About Kelvin

The Kelvin Ensemble (commonly referred to as Kelvin) is the student-run orchestra for students at universities in Glasgow. We are a very friendly group of people, studying a wide range of courses, and are passionate about music!

We usually start auditioning for members at the end of September, and hold one concert at the end of Semester 1 (November) and Semester 2 (March). We also have a tour every May, after the end of exams.


We play a wide range of symphony music, chosen by the Kelvin committee. Last year, our repertoire included the works of Tchaikovsky, Antonín Dvořák, Georges Bizet, Copland and more. A full list of our previous concerts can be found on the Past Concerts page.


We usually have regular rehearsals on Tuesday evenings in the Concert Hall — one of the rooms within the Main Building of the University of Glasgow. We will often have additional rehearsals in the weekends during the run-up to concerts.


We have many people eager to join Kelvin, so we hold auditions at the beginning of each academic year. For more information, please visit the Join page.


The Kelvin Ensemble's Constitution can be downloaded here.

Scottish Charity No: SC022303
The Department of Music, University of Glasgow
14 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QQ