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Admission is by written application and teacher recommendation. You need to be aged 13-18, Grade 8 standard or above. Applications for 2019 are now open, to apply please complete the online application form

If you have any queries, comments or suggestions, please use the contact page

ESO Before the 2014 Concert at Cadogan Hall

Our principal activity is the annual Orchestra Course, which takes place over the October half-term. This comprises a one-week residential course during which a programme of music is rehearsed for a concert in a national venue on the final afternoon. Recent venues have included Symphony Hall in Birmingham, the South Bank Centre and Cadogan Hall in London.

Music for the Annual Concert is always chosen to present a challenge to our musicians - extensive tuition and sectional rehearsal being given during the course by our professional tutors to ensure that such challenge is met with resounding success!

Find out about some of our recent concerts and repetoire.

If you would like to know more about the Orchestra or Choir, please contact our Orchestra Manager, Diane Davies, using the contact information at the bottom of this page, or submit an online query.