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Survey - Orchestras

Key to instrument format: -

oct octave guitar in E(mi)
alt alto guitar in B(ti) - (5th above tenor)
rqt requinto in A(la) - (4th above tenor)
treble treble - as requinto in pitch but larger in scale and using 'terz' strings
gtr standard tenor guitar in E(mi)
bassB bass guitar in B(ti) - (Niibori - 4th below tenor)
BassA bass guitar in A(la) - (5th below tenor)
bass standard bass guitar in E(mi) - 1 octave below the tenor
contrabass same pitch as bass - scored in treble clef
e-gtr electric guitar
e-bass electric bass

Africa

  1. Eden Guitar Ensemble - South Africa (4 gtr)
  2. Mauritius Classical Guitar Society Ensemble - Mauritius (6 gtr, 1 bass)

Americas

  1. El Ensamble de Guitarras "Alberto Ginastera" - Argentina (6 gtr)
  2. Ensamble de Guitarras Arsís - Mexico (6 gtr)
  3. Austin Bella Corda - USA (8 gtr)
  4. Austin Classical Guitar Ensemble - USA (8 gtr)
  5. Ensamble de Guitarra de la Universidad del Bío-Bío - Chile (8 gtr)
  6. Bowling Green State University Guitar Ensemble - Bowling Green, OH USA (altos, gtr, bassB, cb)
  7. Bramalea Secondary School Guitar Ensemble - Ontario, Canada (13 acoustic and e-gtr, 1 e-bass)
  8. J. H. Bruns Collegiate Guitar Orchestra 1 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (40 gtr, 1 double bass)
  9. J. H. Bruns Collegiate Guitar Orchestra 2 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (40 gtr, 1 double bass)
  10. Cal Poly Pomona Guitar Ensemble - USA (18 gtr)
  11. Capilano University Guitar Ensemble - Vancouver, Canada(10 gtr)
  12. Christopher Newport University Guitar Orchestra - USA (2 alt1, 2 alt2, 2 gtr, 2 BassB)
  13. Columbia Guitar Orchestra - USA (?? gtr)
  14. Columbus Guitar Society Ensemble - USA (16 gtr)
  15. Deer Park Guitar Ensemble - USA (46 gtr)
  16. EKU Guitar Ensemble (Eastern Kentucky University) - USA (10-20 gtr, bass)
  17. Encinitas Guitar Orchestra - USA (1 oct, 40 gtr, percussion)
  18. Maria Escalon de Nuez Guitar Orchestra - El Salvador (4 rqt, 6 gtr, 6 bass)
  19. Feinstein High School Guitar Ensemble - USA (13 gtr)
  20. Freedom High School Guitar Ensembles - USA (up to 6 rqt, 35 gtr, 4 bass, 3 acoustic)
  21. Fullerton Guitar Orchestra - California State University, USA (16 gtr)
  22. Ensemble de guitarras de La Habana (dir Jos Angel Prez) - Cuba (gtrs, percussion, lad cubano y el tres ocasionalmente)
  23. Highland Guitar Ensemble - USA (8 gtr)
  24. Keene State College Guitar Orchestra - USA (??)
  25. University of Kentucky Guitar Ensemble - USA (???)
  26. L.J. Alleman Arts Academy - USA (12 gtr, 1 bass)
  27. Youth Guitars LV Ensemble - Nevada, USA (6gtr)
  28. Mana - Mexico (gtr, percussion)
  29. Mangoré Ensamble de Guitarras - Columbia (13 gtr)
  30. Maria Escalon de Nuez Guitar Orchestra - El Salvador (4 rqt, 6 gtr, 6 bass)
  31. Maryvale Guitar Ensemble - USA, Phoenix, Arizona (40 gtr, 4 bassB, 3 contrabass, 1 bandurria)
  32. MiraCosta College Guitar Orchestra - USA, Oceanside, California (1 soprano, 3 alt, 10 to 15 gtr, 1 contrabass, 1 Double Bass)
  33. New York City Classical Guitar Society - USA (15 gtr)
  34. Orquesta de Guitarras de la Escuela Nacional de Música UNAM - Mexico (?gtr)
  35. University of North Carolina Guitar Ensemble - USA (13 gtr)
  36. NYAGO - USA (??)
  37. Opus - México(4 altoB, 1 Alto cembalo, 2 gtr, 1 bassB, 1 contrabass)
  38. Orchestre de la Société de guitare de Montréal - Canada ( 2 alt, 9gtr, 2bassB(7string),1 contrabass)
  39. Orquesta de guitarras de Mexico (dir.José Angel Pérez) - Mexico (gtrs)
  40. Pacific Guitar Ensemble - USA (8gtr (1 steel))
  41. Philadelphia Classical Guitar Orchestra - USA (18gtr)
  42. Piedmont Guitar Orchestra - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA (30-40 gtr)
  43. Poly Jeunesse - Canada (8 alt, 4 gtr, 3 bassB, 2 bass)
  44. Ensamble Pu Rory - Paraguay (25 gtr)
  45. Ensamble de Guitarras de Quito - Ecuador (8 gtr)
  46. Radford University Guitar Ensemble - Radford, Virginia, USA (rqts/alts, gtrs and basses)
  47. San Antonio College Guitar Ensemble - San Antonio, Texas, USA (1 alt, 4 gtr, 1 bass)
  48. San Francisco Conservatory of Music Guitar Ensemble - USA (??)
  49. Saunders Secondary School Senior Guitar Ensemble -London, Ontario, Canada (about 22 gtr)
  50. Guitar Orchestra of Seattle - USA (12 gtr)
  51. Soccoro High School Guitar Ensemble - USA (8-10 gtr, e-bass)
  52. Southeastern Guitar Ensemble (Louisiana University) - USA (19 gtr)
  53. St. Scholastica Guitar Ensemble - USA (5+ gtr)
  54. Tidewater Guitar Orchestra - USA (4 rqt, 5 gtr, 3 bassB)
  55. Treasure Coast Classical Guitar Ensemble - USA (Florida) (1 rqto, 12-14 gtr, 1 bass)
  56. University of Wisconsin Guitar Ensemble - USA (7 gtr)
  57. Vermont Guitar Ensemble - USA (?)
  58. West Chester University Guitar Ensemble USA - (up to 12 gtr)
  59. Westchester Guitar Orchestra country -USA (2 rqto, many gtr (number fluctuates), 1 bass)
  60. Wheeler School Guitar Ensembles - USA (2-9 gtr, bass, mandolin)
  61. Woodside High School - Newport News VA Guitar Orchestra - USA (4 alt 1, 4 alt 2, 6 gtr, 4 BassB, e-bass)
  62. Orquesta de Guitarras de Xalapa - Mexico (30 gtr)
  63. Yorktown High School Classical Guitar Ensemble - USA (25 gtr)


