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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 July 14th St Barnabas:
BRITTEN Sinfonia da Requiem sax: T.4: 2 harps: Piano: Stgs
KODÁLY: Háry János suite T.6: Celeste.Piano: Cimbalom: Stgs
DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
3.3*.2.2: 2 harps: 0.2P(crotales): Stgs
SCRIABIN Le Poème de l’Extase (Symphony No. 4)
4*.4*.4*.4*: T.4?(BD.Cy.Tr.2 bells.Tam-tam): Celeste: Organ/harmonium: 2 harps: Stgs

Thursday May 24th
1935: Kodály, Debussy, Britten, Scriabin
2130: Committee meeting

Thursday May 31st
1935: Debussy
2010: Kodály
2112: Britten

Thursday June 7th
1935: Britten
2058: Scriabin

Thursday June 14th
1935: Debussy
2050: Kodály
2112: Britten

Thursday June 21st
1935: Debussy
2000: Scriabin
2112: Britten

Thursday June 28th
1935: Debussy
2000: Kodály
2055: Britten Dies Irae
2130: Scriabin (second half)

Thursday July 5th
1935: Dvořák Cello Concerto
2025: Britten  Requiem Aeternam
2100: Britten  Lachrymosa, Dies Irae

For July 7th Thame:
ALWYN: March: The True Glory
PARRY: The Glories of our Blood and State
DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto (Laura van der Heijden)
2*.2.2.2: T.1: Stgs
HANDEL: Zadok the Priest 0.3(D).0.0: T.0: Stgs
CARWITHEN: Suffolk Suite
PARRY: I Was Glad
ALWYN: March, The Way Ahead
PARRY: Jerusalem T.0: Stgs
WALTON: Touch her Soft Lips and Part
COATES: The Dambusters March
ELGAR: Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1
3*.2.3*.3*: 4.4(2+2).3.1: T. 3?(Tr. Tamb/Jingles/Glock. SD, BD.Cy): Organ: 2 harps: Stgs
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Toward the Unknown Region
3.3*.3*.2: T.0: 2 harps: Organ: Stgs OR T.0: Piano: Stgs

Saturday July 7th, Thame Leisure Centre, OX9 2BB
1430: Rehearsal (choral items first)

Sunday July 8th, 1930: CHAMBER CONCERT (St Mary’s Perivale)

Thursday July 12th, St Barnabas Church
1845: Set up
1935: Debussy
1950: Kodaly
2020: Britten
2110: Scriabin

Saturday, July 14th, St Barnabas Church
1330: Set up
1415: Debussy
1430: Kodály
1530: Britten
1615: Scriabin

Thursday, July 19th, Rose & Crown
END-OF-SEASON MEAL (David Weedon i/c)

————- 2018-19 SEASON (as at 30.6.18) ————

Saturday August 25th + optional Sunday
ESO JAUNT Chorleywood Memorial Hall

Thursday September 6th
First rehearsal

Saturday October 6th, St Barnabas Church

(Saturday November 3rd
possible Musical Museum silent film concert)

Saturday November 24th, St Barnabas Church

Thursday December 6th
Rehearsal including AGM

Saturday December 15th, Ealing Green Church

Thursday December 20th
Likely date for CHRISTMAS PARTY

Thursday January 3rd
First rehearsal after Christmas

Saturday January 26th or February 9th, St Barnabas

Saturday April 6th, Ealing

Thursday April 25th
First rehearsal after Easter

Saturday April 27th, St Albans Abbey
CONCERT with St Albans Chamber Choir, Wormser Kantorei

Saturday June 22nd, St John’s, Smith Square
CONCERT for British Music Society 40th anniversary

July 13th, St Barnabas

Sunday July : CHAMBER CONCERT (St Mary’s Perivale)


Download the full season programme for 2017/18 as at 25/6/18 from here. Here are the latest AGM minutes, and the ESO’s Constitution.