BCO is a two-tier orchestra, with professional principals and talented amateurs playing side-by-side.
If you have completed professional training, you can apply for one of our Principal positions.
Bass (Double Bass and Bass Guitar)
If you are skilled at your instrument and have experience playing with others, you can audition for a volunteer position.
Aged 16-21. If you are still at school or undergraduate at university/conservatoire you can apply for a student position. Your expenses are paid, and there are developmental opportunities. Same vacancies as volunteer positions.
If there is not a vacancy in your instrument, you can audition to join our dep list. These auditions take place every year in June.
- Auditions are informal and are scheduled on request at an agreed time.
- Auditions are always in Brixton.
- You will be auditioned by the Music Director and a Trustee or Principal
- You are asked to bring a piece of classical music to play without accompaniment.
- You will be asked to attempt some sight reading.
- For principal players, there will also be orchestral excerpts set.
- All auditionees will have the option to present a second piece in any style or genre which may strengthen their application.
To join BCO as a player, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange an audition.