2016 is our 36th season



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Concert and rehearsal schedule for the final event of the 2016 season

more details from concertmanager@eso.org.uk


Sun 30 October, Autumn Concert, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church

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Conductor Graham Jones

Leader Lisa Wigmore

Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds
(Barbara Ashby, Margaret Phillips, Hilary Ougham, Zoe Hurlock)

Glière Horn Concerto
Soloist Ben Goldscheider (finalist in 2016 BBC Young Musician and ESO Young Soloist Competition)


Players rehearsals (2–5pm) St Saviour’s Church Hall: 8 Oct, 22 Oct

29 Oct (St Saviour's Church)

30 Oct (St Saviour’s Church)

This 2016 list was last updated on 15 May 2016




Concert and rehearsal schedule and other dates for the 2017 season


ESO Young Soloist Competition 2017 ESO Young Soloist Competition

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1st round, pm, Birley Centre Sat 7 or 14 January and Sun 8 or 15 January 2017 - dates still to be confirmed

ESO Young Soloist Competition Final, 2pm, Birley Centre Sun 29 January 2017


Please note that the AGM will be at the 10 June orchestra rehearsal


Saturday 22 April 2017, 7.30pm, St Saviour’s Church

(Easter Day is 16 Apr) 

Players rehearsals (2-5pm) St Saviour's Church Hall: 18 Mar, 25 Mar (tbc), 1 Apr, 8 Apr

Players and singers rehearsal (2.30-5.30pm) St Saviour's Church: 22 April

Singers rehearsals: tbd


Sunday 18 June 2017, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church

Players rehearsals: (2-5pm) St Saviour's Church Hall:  3 Jun (including the AGM), 10 Jun

17 Jun (St Saviour's Church)

18 Jun (St Saviour's Church)



Sun 22 October 2017, Autumn Concert, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church

Players rehearsals (2–5pm) St Saviour’s Church Hall: 7 Oct, 14 Oct

21 Oct (St Saviour's Church)

22 Oct (St Saviour’s Church)


This 2017 list was last updated on 15 May 2016



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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.