Our first performance this year  is at 7.00pm on Saturday 28th April 2018 in the Rowan Hall, Kingshott School, Hitchin. We welcome our guests from Holland the Capriccio Clarinet Choir directed by John de Beer.  Tickets £10 adults, children are free can be booked here. Capriccio will be giving a number of concerts during their visit to England and their full programme will be confirmed soon.

The BCE will be performing in July at the Clarfest of the International Clarinet Association to be held 6th – 11th July  in Ostend,Belgium. For more information click here.

Our final concert this year will be at the University of Nottingham on Sunday 23rd September as part of the annual meeting of the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain; programme and timing tbc.


September BASBWE Conference at Warwick University
November London debut. Concert in aid of the Voices Foundation with saxophone soloist Kyle Horch
July European Clarinet & Saxophone Society Conference, EUROCASS Budapest, Hungary
October British Clarinet Congress, Royal College of Music, London.
July EUROCASS Conference, Krakow, Poland.
April British Clarinet Choir Convention, Conwy, North
July International Clarinet Association “Clarinetfest”, Ostend, Belgium
August Recording of CD “Gordian Knots”.
November British Clarinet Congress, Royal College of Music, London.
The programmed featured the distinguished international clarinet soloist Gervase de Peyer.
2000 CD “Gordian Knots” launched.
March NERV Convention Utrecht, The Netherlands
May British Clarinet Choir Convention held in Llandudno, North Wales.
August ICA Clarfest, New Orleans, USA.
Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans.
November British Clarinet Congress, RNCM Manchester.
February Clarfest of the Colchester Institute, Colchester, Essex
November British Clarinet Congress, Birmingham Conservatoire
March NERV Convention Utrecht,The Netherlands
July ICA Clarfest – University of Maryland Washington DC USA
July Church of the Epiphany, Washington DC
February St Peter ad Vincula Church, Coggeshall, Essex
Concert by East Anglian Single Reed Choir -Conductor Angela Fussell &
British Clarinet Ensemble – Conductor – Charles Hine
Swinburne Hall, Colchester Institute. Lunch time Concert at the
Single Reed Festival
April Darlington Arts Centre
July ICA Clarfest, Tama Tokyo, Japan
Gordon Lewin Memorial Concert – St John’s Wood , London
European Clarinet Festival – Kortrijk,Belgium


January     European Clarinet Festival – Ghent,Belgium

July            ICA Clarfest Assisi, Italy


March       Swinburne Hall,Colchester,Essex

October   Secombe Theatre, Sutton,Surrey


July          ICA Clarfest, Madrid, Spain

September European Clarinet Festival – Ghent , Belgium


October our 21st anniversary concert at the Stapleford Granary Arts Centre, Cambridge with guest soloist Anna Hashimoto and on Sunday 30th October at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, as part of the Clarinet & Saxophone Society’s 40th Anniversary celebration with soloists David Campbell, clarinet and Rob Buckland, saxophone.


In August  the ensemble gave two performances in Groningen. the Netherlands as guests of the Capriccio Clarinet Ensemble. In September we gave a performance in Caldaro, Italy as guests of the South Tirol Clarinet Ensemble. In October a concert was given in Oakham School Chapel,Oakham, Rutland with soloists soprano Caroline Trutz and clarinettist Antonia Mott.

BCE programmes reflect the ensemble’s policy of commissioning new works for clarinet ensemble and also programming existing repertoire both original compositions, transcriptions and arrangements.

To date the following composers have written works for the BCE:

  • Anthony Bailey
  • Alan Bullard
  • Paul Hart
  • Gordon Lewin
  • Guy Woolfenden
  • Andy Jackson
  • Martin Ellerby
  • Adam Gorb
  • Andy Scott
  • Jeffery Wilson
  • Stephen McNeff

Click here to see a list of the ensemble’s repertoire.