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.

Musical Director vacancy for the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra


The Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra is looking for a new Musical Director from September 2018.


The Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra is looking for a new Musical Director from September 2018. The Orchestra is a well established amateur chamber orchestra of about 30 players, giving three concerts per annum at various venues around the Forest of Dean. Rehearsals are held at Newnham St Peter’s Church of England Primary School GL14 1AT, on Thursday evenings from 7.30-9.30pm  in school term times. There is no fee attached to this position which will initially be for twelve months.

To apply please visit www.rfdo.org.ukfor further information. Auditions will be held on 21stand 28thJune. The closing date for applications is 31stMay

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