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2018 is our 38th season

 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 our choral concert 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.

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.

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  Concert and rehearsal schedule and other dates for the rest of 2018

more details from concertmanager@eso.org.uk

Summer Concert 2018

Saturday 16 June 2018, 7pm, St Saviour's Church

Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream Overture

Weber Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor

(Soloist Philip Edwards)

Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)

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This concert will be archived when time permits, along with the review


Autumn Concert 2018

Sunday 21 October 2018, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church

Mendelssohn Fingal's Cave Overture

Mozart Flute Concerto in G Major No 1

Soloist Sirius Chau (winner of the 2018 ESO Young Soloist Competition)

Dvořák New World Symphony

Conductor Graham Jones

Leader Lisa Wigmore

Players rehearsals (2–5pm)

St Saviour’s Church Hall: 6 Oct, 13 Oct; Church: 20 Oct, 21 Oct

Tickets available from 1 October

£14 in advance (£12 for ESO Friends); £15 on the door (£13 for ESO Friends)


concertmanager@eso.org.uk or 07780 993801




Reid and Dean, 43-45 Cornfield Road, Eastbourne BN21 4QG


Seats are not reserved


2019 is our 39th season

ESO 32nd Young Soloist Competition

Birley Centre

Round One

Saturday (*from 2pm) and Sunday (*from 12noon) 5 and 6 January 2019

*exact timings to be decided


Sunday 27 January 2–6pm 2019


Spring (Choral) Concert 2019

Sunday 12 May 2019, 7.30pm, St Saviour’s Church

Players and singers rehearsals to be decided



Summer Concert 2019

Sunday 23 June 2019, 7pm, St Saviour's Church

Players rehearsals (2–5pm)

Church Hall: 8 Jun, 15 Jun; Church: 22 Jun, 23  Jun



Autumn Concert 2019

Sunday 20 October 2019, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church

Church Hall: 5 Oct, 12 Oct; Church: 19 Oct, 20 Oct


This list was last updated on 3 July 2018