WELCOME TO THE ESO

2015 is our 35th season

Click here for the updated (about which version of Creation to use) newsletter for singers (Creation, 19 April)

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

 


 

Results of the

ESO Young Soloist Competition 2015

Birley Centre, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne BN21 4EF

Round one, Saturday and Sunday 10 and 11 January; final, Sunday 1 February

 

Results of the 2015 final

(18 and over category)

1st ESO Young Soloist Award: Gen Li (piano)

2nd Cox Memorial Prize: Emma Halnan (flute)

3rd Colonel Howes Award: Naufal Mukumi (pianist)

Runners-up: Stephanie Childress (violin) and Thomas Isaac (cello)

(17 and under category)

1st Duke of Devonshire Award: Stephanie Childress (violin)

2nd St Cecilia Bequest: Andrew Samarasekara (violin)

Please click here for the comments of the adjudicating panel

Please click here for the review of the final round by Robin Gregory 

Pictures of the final round are on competition tab then results and judges' comments

 


 

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FUTURE EVENTS 


 

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 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*) 

*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 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);  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

 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 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