2015 is our 35th season

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 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 poster

Click here for an ad for the choral concert and the summer 2015 concert

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

Latest press release:

The 31st annual choral concert staged by the ESO, the town’s orchestra, is The Creation, Haydn’s hugely popular work. 
It will take place on Sunday 19 April at 7.30pm in St Saviour’s Church. 

The choir comprises singers from the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus, from other local choirs, and there are, as usual, singers and players from
Eastbourne College’s Eastbournian Society (
Graham Jones is the conductor and Lisa Wigmore is the leader.
Soloists are Elizabeth Roberts, Andrew Mackenzie-Wicks and Jozik Kotz.
With some 90 singers and 60 players, the evening will be one to capture the imagination.
Tickets are £14 in advance (£15 on the door) from 
boxoffice@eastbourne-college.co.uk (01323 452255) or Reid and Dean (43-45 Cornfield Road) or 07780 993801.
www.eso.org.uk for more details about the orchestra which is now in its 35th season.



ESO Summer Concert 2015

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


 Click here for an ad for the choral concert and the summer 2015 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



ESO Autumn Concert 2015

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

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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 31 Jan or 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): 13 Feb; 5 Mar (dates to be confirmed)

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 23 Jan 2015