Please get in touch with either of the managers if you have any questions about the orchestra, or about the audition process.

Personnel Manager - Isla McLachlan - aeyim2@nottingham.ac.uk

Concerts Manager - Scarlett Askew - amysa@nottingham.ac.uk

Wind Orchestra

Rehearsals: 7-9.30pm Wednesday, Music Department

George Morton is a conductor and arranger based in Sheffield. Having completed his postgraduate studies in composition and performance, he has gone on to develop a busy career as a freelance conductor, arranger and educator. He is artistic director and principal conductor of the Sheffield Rep Orchestra and succeeded Stephen Vickers as Musical Director of the Sheffield Youth Orchestra in January 2015. George is Musical Director of the award-winning Silver Spectrum Wind Ensemble, Musical Director of Thirsk Sinfonia and Principal Conductor of the Nottingham University Wind Orchestra. He has recently appeared as guest conductor with Sheffield Philharmonic, Hallam Sinfonia and West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra.

The University of Nottingham Wind Orchestra is one of Blowsoc’s auditioned and flagship ensembles. The Wind Orchestra is profesionally conducted, tackles a range of exciting and challenging repertoire, and performs a termly concert at a range of on and off campus venues. Last year we even did a joint concert with The University of Birmingham's Wind Band. We of course also have lots of fun along the way with plenty of socials lined up for the Wind Orchestra, as well as always joining in with the busy Blowsoc social calendar! Our theme for Autumn 2016 is 'Films Through the Ages' including repertoire such as Gershwin's An American In Paris, Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Barry/Chaplin's Selections from 'Chaplin'.

We are delighted to have appointed George Morton as our new conductor.

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