OrchestraL and Brass playing opportunities

Our 2 exciting programmes are aimed at keen adult amateur musicians and budding professionals. We tackle a very wide range of challenging repertoire in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. Come and play pieces you’ve always wanted to try!

Easter orchestra week 2021

Tuesday 6 April – Monday 12 April 2021

Ellesmere, Shropshire, UK

We are hoping EOS 2021 will go ahead as “normal”, but this will depend on government guidance on Covid-19. We expect applications for 2021 to open in the early autumn 2020 – watch this space!

If you have a deferred place from 2020 we will contact you as soon as we have further news about EOS 2021.

Free places for string/harp players aged 18-25 

Half price places for full-time students

An opportunity to tackle exciting repertoire that most amateurs don’t usually get a chance to play. The week is suitable for experienced orchestral players with excellent sight reading skills. Scholarship places, which waive all subscriptions, are available to young string and harp players and there are some subsided places for full-time students.


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Brass Weekend 2020 Cancelled

We regret that because of Coronavirus pandemic restrictions we have had to cancel the 2020 Brass Weekend which was scheduled for Friday 23 to Sunday 25 October 2020

2021 dates will appear here when they are agreed

Ellesmere, Shropshire

A fun weekend for brass players, playing in different-sized ensembles and making good music with like-minded people.


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The Easter Orchestral Society (EOS) has been running orchestral weeks in the UK since 1977.  We run two programmes each year: the Easter Orchestra Week and the Brass Weekend.

Our Musical Director is Mike Thorne. Tom Hammond is our Assistant Musical Director. The orchestra is led by Margaret Holter. The Brass Musical Director is Shaun Matthew.

EOS is a registered charity, no. 1153970.

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