerts each year and our repertoire ranges from the standard symphonic works through to film scores.

Rehearsals: Tuesday 6.45pm-8.15pm in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

Annual subscription: BU/AUB students: free, staff: £25, non-students: £55

Keep up to date: If you're a new member did you know you can join our University Music Orchestra Facebook group for news and rehearsal updates. For more information on our up and coming events like our University Music Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

String ensemble

This is a student only ensemble which offers advanced string players within the main orchestra (grade VI +) the chance to work on challenging repertoire in preparation for a series of concerts and recitals.

Rehearsals: Tuesday 5.30pm-6.30pm in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

Annual subscription: Free for BU & AUB students

Sectional rehearsals

As part of the orchestral programme there will be additional rehearsals for sectional groups throughout the year. Check back here for updates.

Rehearsals: Tuesday 8.30pm-9.00pm in the Student Hall, Talbot House, Talbot Campus

Annual subscription: Free for Orchestral members


Lunchtime concert: Simone Tavoni

As part of University Music's concert series, pianist Simone Tavoni performs Hadyn, Liszt and Debussey at the AUB


University Music Christmas Concert

Join the University Music Orchestra, Big Band and Musical Theatre Choir for a festive musical celebration at the Royal Bath Hotel