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.