The question that we are often asked is, 'What us 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 clarinet family – from the shrill Eb clarinet to the booming contrabass clarinet. This gives the ensemble a wide range if 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.


Now under the direction of conductor Dan Watson, Blackwood performs all over the East Midlands, in both public concerts and private functions.