About Us

The question that we are often asked is, ‘What is a clarinet choir?’

The official answer to that is ‘it is an instrumental ensemble consisting entirely of instruments from the clarinet family’.

Blackwood Clarinets represent most members of the family – from the shrill Eb clarinet to the booming contrabass clarinet. This gives the ensemble a wide range of musical textures.

We are based in Nottingham UK, with members drawn from a wide area of the East Midlands. Blackwood is affiliated to the award winning Nottingham Symphonic Wind Orchestra, and many players belong to both groups.

We play a wide variety of music from classical to jazz, show tunes to festive classics. For a full list of our music take a look here. Now under the direction of conductor Dan Watson, Blackwood performs all over the East Midlands, in both public concerts and private functions.

This year we are delighted to have the Children’s Bereavement Centre as our chosen charity.

The Children’s Bereavement Centre is a local registered charity providing early intervention support for children and young people, age 3-18, who are experiencing life-changing trauma due to the death or terminal-illness of someone they love.

Based in Newark the charity has been providing its unique range of specialist support right across Nottinghamshire and parts of Lincolnshire for 16 years. During that time they have helped thousands of children and their families and years later remain the only specific specialist bereavement service for 3-18 year olds in the area and continue to fill a vital gap in local service provision

For more information please visit the website www.childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk