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!

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, EOS 2021 has been cancelled

The Secretary will email all players accepted for EOS 2021 about their options, including full refund of fees paid or deferring their place until 2022

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 will open in late July 2021. If you have a deferred place from 2020 or 2021 for EOS 2022 you do not need to take any further action. 

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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