2015 is our 35th season

Click here for the latest newsletter for singers with details about the choral concert (Haydn's Creation) on Sunday 19 April 2015 

Click here for the latest ESO newsletter (Jan/Feb 2015) for all on the mailing list



ESO Young Soloist Competition 2015

Birley Centre, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne BN21 4EF

Round one, Saturday and Sunday 10 and 11 January

Please click here for the result of round one

Final, Sunday 1 February 2pm

The ESO’s Young Soloist Competition celebrates 28 years and the first round was the weekend 10 and 11 January. Some 30 competitors from music colleges around the UK and abroad presented a 15-minute performance of a contrasting programme of their own choice, judged by four adjudicators. They performed on piano, brass, string and wind instruments.

The final round, on Sunday 1 February at 2pm (£8 on the door only), has five competitors who will present a 20-minute performance of two contrasting concerto movements. The winner will play a concerto with the ESO.

As part of the adjudicating panel, we are delighted to welcome John York, international pianist and teacher, and patron of the ESO, back to his home town of Eastbourne. 

Please click here for details of the adjudicating panel, the competitors, music and timings for the final round (last update 26 Jan)



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ESO AGM 2015 followed by hot buffet supper

Friday 7pm 20 March 2015

More details on tab 'About us' and 'meetings' 



 ESO Choral Concert 2015

Sunday 19 April 2015, Choral Concert, 7.30pm, St Saviour's Church BN21 4UT

Haydn's Creation

Soprano Elizabeth Roberts

Tenor Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks

Bass Jozik Kotz

For more details, contact concertmanager@eso.org.uk 07780 993801

Click here for a rehearsal schedule for players and singers (including singers workshops*) 

*As last year, there are two Saturday afternoon workshops (£10 for one or both) for those who are unable to join us for our regular Tuesday evening rehearsals but who know the work and would like to sing in the concert. These workshops can also be attended by those who are able to join us for the regular Tuesday evening rehearsals (no extra charge above the regular subscription).



ESO Summer Concert 2015

Sunday 14 June 2015, Summer Concert, 7pm, St Saviour's Church BN21 4UT

Click here for a rehearsal schedule



ESO Autumn Concert 2015

Sunday 11 October 2015, Autumn Concert, 7pm, St Saviour's Church BN21 4UT

 Click here for a rehearsal schedule



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

Click on the events tab for a list of all concerts (from our first one in January 1980)

which can be sorted according to date, composer, work etc. 

Under the events tab, we are, when time permits, archiving all documents we have of previous concerts.

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.