One Day Scratch Orchestra 2017

Colston Hall Colston Street
Social and cultural events

Take Part

It is £20 to take part as a musician and it is free to watch the concert. To register your interest please email

For more information please visit the event website here. 

This is a fun event for amateur musicians. We simply aim to play the music as well as we can - with virtually no rehearsal! It will be a thoroughly enjoyable day entertaining the audience, and raising a lot of money for Cancer Research UK. 

There are no auditions! We need players on any orchestral instrument (plus saxophones) - you will need to be at around Grade 5/6 or higher.

The sound created by 50 violins, 30 cellos, 8 trombones, 15 trumpets has to be heard. Now add 280 singers!

We also need an audience!
At the end of the afternoon we will perform the pieces in a Concert.This is a free event - but audience members will be encouraged to give generously to Cancer Research UK.
In our first seven Concerts we have raised over £44,000.

You do not need a ticket - just turn up on the day! 

Auditorium doors open at 3.40 for a 4pm concert, but the Foyer and bars are open all day....