Young Companies in Residence

The Colston Hall Young Companies in Residence is a talent development programme for young classical musicians and young creative musicians age 8-17. The Colston Hall 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 Music Centre, North – Henbury Secondary School, Station Road, Henbury
Saturdays, 9.30am-12.30pm

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 Colston Hall. 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.

Entry Grade: Grade 7+*
Ages: 12-18
*Entry by audition

For further information and to apply please contact:  | 0117 204 7140


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

The Bristol Youth Choir is the city’s flagship choir. Repertoire ranges from classical works to spirituals, folk songs, and lighthearted arrangements of popular songs. The choir performs a year round concert programme at Colston Hall and venues across Bristol. Recent concerts include: BBC Music Day live on BBC Radio 3, the One Show, BBC Songs of Praise and the Summer Gala charity concert conducted by John Rutter.

To find out more about joining the choir, please contact: | 01275 373 981

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