Ealing Symphony on BBC Radio 3

As part of the BBC’s “Get Playing” initiative, our recording of George Lloyd’s Sixth Symphony has been chosen as one of ten works to be played on BBC Radio 3. The initiative aims to bring ‘amateur’ or non-professional performances to the public in conjunction with Making Music.

The third movement of the recording will be played on BBC Radio 3 on Tuesday 2 August, during the Breakfast programme, which runs from 6.30am – 9am. Tune in and have a listen!

Remember that our CDs are not available to the public, they are only available to our Members and our Friends. If you like the recording and would like to hear more, become a Friend!



2016/17 Programme

Our provisional programme for 2016/17 can be viewed on our Concerts page. Highlights include Sibelius’ 5th Symphony, Fanfare for the Common Man, a live performance with screening of The Battle of the Somme (as part of Somme100), Mahler’s 5th Symphony, Strauss’ Alpine Symphony and Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto.

While the information is accurate at time of publishing, we are still ironing out some details of the programme (particularly concerti), so if you are interested in coming to one of our concerts check back again nearer the time to confirm the details. You can sign up to our newsletter by writing to to be kept informed.

Who we are

The ESO is an independent voluntary orchestra based in West London usually giving around five main concerts a year. We try to do something in most concerts which is a bit out of the ordinary, without forgetting that players and audiences come to enjoy themselves, so there are plenty of popular classics as well as some fine music you may not know already. Our concert programmes pages should give you an idea of what we’re about. To find out more about the orchestra, see About us. Our conductor is John Gibbons, now well-known in both the professional and amateur worlds.


We are always happy to hear from good amateur string players. Find out more on our Join us page.