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.

Our principal activities include our Orchestra Courses for students aged 13-18. These comprise a five-day residential course during which a programme of music is rehearsed for a concert in a national venue on the final day…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

What's On

2024 Course
The Flutes in the 2023 Concert

2024 Autumn Course and Concert

Mark your calendars for a spectacular musical event! On Sunday, November 3rd, 2024, the iconic Cadogan Hall will host the culmination of our thrilling 2024 concert. But that's not all – the journey begins during the half-term week, from Wednesday, October 30th to Sunday, November 3rd, at Mount Grace School in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.…more

Cadogan Hall, 2023 - Click here to see album.

Photos by Justin Griffiths-Williams

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


Composing Competitions

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

Tomorrow's Musicians Today

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