The University of Nottingham Wind Orchestra is one of Blowsoc’s auditioned and flagship ensembles. The Wind Orchestra is profesionally conducted, currently by George Morton, and 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! If you have any questions contact Matthew Walker.
Audition Weekend: 28th - 30th September 2018
Sign up for an audition during Freshers Week by finding our stall in the Sports Centre or in the music department.
Rehearsals: 7:00 - 9:30pm Wednesday, Rehearsal Hall, Music Department
George Morton was born in Lincolnshire and read Music at the University of Sheffield. Having received his Bachelors degree, he took up postgraduate studies with George Nicholson (composition/orchestration) and Kenneth Brown (trumpet). Since graduating, George has settled in the leafy city of Sheffield and continues to enjoy its proximity to the Peak District National Park and locally-brewed beer. As a conductor, George is in demand across the North of England. He is founder and Artistic Director of Rep Orchestra, a professional ensemble based in Sheffield which devotes its concerts to exploring innovative and exciting projects. He is Music Director of the Sheffield Philharmonic and Sheffield Youth Orchestras and Principal Conductor of the Nottingham University Wind Orchestra. He regularly works as guest conductor with many ensembles across the UK. George specialises in creating arrangements of large scale symphonic works to be played by ensemble or chamber orchestra. Following a commission from Latitude Music Festival (Suffolk, UK) for a chamber version of Holst’s The Planets, George’s arrangements have been performed to great acclaim across the UK and internationally. His arrangements are published by Universal Edition (Vienna) and 360 Music (London).
Here are some videos of Wind Orchestra on the Blowsoc Youtube channel...