Bath Festival Orchestra was originally founded in 1959 by violinist and music educator Yehudi Menuhin.
Today, Bath Festival Orchestra is an ensemble of brilliant, young, early-career orchestral players. We are united by the desire to create joyful, entertaining, enriching and relevant musical experiences for and with people. You can hear us in concert halls, churches and community spaces, educational settings or any other location where there are people who want to engage with us.
We aspire to be an orchestra for the 21st century. To us, that means being inclusive, collaborative, accessible and responsible for the impact that we have on the world.
Get your diaries out because we have two new London on sale now and we would love to see you there. In December we'll be at Evolutionary Arts Hackney (or EartH for short) for a totally out of this world musical experience, directed by our very own Maren Bosma. Then in January it's over to London's South Bank for our first concert in the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Hall. Our Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Peter Manning will direct a French-themed programme including Harold in Italy with Mexican-born violist Dana Zemtsov.Read more
Watch and excerpt from our performance of Mozart Requiem with Bath Camerata at Bath Abbey as part of the 2023 Bath Festival.Read more
Read a glowing write up of our performance at Cadogan Hall on Thursday 8 June from Nick Boston at Bachtrack.Read more
'The ensemble was tight, sympathetic, dynamic, supportive and precise.'Thoroughly Good