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University Baroque Ensemble

  • Auditioned: Audition required
  • Director: Mateo Robertson Ballotta
  • Rehearsals: Thursdays 7.00 - 9.00 pm, Victoria Rooms 

The Baroque Ensemble is an auditioned group dedicated to historically informed, high standard performance of the baroque repertoire. Due to its smaller size and passionate members, the ensemble has a unique family ambience. Places are available for a core group of strings, woodwinds and continuo, as well as brass and percussionFor further information please email

Music Theatre Bristol (MTB)

  • Auditioned: Audition required (singers and instrumentalists are auditioned for each production: instrumentalists are encouraged to email their interest and availability)
  • Rehearsals: to be arranged

Music Theatre Bristol is one of the largest performing arts societies and providesnumerous opportunities to get involved as a performer or as part of the band/orchestra. We have both auditioned and un-auditioned productions and initiatives, allowing anyone who loves musical theatre to build upon their performance skills, learn new songs and dances, and meet lots of people. MTB also hosts Musical Theatre workshops by industry professionals. So whether you’re a singer, dancer, actor, you can play a musical instrument or you are completely new to musical theatre, there are opportunities to get involved in the society all year round.  

Find us at Welcome Fair or email

Bristol University Operatic Society (BOpS)

  • Auditioned: Audition required (vocal and instrumental auditions are separate for each production)
  • President: Walter Hall

BOpSis a fun and flourishing society dedicated to allowing students to discover and experience the world of opera. Regardless of previous experience, we offer opportunities to aspiring singers, instrumentalists, actors, dancers, costumiers, conductors, directors and producers. BOpSprovides members the opportunity to perform and get involved with productions; every year, we produce a small-scale production in the first term, and a large-scale production in the Winston Theatre in the spring. In addition to these productions, BOpS puts on regular arias concerts, workshops and masterclasses throughout the year for members to learn new skills, meet new people and show off their talents! 

Find us at the Welcome Fair or email for more details!

Composition Network

  • Co-ordinator: Josh Gatiss

The composition network is a collective of composers within BUMS. We present and discuss the compositions we have been working on and get helpful feedback and opinions from other members. We also hold a few dedicated composition concerts to showcase your original compositions performed by other BUMS members. The network also gives commission opportunities from both within and outside of BUMS (eg. an external composition competition).

For further information please email

Please see a digital copy of our Calling All Musicians leaflet : CAM 23-24 (PDF, 1,318kB)

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