Asia

  1. Beijing Philharmonic Guitar Ensemble - China (?gtr)
  2. Hong Kong Guitar Ensemble - Hong Kong, China (20 gtr)
  3. Hong Kong Youth Guitar Ensemble - Hong Kong, China (?gtr)
  4. Hwa Chong Guitar Ensemble - Singapore (2 alt, 3 gtr, bassB, contrabass)
  5. Jangggi Middle School Guitar Ensemble - South Korea (????)
  6. Kibbutz Yizrael's Music House Guitar Ensemble - Israel (15 - 30 gtr)
  7. Kyoto University Guitar Club - Japan (4 alt, 25 gtr, 5 bass)
  8. Madras Guitar Ensemble - India (17 gtr)
  9. Nagoya Institute of Technology Guitar Ensemble - Japan (20 gtr, bass)
  10. Nanyang Technical University Guitar Ensemble - Singapore (sop, alt, gtr, bassB, contrabass)
  11. Raffles Institute Guitar Ensemble - Singapore (67 guitars in Niibori style)
  12. St. Marks Music Academy - India, Bangalore (10-12 gtr)
  13. Taipei Guitar Ensemble - Taiwan (?gtr)
  14. Toa Payoh Guitar Club - Singapore (1 Alto Cembalo, 12 alto, >10gtr, 1 Contrabass, 4 BassB and 2 Guitarron)
  15. UP Guitar Ensemble - Philippines (30?? gtr)
  16. Zhi-Long Guitar Ensemble - China (11 gtr?)


