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


2018 Course and Concert

This year's concert will be held at the newly refurbished Purcell Room, part of the London South Bank Centre, on Sunday 4th November 2018. The course will be held during the half-term week, Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th November at Dame Alice Owen's School, Potters Bar…more

2018 Composing Competition

Entries to our 2018 competition are closed and we are now looking forward to the Finalists' Concert which will be held on Thursday 22nd March at Cecil Sharp House, Regent's Park, London…more

Latest News

Cadogan Hall 29th October 2017 - Click here to see all photos.

Photos by Alex McNaughton
What's On

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 is the third running of the English Schools' Orchestra's prestigious composing competition. Our latest competition is 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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