Orchestral Evolution


Orchestral Evolution; An original Hub project and brand new commissioned score for a revolutionary ‘pop up orchestra’, that welcomes all instruments and all abilities. The score has been created by renowned boundary breaking composer, Hub Partner and guitarist Chris Woods.

Students from every type of school ensemble traditional or unusual, from orchestras to jazz bands, an after school ukulele club to the in house rock band all invited to learn the piece with Chris and a visiting member of the Chris Woods Groove Orchestra, in a one hour workshop (dates below). Further content will be made available for free online, to help students practice and further develop their playing.

All of the groups will then be invited to join a mass pop up orchestra hosted by one of the participating schools ; to perform alongside some of this country’s finest players as part of ‘The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra’ at a one off inspirational concert.

This is a unique chance for your students and ensembles to work with an exciting contemporary composer and world class musicians, developing them individually and offering supported progression.

The score and parts (from beginner to advanced) will be published in January 2018; Chris will be publishing a blog on the progress of the commission before then.

8 school ensembles have the opportunity to take part and register for one of the 8 free workshops scheduled 27 Feb – 2 March with the finale performance during the afternoon on March 15th at a venue TBC.

To register your school’s interest and secure one of the free workshops email rachel.sene@bournemouth.gov.uk detailing the type of ensemble, number of students and your preferred date from the following:

27th Feb: AM or PM

28th Feb: AM or PM

1st March: AM or PM

2nd March: AM or PM