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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 Saturday October 19th Southampton:
CARWITHEN: The Men of Sherwood Forest
ALWYN: Pastoral Fantasia

TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet

3*.3*.2.2: T.2(BD.Cy): Harp: Stgs
MASCAGNI Intermezzo (Cavallleria Rusticana)

3**.1.2.0: 2 harps (1 part?): Organ: Stgs
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2 T.0: Stgs
HOLST Jupiter (The Planets)

4=.4=.4*.4*: 2T.4: 2 harps: Celeste: Organ: Stgs

Thursday October 10th
A. Rachmaninov, plus some Mahler
B. Mahler, plus poss Carwithen

Thursday October 17th
Mainly Mahler

Saturday October 19th: SOUTHAMPTON CONCERT

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

Thursday October 31st

Thursday November 7th

Thursday November 14th

Thursday November 21st

Thursday November 28th, St Barnabas Church

Saturday November 30th, St Barnabas Church

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

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 2019/20 as at 29/9/19 from here. Here are the latest AGM minutes, and the ESO’s Constitution.