The Easter Orchestral Society (EOS)

Mike Thorne – Musical Director

Tom Hammond – Assistant Musical Director

Margaret Holter – Leader

Shaun Matthew – Musical Director, EOS Brass


The Easter Orchestral Society (formerly known as York Orchestral Course Society) dates back to 1977 when it was set up to continue an orchestral week which had been running for a quarter of a century at Attingham Park, Shropshire.

Since then Easter Orchestra Weeks have been held annually each Easter, sometimes at York St John University, but in more recent years, at Ellesmere College, Shropshire, close to the market town of Ellesmere.

EOS is a registered charity (no. 1153970). You can read the EOS Constitution here:  Easter Orchestral Society Constitution Adopted 15 April 2019

EOS will hold the personal information of members and applicants in accordance with our Privacy Policy as set out here: EOS Privacy statement

You can find the full EOS Data Protection and Retention Policy here:  EOS Data Protection and Retention Policy.

The Easter Orchestral Society is a member of Making Music.


EOS Committee

EOS is run by a Committee of volunteers, all of whom play with EOS. 

Committee members are elected at the AGM held during each Easter Orchestra Week.

The Committee welcomes suggestions on all matters related to the orchestra and the programmes it runs.


Contact the Committee


Quentin Maxwell-Jackson


Calum Kennedy


Jenny Davies

Assistant Secretary

Daniel Regan

John Best


Rob Slocombe


Greg Place

Assistant Librarian

Paul Dyson

Brass Weekend