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Saturday 22 June 2019, 7pm

British Music Society 40th Anniversary Gala Concert

CARWITHEN Overture: Bishop Rock
HURD Dance Diversions
HARTY Ode to a Nightingale
ALWYN Nemesis (Odd Man Out)
BRIDGE An Irish Melody/Londonderry Air
BAX Symphony No. 1

Please note slightly earlier start time for this concert; and that the programme has some minor alterations since first publication.

St John’s Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HA (Map)
Nearest: Underground St James’s Park

Buy tickets now (link will take you to the St John’s Smith Square website)

Who we are

The ESO is an independent voluntary orchestra based in West London, established nearly a century ago and still going strong. We have been under the baton of John Gibbons, well-known in both the professional and amateur worlds, since 1994.

Our next concerts are listed above and on our Concerts page; ticket information on the Tickets page. We try to break away from the ‘usual’ repertoire with plenty of new and exciting things, particularly British composers and 20th (and 21st) century music.


We would love to hear from potential new members, particularly strings, who enjoy exciting programmes, lots of variety in their playing opportunities and a solid social scene – if this sounds like you, check out Join Us and see what you think!

You can join at any point during the year, we don’t have a specific intake period and we don’t audition for strings (we prefer an on-the-job evaluation).


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