Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra


The ESO was founded as the Eastbourne Sinfonia in 1979 and the first concert took place in the Town Hall on 27 January 1980. Financially self-supporting and an independent organisation, it registered as a charity in 1987 and, with quality players from Eastbourne and the surrounding area, performs a number of concerts a year. These have included biennial music-from-the-movies concerts (with film clips) in Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre, as well as concerts for children. The current regular annual programme features a choral concert with ESO singers, an ESO young soloist competition winner’s concert, usually in the summer, and an autumn concert, The young soloist competition takes place in January and February, and an audience is welcome. Come sing/play and other events happen from time to time.


For a history of all of our concerts click here or go to the 'Events' tab where you will find details of all our concerts and where we are beginning to archive the documents and pictures we have.


If you are interested in becoming a donor, a sponsor, an ESO Friend, a singer or a player, or would like to help the Music Working Group, then pleasecontact concertmanager@eso.org.uk