We are delighted to be able to partially reopen Colwell Arts Centre from the 26th April 2021 on a strict appointment-only basis. To collect, return or exchange an instrument, please contact us at glosmusic@gloucestershire.gov.uk to make an appointment.


Whilst we are unable to provide you with our normal music lessons, music centres, county music groups and events due to Government restrictions we are putting our efforts into providing you with some educational, fun, inspiring links to enable you to keep your music making going! Click here for more information.



Please note that all face-to-face rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice, keeping in line with the Government’s direction on COVID-19. However, we are delighted to announce the launch of our online ensemble sessions, open to anyone in Gloucestershire. Please click here for more details.

About Colwell Arts Orchestra

Colwell Arts Orchestra provides an ideal opportunity for adult players to rediscover and develop their playing skills.  Ages range from 20's to 80's with playing standards of around grade 4 to grade 7+ (several are well beyond that too).  Many members were already proficient as teenagers and had a strong desire to re-live those rich musical years.  Others are recent starters and have taken up playing as a hobby and now want a musical outlet.

Either way, the orchestral members are keen to work hard, but above all, CAO is a really friendly group and is intent on having great fun in the process.


Rehearsals take place on a Wednesday 7pm - 9pm at Colwell Arts Centre in Gloucestershire. Please see the calendar for further rehearsal details.

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