2017 is our 37th 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

Here is a link to our concert on 30 October 2016

Details of our last concert on 19 March 2017 are below


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  Concert and rehearsal schedule and other dates for the 2017 season

more details from concertmanager@eso.org.uk


Annual Choral Concert  

Brahms' Requiem Sunday 19 March

See main photo below. More photos will be posted on the events tab when time allows

Click here for a programme

Click here for a review of the concert




ESO performed Brahms' Requiem also on 15 March 1992 in the Congress Theatre. Click here for programme 


Sunday 18 June 2017, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church

Soloist: Coco Tomita (violin), winner of the ESO Young Soloist Competition 2017

Programme to include Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No 8

Guest conductor Ken Roberts

Leader Lisa Wigmore

Players rehearsals: (2-5pm) St Saviour's Church Hall: 3 Jun (including the AGM), 10 Jun

17 Jun (St Saviour's Church)

18 Jun (St Saviour's Church)


Sun 22 October 2017, Autumn Concert, 7pm, St Saviour’s Church

Players rehearsals (2–5pm) St Saviour’s Church Hall: 7 Oct, 14 Oct

21 Oct (St Saviour's Church)

22 Oct (St Saviour’s Church)


2018 is our 38th season


ESO 31st Young Soloist Competition

Birley Centre

Round One

Saturday (*from 2pm) and Sunday (*from 12noon) 6 and 7 January 2018

*exact timings to be decided


Sunday 28 January 2–6pm 2018



Annual Choral Concert  

Sunday 18 March 2018, 7.30pm, St Saviour’s Church

Players rehearsals (2-5pm) St Saviour's Church Hall: 24 Feb, 10 Mar; (church) 17 Mar

Players and singers rehearsal (2.30-5.30pm) St Saviour's Church: 18 Mar

Singers rehearsals and workshops to be decided


This list was last updated on 3 March 2017



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.