Young Companies in Residence

Bristol Beacon Young Companies in Residence is a talent development programme for young classical musicians and young creative musicians age 8-17.

The Bristol Beacon Young Companies in Residence programme aims to give talented young musicians a world-class music education to encourage a professional career in music. This includes masterclasses and side-by-side performances with visiting international artists such as John Eliot Gardiner’s English Baroque Soloists and drum and bass innovator, Goldie.

Bristol Youth Orchestra

The Bristol Youth Orchestra is the city’s flagship instrumental ensemble featuring over 70 of the most talented young musicians in Bristol.

The orchestra rehearses weekly and performs the great works of the orchestral repertoire as well as ambitious new commissions at Bristol Beacon. Bristol Youth Orchestra is a member of the Association of British Orchestras and strives to give young musicians a professional orchestral experience and support careers in music.

Bristol Centre for Musicians
Bristol Cathedral Choir School, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS

Saturdays, 9.30am-12.30pm

Apply for Bristol Youth Orchestra

Entry Grade: Grade 7+ (Entry by audition)
Ages: 12-18

To apply please contact: [email protected]  or 0117 204 7140

For more information about Bristol Youth Orchestra click here

Bristol Youth Choir

Bristol Youth Choir is the city’s flagship choral group for ages 7-19 made up of three choirs with over a hundred and twenty young people from all over Bristol performing choral music of all styles.

Giving up to five concerts a year, the Bristol Youth Choir have also appeared on BBC Breakfast, The One Show, BBC One’s Songs of Praise and in 2015 broadcast on Radio 3 and BBC Bristol as part of BBC Music Day 2015.

Cotham Secondary School
Cotham Lawn Road, Cotham

Juniors – Fridays, 4.30pm-6pm
Intermediates – Fridays, 4.30pm-6.30pm
Senior Boys – Fridays, 5.15pm-7pm
Senior Girls – Fridays, 6.10pm-8pm

“I’ve rarely seen a choir so focused”

 Charles Hazlewood, Conductor

Apply for Bristol Youth Choir

To apply please contact: [email protected] or 01275 373 981

For more information about Bristol Youth Choir click here

Supported by

  • Young Companies in Residence is supported by Paragon Music Trust

  • Young Companies in Residence is supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

Welcome to
Bristol Beacon

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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