Tomorrow's Musicians Today

The English Schools' Orchestra and Choir, founded in 1994, exists to provide the opportunity for talented young orchestral musicians and singers, still in full time education, to meet and perform with other similarly talented young people from all over the country…more

President's Message

The Lord Lingfield DL
It is a great privilege for me to be President of the English Schools' Orchestra, which continues to provide young people from schools all over the country with the opportunity to play superb music and to enchant their audiences…more


25th Anniversary Concert

This year, the English Schools' Orchestra celebrated 25 Years and marked their Silver Anniversary in style with guest soloist Isata Kanneh-Mason playing Clara Schumann's Piano Concerto and an incredible performance of Rachmaninoff's 2nd Symphony.…more

2018 Composing Competition

On Thursday 22nd March we held the Finalists' Concert for our third Composing Competition at Cecil Sharp House, London. We received more than 60 entries to this competition…more

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Cadogan Hall, London 2019 - Click here to see all photos.

Photos by Justin Griffiths-Williams
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Our Previous Concerts and Courses

We have documented each of our annual courses to tell you more about the goings on with the ESOC and what we get up to on our courses…more


2018 Composing Competition

This was the third running of the English Schools' Orchestra's prestigious composing competition. Our latest competition was for musicians aged between 14-25…more



Admission is by written application and teacher recommendation. You need to be aged 13-18, Grade 8 standard or above. Please fill out an application…more

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