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Access for rehearsals

We rehearse in Ealing Green Church, Ealing Green, W5 5QT. Access is via the main front door, once a keyholder has opened up. We have the church from 1920 to 2220, with playing from 1935 to 2205 latest. There’s no parking at the church itself (the few spaces there are for the adjacent flats), but Grange Road is available from 1930.

The final rehearsal before a concert is often held at the concert venue; see the schedule below.

Rehearsal Schedule:

For November 30th St Barnabas:
CARWITHEN: The Men of Sherwood Forest
Howard BLAKE: Piano Concerto
2*.2.2.2: T.1: Stgs

MAHLER/Deryck Cooke: Symphony No. 10
4*.4*.5=.4**: Harp: Stgs

Thursday October 24th
A. Mahler I, II
B. Sectionals

Thursday October 31st
Mahler IV, V,Blake

Thursday November 7th
1935: Carwithen
2000: Mahler

Thursday November 14th
A. Carwithen, Blake
B. Mahler II

Thursday November 21st
A. Blake
B. Mahler

Thursday November 28th, St Barnabas Church
1930: Blake
2015 or so: Mahler

Saturday November 30th, St Barnabas Church
1415: Mahler
1615: Blake, Carwithen

Thursday December 5th
Rehearsal inc AGM

Saturday December 7th
Optional THAME CONCERT inc HUMMEL: Mass in E flat

Thursday December 12th
Christmas concert rehearsal

Saturday December 14th, Ealing Green Church
1500: Rehearsal

Thursday December 19th
Christmas party

– – Christmas break – –

For February 15th St Barnabas:
RACHMANINOV: The Isle of the Dead
3*.3*.3*.3*: T.2(BD.Cy): Harp: Stgs
RACHMANINOV: Francesca da Rimini (opera)
3*.3*.3*.2: T.3(Cy.BD.T-T): Harp: Stgs. 5 vocal soloists, chorus

Thursday January 2nd
First 2020 rehearsal

Thursday January 9th

Thursday January 16th

Thursday January 23rd

Thursday January 30th

Thursday February 6th

Thursday February 13th

Saturday February 15th, St Barnabas Church
1415: rehearsal

Saturday March 7th
Brill chamber concert

Saturday March 14th, St Barnabas
CONCERT ELGAR Introduction & Allegro, PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto 3, SCHUMANN Rhenish

Sunday May 3rd, Zandvoort, Netherlands
Possible DUTCH LIBERATION DAY CONCERT (now unlikely)

Saturday May 16th, St Barnabas
CONCERT inc COPLAND: Symphony No. 3

Sunday July 5th
ESO chamber concert (St Mary’s Perivale)

Saturday July 11th, St Barnabas
CONCERT inc LLOYD & SIBELIUS 2nd Symphonies

– – Summer break if nothing extra – –


Download the full season programme for 2019/20 as at 7/11/19 from here. Here are the latest AGM minutes, and the ESO’s Constitution.