The Bulmershe Ensemble represent the Bulmershe School which is a Comprehensive school in Woodley with 1200 students from 11-19.
The Bulmershe Ensemble was established at the Bulmershe School in January 2014 to enter the Hexagon Mayors Let's Sing Competition. The choir quickly grew from strength to strength winning the Mayors let's sing competition in 2015 and 2016. The group then had their first taste of national success with a performance award at the Music for Youth National Festival in 2015.
In 2016 the Ensemble entered the Gareth Malone, Best in Britain TV competition which aired on BBC in November. The Ensemble were the youngest contestants in the contest and described as ‘ A self-confessed competitive bunch, who give modern chart-toppers their own gospel-infused stamp, this choir can’t resist coming up with some hand-clapping, foot-stomping choreography to help their performances stand out.’ The Ensemble exceeded all expectations in this competition and made it to the grand final and are very proud of their third place position!
As well as entering competitions, the Ensemble is passionate about performing in their local area and giving back to the community. The choir helps provides the young people in it with a sense of belonging and helps instill confidence and improve self-esteem. The choir is non- auditioned and all are welcome as long as they are prepared to commit.