Music is proven to bring social and health benefits to the lives of people, and at BSO we believe everyone should be able to have the chance to create and perform music with others.

Run by our BSO Associate Musicians, members shape the music, explore new ways to create sound and enjoy the social element of music in a comfortable environment. Family Orchestra provides a common meeting ground, regardless of music taste, experience or ability. It promotes shared experiences across generations and provides a musical family for those living on their own.

The Aubergines – Exeter Community Family Orchestra

Run by BSO Associate Musician Hugh Nankivell and violinist Emma Welton, The Aubergines have been continuing online via video conferencing throughout 2020 and beyond, and are a fun-loving group. They have created a whole range of pieces and media, all of which are available to view.

Click here to see their work.

If you are interested in joining the group and are in the Exeter/Devon area, do contact Ben Jennings whose details are on the right-hand side of this page.

I think for groups of people to do music together is the most important thing!
Rob Melotti, Southampton Family Orchestra Member