The OTM Bristol Orchestra

The OTM Bristol Orchestra is open to any adult or young adult (12+) who plays an orchestral instrument at Grade 5+ standard. No audition is required.

The orchestra is conducted by OTMB’s Director, Tom Jones who trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he was described as “having a natural authority on the podium” by his conducting Professor. Tom uses the wealth of his professional expertise to guide and inspire the orchestra each week.

OTM Bristol Orchestra
OTM Bristol Orchestra

Performances

The Orchestra performs at sell out concerts alongside the OTM Bristol Community Choirs, Chamber Choir and Children’s Choir at venues such as St George’s Bristol, as well as a bespoke orchestra concert once a year.

We perform a wide range of musical styles and recent pieces have included arrangements of Swan Lake, William Tell, The Magic Flute, Dvorak’s 8th Symphony, The Marriage of Figaro, Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony, Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz,  Lord of the Rings, Carmen, Karelia Suite, Jupiter from ‘The Planets’, Pachelbel’s Canon, West Side Story, The Wizard of Oz, Jurassic Park, Faure’s Pavane and Danse Macabre.

Rehearsals and Subscription

The Orchestra rehearses every Tuesday evening during term time from 8.00 -9.45pm at Westbury Park School.

Subscription is £85 per term or £42.50 for under 18s. If you are keen, you are very welcome to come along to any rehearsal for a free taster session before deciding whether to join.

OTM Bristol Orchestra

Current Music:

  1. The Blue Danube – Johann Strauss II
  2. Suite No. 3 including ‘Air on a G String’ – Bach
  3. The Dam Busters March – Eric Coates
  4. Promendade/Great Gate of Kiev – Mussorgsky
  5. Fireworks Music – Handel
  6. ‘Winter’ from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
  7. ‘Spring’ from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
  8. Serenade from ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’ – Mozart
  9. Rondo from ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’ – Mozart
  10. Children’s Symphony – Mozart
  11. Christmas Concerto – Corelli
  12. Nabucco Overture – Verdi
  13. The Pirates of Penzance Overture – Sullivan
  14. Slavonic Dance No. 3 – Dvorak
  15. The Thieving Magpie Overture – Rossini