Come and play

great music!

Our two 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

Tackle exciting repertoire that most amateurs don’t usually get the chance to play

Applications for 2024 are now open – see below

Brass Weekend
A fun weekend for experienced orchestral brass players, usually held in October.

Easter Orchestra Week 2024

Tuesday 2 April 2024 – Monday 8 April 2024

Applications for 2024 are now open on the Easter Orchestra Week page

All cello, brass and woodwind places have now been allocated for 2024. Please join the waiting list if you wish to be considered for any places which become available.

Free places for string/harp players aged 18-25
Half price places for full-time students
Reduced subs for players aged 30 or under

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. New for 2024, we are introducing significantly reduced subsciptions for players aged 30 or under when the course starts.

Please use the application links on the Easter Orchestra Week page if you are a string/harp player. If you are a brass/woodwind player please note that all wind/brass places have now been allocated. Please join the Waiting List here: Join the Waiting List

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Brass Weekend 2024

Likely to be in October 2024, dates will appear here when agreed

Aimed at experienced orchestral brass players with good sight reading ability, this fun weekend gives players the opportunity to play in different-sized ensembles, making good music with like-minded people.

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. Lewis Gaston is our Assistant Musical Director. The Brass Musical Director is Shaun Matthew. Click here for profiles

EOS is a registered charity, no. 1153970.