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Note: Cancellation of Activities

In light of the government advice, released on 16th March, advising citizens to avoid unnecessary social contact, we are cancelling all ESO rehearsals. This will certainly be until after Easter, but is most likely to continue for longer and there is a high probability that we have to cancel the May concert. The committee will be keeping in touch and meeting virtually in order to review and re-plan the rest of the season. As soon as we are able to provide further information, we will communicate that.

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 May 16th St Barnabas:
DEBUSSY: Iberia (Images)
4*.4*.3.4*: T.4: Celeste: 2 harps: Stgs
SCRIABIN, arr. David Matthews: Vers la flamme
Paul CARR: Saxophone Concerto (Rob Burton)
COPLAND: Symphony No. 3
4*.3*.3*.3*: T.5: Piano: Celeste: 2 harps: Stgs

Thursday March 19th

Thursday March 26th

Thursday, April 2nd
Last before Easter

Thursday April 23rd
First after Easter

Saturday April 25th (St Saviour’s Church, St Albans)
CONCERT for St Albans Chamber Choir (strings)
Alessandro SCARLATTI: Dixit Dominus, HANDEL: Dixit Dominus

Thursday April 30th

Thursday May 7th

Friday May 8th (St James’s Piccadilly)
Laura ROSSI: Voices of Remembrance

Thursday May 14th, St Barnabas Church

Saturday May 16th, St Barnabas Church
1415: Rehearsal

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 – –

2020-21 dates not confirmed, but unlikely to change

Thursday September 3rd
First 2020-21 rehearsal

Saturday October 3rd (venue TBA)

Saturday December 5th, St Barnabas Church

Saturday December 12th, Ealing Green Church

Thursday December 17th
Christmas party

Thursday January 7th 2021
First 2021 rehearsal

Saturday February 13th, St Barnabas

Saturday March 27th (venue TBA)

Long weekend inc April 10th
Hopefully trip to Worms

Saturday May 15th, St Barnabas

Saturday June 26th, St Barnabas
JOINT CONCERT with Ealing Choral Society, inc Beethoven Ninth

Sunday in July? St Mary’s Perivale

– – Summer break if nothing extra – –



Download the full season programme for 2019/20 as at 14/1/20 from here. Here are the latest AGM minutes, and the ESO’s Constitution.