2015 is our 35th season


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

Tickets (£14 in advance; £15 on the door) from 07780 993801 or click here for a form or from Reid and Dean, 43-45 Cornfield Road, BN21 4QG

Click here for a poster for the summer concert

Sun 14 Jun, Summer Concert, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church

Players rehearsals (2–5pm): 16 May* (St Sav Church Hall);  6 Jun (Birley Centre); 13 (note venue is St Sav);

14 Jun (St Saviour’s Church)

*note new date

Click here for a rehearsal schedule


The Wasps Overture Vaughan Williams

Chanson de Matin and Chanson de Nuit Elgar

Piano Concert No 2 Shostakovich

Symphony No 7 Beethoven


Soloist Gen Li, Winner of the ESO Young Soloist Competition

Conductor Graham Jones

Leader Lisa Wigmore



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.



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


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

Players rehearsals (2–5pm Birley Centre): 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): 4 Jun (Birley Centre) 11 Jun (Birley Centre); 18 (note venue is St Sav), 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; 23 Oct (St Saviour’s Church)


This 2016 list was last updated on 20 May 2015