Our upcoming performance is at 7.30pm on Saturday 21st October in the Oakham School Chapel,Market Place,Oakham, LE15 6DT. Our soloists are soprano Caroline Trutz and clarinettist Antonia Mott, the conductor is Charles Hine. The programme will include the UK premier of Memento by Andy Scott as well as music by Mozart, Weber, Paul Hart, Guy Woolfenden,Nigel Wood, Villa Lobos, Rachmaninov and Paul Harvey. Tickets £10 can be purchased from this website by clicking on the link to our shop, by telephone 01572 722630 ,from Oakham Wines 1-3 High Street,Oakham or on the door at the concert.


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


We celebrated our 21st birthday with two concert performances;Saturday 8th October  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.


This summer 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.

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.