Australasia

  1. Armadale SHS Classic Guitar Ensemble - Australia (12 gtr)
  2. Canberra Guitar Ensemble - Australia (12-20 gtr)
  3. Carine SHS Junior Classic Guitar Ensemble - Australia (10 gtr)
  4. Carine SHS Senior Classic Guitar Ensemble - Australia (15 gtr)
  5. Churchlands SHS Classic Guitar Ensemble - Australia (6 gtr)
  6. Corpus Christi Catholic College Classic Guitar Ensemble - Australia (10 gtr)
  7. Forrestfield SHS Classic Guitar Ensemble - Australia (10 gtr)
  8. Guitarstrophe - Australia (2 rqto, 25 gtr,6 bass)
  9. Hobart Guitar Society Orchestra - Tasmania, Australia (15 gtr, 1 12-string gtr)
  10. Hollywood SHS Classic Guitar Ensemble - Australia (11 gtr)
  11. Impromptu Music Guitar Orchestra - Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2 oct, 9 alt, 3 terz, 8 gtr, 2 bassB, 2 contrabass)
  12. John Curtin SHS Senior Guitar Ensemble - Australia (16 gtr)
  13. John Forrest Senior Guitar Ensemble - Australia (10 gtr)
  14. The NZSM Guitar Ensemble - New Zealand (rqt, gtr, contrabass, e-gtr, ón)
  15. Rossmoyne SHS Classic Guitar Ensemble - Australia (12 gtr)
  16. Townsville Guitar Orchestra - Australia (2 rqt, 16 gtr, 1 e-bass)
  17. Western Australia Combined Schools Classic Guitar Ensemble - Australia (2 rqto, 25 gtr, 6 bass)
  18. Western Australia Conservatorium Guitar Septet - Australia (1 rqt,5 gtr, bass)
  19. Willeton SHS Classic Guitar Ensemble - Australia (14 gtr)
  20. Woodvale SHS Guitar Ensemble - Australia (10 gtr)


