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2018 is our 38th season

 We are archiving details (programmes, photos, reviews etc) of concerts. It is a work in progress.

You will find them by going to the Events tab and then archived details. To help you, for example,

here is a link to our choral concert Brahms' Requiem on 19 March 2017 with Graham Jones conductor Lisa Wigmore leader

Click on the Events tab also for a list of all concerts (from our first one in January 1980) which can be sorted according to date, composer, work etc.

Click on the Orchestra tab for a gallery of photographs of the orchestra.

Please contact concertmanager@eso.org.uk or 07780 993801 for more information. 

The orchestra always welcomes new players and we are keen to hear from anyone who is interested in joining us. 
We are particularly keen to fill spaces in our brass, percussion and string sections.
Please contact orchestramanager@eso.org.uk or 07789 988477.

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  Concert and rehearsal schedule and other dates for the rest of 2018

more details from concertmanager@eso.org.uk


Autumn Concert 2018

Sunday 21 October 2018, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church, South Street BN21 4UT

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Mendelssohn The Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)

Mozart Flute Concerto in G Major No 1

Soloist Sirius Chau (winner of the 2018 ESO Young Soloist Competition)



Dvořák New World Symphony

Conductor Graham Jones

Leader Lisa Wigmore

Players rehearsals (2–5pm)

St Saviour’s Church Hall: 6 Oct 

All Saints' Church Hall 13 Oct (PLEASE NOTE THIS VENUE)

St Saviour's Church: 20 Oct, 21 Oct

Tickets available from 16 September

£14 in advance (£12 for ESO Friends); £15 on the door (£13 for ESO Friends)

concertmanager@eso.org.uk or 07780 993801


Reid and Dean, 43-45 Cornfield Road, Eastbourne BN21 4QG

Seats are not reserved


2019 is our 39th season

ESO 32nd Young Soloist Competition

Birley Centre, 4 Carlisle Road, Eastbourne BN21 4EF

Round One

Saturday (*from 2pm) and Sunday (*from 12noon) 5 and 6 January 2019

*exact timings to be decided


Sunday 27 January 2–6pm 2019


Spring (Choral) Concert 2019

Sunday 12 May 2019, 7.30pm, St Saviour’s Church, South Street BN21 4UT

Conductor Graham Jones

Leader Lisa Wigmore

Verdi Requiem (provisional)

Players rehearsals (2–5pm)

St Saviour’s Church Hall: 27 April (2-5pm), 4 May (2-5pm); hall or church: 11 May (10am-1pm); church: 12 May (2.30-5.30pm)

Singers rehearsals (provisional)

All Saints' Church: Sat 9 Feb (2.30-4.30pm), 2 March (2.30-4.30pm) and then some of (tbd):

Thu 4 April (7.30-9pm), Sat 6 Apr (2.30-4.30pm), Thu 11 April (7.30-9pm), Sat 13 April (2.30-4.30pm), Thu 18 April (7.30-9pm),

Thu 25 April (7.30-9pm), Thu 2 May (7.30-9pm), Thu 9 May (7.30-9pm); then St Saviour's on Sun 12 May (2.30-5.30pm)

(Easter Day: 21 April; Bank Holiday weekend: 3/4/5 May)


Summer Concert 2019

Sunday 30 June 2019, 7pm, St Saviour's Church, South Street BN21 4UT

Players rehearsals (2–5pm)

St Saviour's Church Hall: 8 Jun, 15 Jun (and AGM); St Saviour's Church: 29 Jun, 30 Jun


Autumn Concert 2019

Sunday 20 October 2019, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church, South Street BN21 4UT

St Saviour's Church Hall: 5 Oct, 12 Oct; St Saviour's Church: 19 Oct, 20 Oct


This list was last updated on 20 July 2018