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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 2022
Tackle exciting repertoire that most amateurs don’t usually get the chance to play

Brass Weekend 2022
A fun weekend for experienced orchestral brass players

Easter Orchestra Week 2022

Friday 8 April 2022 – Thursday 14 April 2022


Free places for string/harp players aged 18-25
Half price places for full-time students

Applications for EOS 2022 are now open.

Remaining vacancies for 2022: violin, viola, cello, trumpet and harp. 

No vacancies for your instrument? Join our waiting list and we’ll contact you if someone drops out: Join the 2022 waiting list

If you have a deferred place from 2020 or 2021 for EOS 2022 – and you have already told us you would like to play in 2022 – you do not need to take any further action. Otherwise, please contact us and let us know your intentions.

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.

Countdown to EOS 2022








You can apply for a normal place at the Easter Week by using the button below. You can also use this button to apply for a reduced cost student place. If you will be 18-25 when the week starts, play violin, viola, cello, double bass or harp, and wish to apply for a full scholarship which provides a place free of charge (including accommodation and full board) then please use this link instead: apply for a full scholarship

Brass Weekend 2022

Dates to be confirmed


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.

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Applications for Easter Orchestra 2022 at Ellesmere College are now open Remaining places for strings and trumpet. Why not join us in April 2022 for Holst, Martinu, Panufnik, Shostakovich, Debussy, Mahler, Hovhaness and more?

Almost unchanged repertoire has been confirmed for Easter Orchestra 2022. Places will be held over for members previously signed up for 2020/21, and a list of remaining vacancies published at in a few weeks when applications open.

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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.