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Photos and archive material will be posted when time allows of  

Spring (Choral) Concert Sunday 12 May 2019 Verdi Requiem 
Soprano Elizabeth Roberts; Mezzo Soprano Susan Legg; Tenor Mark Le Brocq; Bass Jozik Kotz
Conductor Graham Jones; Leader Lisa Wigmore


Summer Concert Sunday 30 June 2019 Music for a Summer's Evening
Nicolai Merry Wives of Windsor (Overture), Beethoven Symphony No 6 (Pastoral), Bizet Carmen Suite No 1
Butterworth Banks of Green Willow, Walton Crown Imperial (Coronation March)
Conductor Graham Jones; Leader Lisa Wigmore

 In the meantime, here are the reviews

Verdi Requiem review

Summer Concert review

Autumn Concert 2019

Sunday 20 October 2019, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church, South Street BN21 4UT

Mendelssohn Ruy Blas Overture

Mozart Symphony No 41 (Jupiter)

Sibelius Violin Concerto 

Soloist Lucilla Rose Mariotti 

(winner of ESO Young Soloist Competition 2019)

Conductor Graham Jones

Leader Lisa Wigmore

Players rehearsals (2–5pm)

St Saviour's Church Hall: 5 Oct, 12 Oct; St Saviour's Church: 19 Oct, 20 Oct


Tickets (seats not reserved) on sale from 16 September

£14 (in advance) £15 (on the door)

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 We are archiving details (programmes, photos, reviews etc) of concerts. It is a work in progress.

 You will find them by going to the Events tab and then archived details. To help you, for example,

 here is a link to Brahms' Requiem on 19 March 2017 with Graham Jones conductor Lisa Wigmore leader

 Click on the Events tab also for a list of all concerts (from our first one in January 1980) 

 which can be sorted according to date, composer, work etc.

 Click on the Orchestra tab for a gallery of photographs of the orchestra.

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2020 is our 40th season

33rd Annual Young Soloist Competition


The first round of the ESO’s 33rd annual Young Soloist Competition is on 4 and 5 January. Some 30 competitors from music colleges around the UK and abroad present a 15-minute performance of a contrasting programme of their own choice, judged by four adjudicators. They will perform on piano, string and wind instruments. An audience is welcome to come and go as they wish between competitors. Just turn up; there is no need to reserve seats; a contribution of £5 to offset expenses (tea / coffee provided). The competition runs from 2pm until about 6.30pm each afternoon in the Birley Centre, 4 Carlisle Road BN21 4EF. The final round, on Sunday 26 January at 2pm (£10, on the door only, includes refreshments), has four or five competitors who present a 20-minute performance of two contrasting concerto movements. The winner plays a concerto with the ESO. 

Details for 2020 competitors are here (and more information is on the competition tab).


Spring Concert

7.30pm Sunday 26 April 2020

St Saviour's Church

Players rehearsals 2-5pm: hall: 4 Apr, 18 Apr; church 25 Apr, 26 Apr

Summer Concert

7pm Sunday 14 June 2020

St Saviour's Church

Players rehearsals 2-5pm: hall 23 May, 6 Jun (and AGM); church 13 Jun, 14 Jun

Autumn Concert

7pm Sunday 18 October 2020

St Saviour's Church

Players rehearsals 2-5pm: hall 3 Oct, 10 Oct; church 17 Oct, 18 Oct 

This page was last updated on 17 May 2019