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A friendly community orchestra in Bath

Founded in October 2018, the BathTub Orchestra is a mixed ability orchestra that plays all kinds of music from pop songs, jazz, blues, film soundtracks and classical favourites.

Our next performance

25th March 2023, 7:00 PM

Christchurch, Julian Road, Bath BA1 2RH

Orchestra double header. Ramshackle Orchestra and BathTub Orchestra.

Two local community orchestras coming together for the first time!

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Upcoming concerts

  • Friday 12th May
    Bath Party in the City
    Saturday 10th Jun
    Bath Fringe Festival
    Saturday 8th Jul
    Bath Carnival

Latest stories

Alice Park comeback gig

October 17, 2021

It had been far too long, but on Sunday 17th October2021, after all of the disruption of the pandemic we finally made a return to live performing with a free concert in Alice Park. And here is a clip: We were a bit worried about getting rained off, but our friends at the Alice Park Cafe provided us with cover and the sun was shining like a warm spring day. Thank you to everyone who showed up to…

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The Bathtub Orchestra has had to quickly adapt to the reality of the lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic. We already had to make a heartbreaking decision early on to cancel a gig that was going to be on Bath Half Marathon Sunday. At that point the government was not advising anything other than washing your hands regularly, but we needed to take a further decision on whether to continue…

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New music for Autumn 2019

September 08, 2019

Dusting off that instrument Five weeks feels like such a long time so I was really looking forward to picking up my bass guitar and rehearsing with everybody again (I confess I spent far more time relaxing on holiday than playing during the break). While most of us were enjoying our summer holidays, our musical director Edward had been hard at work arranging our latest new pieces... On Her Majesty…

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The first rehearsal... When Tony (keyboard) and Ed (musical director) decided to form an orchestra, they didn't know what to expect. So it must have been really pleasing to see around fourteen people show up for the first rehearsal. Everyone was a bit nervous - we were nearly all strangers - and we had quite a broad range of experience within the group. It was a bit like the first day at school…

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