WELCOME TO THE ESO
2016 is our 36th season
2016 Sat 9 Jan, Sun 10 Jan, 29th annual Young Soloist Competition 1st round, Birley Centre
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.
The judges of the competition thank the competitors. Both judges and audience were hugely impressed with the high standards. Thank you too to the accompanists.
The final round, on Sunday 7 February at 2pm (£8 on the door only), will feature the winners of this first round who will present a 20-minute performance of two contrasting concerto movements.
The winner plays a concerto with the ESO.
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Concert and rehearsal schedule and other dates for the 2016 season
2016 Sat 9 Jan, Sun 10 Jan, Young Soloist Competition 1st round, Birley Centre
2016 Sun 7 Feb, Young Soloist Competition Final, 2pm, Birley Centre
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2016 Fri 18 Mar, AGM followed by hot buffet supper, 7pm, Social SCR, Eastbourne College
2016 Sun 24 Apr, ESO Choral Concert, 7.30pm, St Saviour’s Church
Elgar Dream of Gerontius
The last time we performed this was in 1999, the first of our 11 choral concerts in Chichester Cathedral. We are delighted that Eastbourne's Renaissance Singers will form the semi-chorus, and the soloists will be Susan Legg, Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks and Jozik Kotz. As well as the regular Tuesday evening rehearsals for the singers, there will also be three Saturday afternoon workshops run on the same lines as before. We are keen, obviously, to welcome a large number of singers and hope that our flexible rehearsal schedule will allow as many singers as possible to join us while, at the same time, producing a healthy balance between the voices. If you wish to sing with us, please complete the form (click here) by the end of November. More details from email@example.com or 07780 993801.
Players rehearsals (2–5pm St Saviour's Church Hall - note this new venue): 12 Mar, 16 Apr, 23 Apr
Singers rehearsals (7.30–9pm Eastbourne College Chapel): 12, 19, 26 Jan; 2, 9, 23 Feb; 1, 8, 15 Mar; 19 Apr
Singers workshops (2.30–4.30pm Eastbourne College Chapel): 30 Jan; 20 Feb; 5 Mar
Dress rehearsal (2.30–5.30pm St Saviour’s Church); 24 Apr
2016 Sun 19 Jun, Summer Concert, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church
Players rehearsals (2–5pm St Saviour's Church Hall - note this new venue): 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun; 19 Jun (St Saviour's Church)
2016 Sun 23 Oct Autumn Concert, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church
Players rehearsals (2–5pm Birley Centre): 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct; (2-5pm St Sav Church) 23 Oct
This 2016 list was last updated on 3 Nov 2015
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Click on the events tab for a list of all concerts (from our first one in January 1980)
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Under the events tab, we are, when time permits, archiving all documents we have of previous concerts.
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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.
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