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


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2018 Composing Competition

Following the highly succesful Competition and Finalists' Concerts in 2014 and 2016, the English Schools' Orchestra is once again proud to announce their nationwide search to find the brightest young creative musical talent of the 21st century.

We are inviting young composers to submit an original composition…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

We are excited to announce the third running of the English Schools' Orchestra's prestigious composing competition, our search to find creative musical talent.…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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