Auditions information

Auditions are required for the following ensembles:

Auditions Timetable 2021/22


Thursday 23rd September: 4pm – 6pm & 6.30pm – 9pm

Friday 24th September: 10:30am – 1pm; 2pm – 6pm & 6.30pm – 9pm

Saturday 25th September: 10.30am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm


Thursday 23rd September:  4pm – 6pm & 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Friday 24th September: 4pm – 6pm & 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Saturday 25 September: 10:30am – 1pm

Cellos and Basses

Thursday 23rd September: 4pm – 6pm & 6.30pm – 9pm

Flutes and Bassoons

Thursday 23rd September: 4pm – 6pm & 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Oboes and Clarinets

Friday 24th September: 4pm – 6pm & 6.30pm – 9.30pm


Friday 24th September: 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm


Saturday 25th September: 10.30am – 1pm

Percussion and Harps

Monday 27th September: 4pm – 7pm

One single audition covers Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and New Music Ensemble; likewise, the University Singers and Chamber Choir. All players and singers (including members of last year’s ensembles) need to audition - nobody has an automatic right to a place in any ensemble. Please note that Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra rehearse at the same time, so it is not possible to be a member of both.

Please note that these are classical music auditions. If you are more interested in popular repertoire, then groups such as A Cappella Society and Music Theatre Bristol will be suitable for you.

Signing up to an Audition

If you wish to audition for any of these ensembles and haven't yet signed up for an audition, please contact the Concerts and Resources Office at the following email address:  

You will also need to complete the relevant online audition form, listed below, which the auditioners will have access to for your audition. 

Please note: requesting an audition time and completing the audition form are two separate things. You need to request an audition time if you haven't yet arranged one and you need to complete the relevant audition form so that the auditioners have the information that they need.

If you turn up without having booked a time, you will not be able to audition.

Audition Forms:

Voice - soprano

Voice - alto

Voice - tenor

Voice - bass




Double Bass











At your audition, you will be asked to perform a short piece of your own choosing and to take a sight-reading test. The piece should be chosen with a view to showing off both technical proficiency and tone quality. Vocal and instrumental auditions will be unaccompanied.

Rehearsal Schedules

Rehearsal schedules will be available at the audition so you can see what membership of the various ensembles involves. If you are offered and accept a place in any ensemble, it is expected that you will attend all rehearsals.

For any queries, please contact the Concerts and Resources Office:


Tel: 0117 33 14044

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