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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 April 6th St Barnabas:
MARQUEZ: Danzon No. 2
2*.2.2.2: T+3: Piano: Stgs
KHACHATURIAN: Cello Concerto (Willard Carter)
2.2.3*.2: T.?: Harp: Stgs
STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka (1947 version)
3*.3*.3*.3*: T.3: Celeste: Piano: Harp: Stgs

Thursday January 31st
Marquez, Stravinsky

Thursday February 7th

Thursday February 14th
A. Marquez, Khachaturian
B. Stravinsky

Thursday February 21st
A. Khachaturian
B. Stravinsky

Thursday February 28th
A. Khachaturian with soloist
B. Marquez

Thursday March 7th
A. Marquez
B. Stravinsky

Thursday March 14th

Thursday March 21st
A. Khachaturian
B. Stravinsky

Thursday March 28th
A. Marquez, Stravinsky
B. Stravinsky

Thursday April 4th, St Barnabas
A. Marquez, Stravinsky
B. Khachaturian

Saturday April 6th, St Barnabas
1330: Set up
1415: Khachaturian
1525: Marquez
1600: Stravinsky

For April 27th St Albans Abbey:
HANDEL: Zadok the Priest T.0: Stgs
MOZART: Coronation Mass, K317 T.0: Organ: Stgs (no violas)
ALWYN: The Innumerable Dance
2*.2*.2.2: T.2: Celeste: Harp: Stgs
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Dona Nobis Pacem*: T.3(BD.TD.SD.Cy.Tam-tam.Tr.Drum.Glock.Bells): Harp: Stgs

Thursday April 11th (last before Easter)
Handel, VW, Alwyn, Mozart

– – Easter break – –

Thursday April 25th
Handel, VW, Alwyn, Mozart

Saturday April 27th, St Albans Abbey
1100: Rehearse
(space booked for orch between reh and concert)
1930: Golden Jubilee CONCERT
with St Albans Chamber Choir, Wormser Kantorei

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

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

July 13th, St Barnabas

– – – – – Summer break – – – – –

Saturday August 24th, Brill

Thursday September 5th
First 2019/20 rehearsal

Saturday October 5th, St Barnabas

Saturday November 30th, St Barnabas

Thursday December 5th
Rehearsal inc AGM

Saturday December 14th

Thursday December 19th
Probable Christmas party

– – Christmas break – –

Thursday January 2nd
First 2020 rehearsal

Saturday February 15th, St Barnabas
(alternative date March 7th if no EMFF)

Saturday May 16th, St Barnabas

Saturday July 11th, St Barnabas

– – Summer break if nothing extra – –


Download the full season programme for 2018/19 as at 13/2/19 from here. Here are the latest AGM minutes, and the ESO’s Constitution.