Welcome to the Bristol Classical Guitar Society. Our mission is to promote and extend the profile of the classical guitar in the south west and to bring together players, makers, composers and enthusiasts of all levels. Our meetings include solo and ensemble practice and performance, seminars and masterclasses; our Concert Series presents internationally acclaimed performers. We would be delighted to have you at any of our meetings and events. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.  New premises - the Unitarian Meeting Hall, Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE.

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2019 dates

All meetings at  the Unitarian Meeting Hall,

Brunswick Square, BS2 8PE

Thursday 9th May 7.30pm: Tune up/informal practise; 8.00 - 9.00pm - Visiting speaker Brian Whitehouse - the Tárrega-Leckie Manuscripts;  9.15pm - Ensemble with Helen James.

*Thursday 6th June 7.30pm: Tune up/informal practise; 8.00 - 10.30 - Visiting artist Harris Becker - recital and masterclass.

*Note: !st Thursday of the month - this month only.

Teacher, arranger, composer and performer



BCGS Concert Series

Our next concert will be in April 2019 (please see the Annual Programme).

Chris Gilbert sadly passed away recently (November 2018). Chris was the proprietor of the Bristol Spanish Guitar Centre until it closed in 2017.

Guitar People Remembered

Ensemble Director

Helen James


Berta Rojas

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FGS           Bristol Classical Guitar Society is a member of the Federation of Guitar Societies