OrchestraL and Brass playing opportunities

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

Friday 3 April – Thursday 9 April 2020

Ellesmere, Shropshire

Applications are now open

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.

No further applications are being taken for the following sections, which are already full: flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, tuba

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Friday 25 – Sunday 27 October 2019

Ellesmere, Shropshire

News Flash: Vacancy for a trombone.

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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