Europe

  1. The Accidentals - Scotland (12 gtr)
  2. Gitarrenensemble Accordial - Germany (2 oct, 8 gtr, 1 bass)
  3. Gitaarensemble Alegria - Belgium (4 oct, 15 gtr, 1 or 2 bass)
  4. Berkshire Youth Guitar Orchestra - UK (~30gtr)
  5. Batley Music Centre Guitar Band - UK (3 rqt, 20 gtr, 2 bass)
  6. I Barbari Suzuki - Italy (8 gtr)
  7. Bielefelder Guitar Ensemble - Germany (18 gtr)
  8. Bohemian Guitar Orchestra - Czech Republic (?oct, ?gtr, ?bass, 12- string guitar)
  9. The Brighton Guitar Orchestra - UK (2 orchestras of 12 gtr)
  10. Cambridge Guitar Orchestra UK (terz, 20 gtr, basses + occasional e- gtr, e- bass, BassA)
  11. Orchestra di chitarre Centocorde - Italy (15 gtr, soprano, flute & double bass)
  12. City Lit Guitar Orchestra - UK (variable number gtr)
  13. Chitarmonia - Italy (14 gtr)
  14. Chrudim Music School Guitar Ensemble - Czech Republic (8 gtr)
  15. Clenové Guitar Orchestra - Czech Republic (1 soprano gtr, 6 gtr, 1 bass, accordion, flute)
  16. Concordia Chordis - Italy (6 gtr) - 3 Khono,1 Grimaldi,1 Tacchi,1 Ceccon
  17. Consonance - Russia (variable composition - 7 gtr, 1 e-bass, 1 domra)
  18. Ensemble de Guitares COPLA - France (6 gtr)
  19. Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble - UK (>50 gtr)
  20. Cuerda - Belgium (20 gtr, 1 or 2 bass)
  21. Derby Classical Guitar Society Orchestra - UK (6-18 alt, gtr, bassB, contrabass)
  22. Diversus Guitar Orchestra - Ireland (many gtr, oct, contrabass)
  23. Dorset Guitar Society Orchestra - UK (2 rqt, 10-20 gtr, 2 contrabass)
  24. Los Compadres - Spain (1 rqt, 1 gtr, 1 bass, percussion)
  25. Orquesta de Guitarras Unión Musical La Eliana -Valencia, Spain (8 rqt, 16 gtr, 3 contrabass)
  26. Enfield Classical Guitar Society- UK (3 rqt, 12 gtr, 2 bass)
  27. Gitarren Ensemble Graz - Germany (22 gtr)
  28. GO! - The Netherlands (17 gtr, 1 bass , sometimes 1 e-gtr)
  29. Hampshire Area Guitar Orchestra (hago) - UK (2 alt, 7 gtr, 2 bassB, 2 contrabass)
  30. Hereford Guitar Ensemble - England (7 gtr, 1 bass)
  31. Ensemble "GuitArt" Heidelberg - Germany (up to 25 gtr, sometimes oct and contrabass added)
  32. Greenwood Classical Guitar Society Ensemble - UK (at least 5 gtr)
  33. Hertfordshire Guitar Orchestra - UK (10 gtr, 1 or 2 e-gtr, 1 e-bass)
  34. High Wycombe Music Centre Consort - UK (10gtr, 1 bass)
  35. Holme Valley Music Centre Guitars - UK (30gtr)
  36. Jugendgitarrenorchester Baden-Württemberg - Germany (up to 40 standard guitars, sometimes oct and bass, sometimes e-gtr and e-bass added)
  37. Gitarrenensemble der Musikschule Kandel e.V. - Germany (5 gtr, >1 recorder, 1 violin)
  38. Tutti insieme der Musikschule Kandel e.V. - Germany (10 gtr, 1 soprano recorder, 1 violin, 2-3 'cellos, flutes)
  39. Kythara Consort - Italy (17 gtr)
  40. Leeds Guitar Society Ensemble - UK (13 gtr, 1 bass)
  41. London Electric Guitar Orchestra - England (danelectro, ibanez, rickenbacker, hohner, custom, les paul , fretless bass (Hohner))
  42. Malmö Guitarrorkester - Sweden (3 rqt, 12 gtr, 3 bajo)
  43. La Mancha Gitarrenensemble - Germany (15 gtr)
  44. Maynooth Guitar Ensemble - Ireland (25 gtr, 3 contrabass)
  45. Merton Youth Guitar Ensemble - UK (8 gtr)
  46. Middlesborough Classical Guitar Ensemble - UK (4 gtr, 1 bass)
  47. Midlands Fretted Orchestra - UK (5 Classical banjos, 5 mandolins including mandola, 15 gtr, 1 cello banjo, 2 steel strung acoustic rhythm guitars)
  48. Orquesta de Guitarras de la Región de Murcia (OGRM) - Spain (21 gtr, 2 contrabass)
  49. National Youth Guitar Ensemble - UK (21 gtr)
  50. Nederlands Jeugd Gitaarorkest (artistic dir: Peter Constant) - The Netherlands (2 oct, 13 gtr, 1 bass)
  51. Northamptonshire County Guitar Ensemble - UK (18 gtr, 1 bass)
  52. North Bucks Guitar Club - UK (10 gtr,1 e-bass)
  53. Guitarrenensemble Nota Bene - Germany (15 gtr)
  54. Pera Guitar Orchester - Istanbul, Turkey (20 gtr)
  55. Per Suonare - Portugal (8 gtr)
  56. Guitar Orchestra at School of Music in Pitea - Sweden (2 alt, 1-2 gtr,1 bass B, 1 cb, [1 alt cembalo])
  57. Prague Guitar Chamber Orchestra - Czech Republic (3 oct, 10 gtr, 1 bass)
  58. Orchestre de Guitares de Provence - France (oct, terz, gtr, bass, contrabass)
  59. Ensemble Roggentstein - Germany (7 gtr, 11 mandolin)
  60. Selby Music Centre Guitar Ensemble - UK (4 rqt, 8 gtr, 2 bass)
  61. Silesian Guitar Octet - Silesia (Poland/Czech Republic) (8 gtr)
  62. South Norfolk Guitar Circle - England (11 gtr)
  63. Skjern Guitarensemble - Denmark (n? gtr)
  64. Tring Area Guitar Orchestra -UK (8 gtr)
  65. Trinity Guitar Ensemble- UK (6 gtr)
  66. I Trovieri - Italy (12 gtr)
  67. UAM Guitar Ensemble (Orquesta de Guitarras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) - Spain (2 oct, 4 gtr, 2 bassB, 2 contrabass)
  68. University of Strathclyde Guitar Ensemble - UK (15 gtr, 2 e-bass)
  69. Veri Artisti - Veria, Greece (15 gtr)
  70. Vicky Bodman Guitar Orchestra - UK (14 gtr)
  71. Die Vielsaitigen - Austria - (oct, 2 gtr)
  72. La Volta Ensemble- Switzerland (2 soprano gtr, tenors, mexican guitarron,rqto, Canary Island timple, Mandolin, Renaissance lute, Archlute, Baroque mandolin, Pandora,Charango, Cavaquinho, Cuatro, Banjos,Tamburica,Tambura etc)
  73. West Lothian Schools Guitar Ensemble - Scotland (rqt, terz, gtr, contrabass (total 24))
  74. Wetherby Guitar Orchestra - UK (10 gtr)
  75. Widmore- UK (15 gtr)
  76. Woodfield Guitar Ensemble - UK (1 rqt, 10 gtr, percussion, choir and children's ensemble)
  77. Worcester Classical Guitar Orchestra (17 gtr)
  78. Worcester Youth Guitar Orchestra (10 gtr - up to school leaving age)

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