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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 13th St Barnabas:
James MACMILLAN: Stomp T.2: Stgs
BORODIN: In the Steppes of Central Asia
2.2*.2.2: T.0: Stgs
SCRIABIN: Piano Concerto (Varvara Tarasova)
3*.2.2.2: T.0: Stgs
Michael HURD: Dance Diversions (also played 22/6) T.2: Stgs
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2
3*.2.2.2: T.2: Stgs

For family concert, music from above plus:
Doreen CARWITHEN: Bishop Rock (also played 22/6) T.3: Harp: Stgs
: Symphony No. 94 (“Surprise”) (andante) T.0: Stgs

Thursday June 27th
A. Scriabin
B. Macmillan, Tchaikovsky I, IV

Thursday July 4th
A. Scriabin
B. Macmillan, Tchaikovsky

Sunday July 7th, 1930: CHAMBER CONCERT (St Mary’s Perivale, UB6 8SS)

Thursday July 11th (St Barnabas)
1830: Set up
A. Scriabin, Macmillan, Hurd
B. Tchaikovsky, Borodin

Saturday July 13th, St Barnabas Church
1330: Set up
1400: Rehearsal (note start time)
16.30 FAMILY CONCERT (Carwithen, Tchaik II & IV, Haydn, Hurd (part), Scriabin III)

– – – – – Summer break – – – – –

Saturday August 24th, Brill

For October 5th St Barnabas:
ARNOLD: Peterloo Overture
3*.2.2.2: T.4(Tam-tam.BD.2 SD.Cy.TD.Tub.bells.Glock): Harp: Stgs
RESPIGHI: Adagio con variazioni (Rachael Bucknall) 
3*.3*.2.2: 0.0: Harp: Stgs
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet Overture
3*.3*.2.2: T.2(BD.Cy): Harp: Stgs
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5
3*.2.3+.3*: T.4: 2 harps (1 part): Pno dbl celeste: Stgs

Thursday September 5th
First 2019/20 rehearsal

Thursday September 12th

Thursday September 19th

Thursday September 26th

Thursday October 3rd, St Barnabas Church

Saturday October 5th, St Barnabas Church

Saturday October 19th

Saturday November 30th, St Barnabas
CONCERT inc MAHLER/Cooke: Symphony No. 10

Thursday December 5th
Rehearsal inc AGM

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

Saturday December 14th

Thursday December 19th
Probable Christmas party

– – Christmas break – –

Thursday January 2nd
First 2020 rehearsal

Saturday February 15th, St Barnabas
CONCERT RACHMANINOV: The Isle of the Dead, Francesca da Rimini

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

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

– – Summer break if nothing extra – –


Download the full season programme for 2018/19 as at 17/4/19 from here. Here are the latest AGM minutes, and the ESO’s Constitution.