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 12 April – Thursday 18 April 2019

Ellesmere, Shropshire

The orchestra in 2019 is going to be one of the biggest yet. There are still a few vacancies for violins and violas. All other sections are now full. Scholarship places have now all been allocated. 

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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Friday 25 – Sunday 27 October 2019

Oswestry, Shropshire

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

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“Last week was absolutely fantastic. The people were incredible, the repertoire was superb (especially the afternoons, tackling those big long symphonies), and the location was perfect. I’m going to recommend the week to every player I know, especially the younger ones, as it’s been unbelievably useful.”

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The Easter Orchestra 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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