Tomorrow's Musicians Today

The English Schools' Orchestra and Choir, founded in 1994, exists to provide the opportunity for talented young orchestral musicians and singers, still in full time education, to meet and perform with other similarly talented young people from all over the country…more

President's Message

The Lord Lingfield DL
It is a great privilege for me to be President of the English Schools' Orchestra, which continues to provide young people from schools all over the country with the opportunity to play superb music and to enchant their audiences.…more


29 Oct 2017

2017 Course and Concert

We are delighted to invite instrumental players to take part in this year's English Schools' Orchestra Course, on 25-29 October 2017.

The 4 day course at Dame Alice Owen's School will culminate in a concert at Cadogan Hall, London…more

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Cadogan Hall 30th October 2016 - Click here to see all photos.

Photos by Alex McNaughton
What's On

Our Previous Concerts and Courses

We have documented each of our annual courses to tell you more about the goings on with the ESOC and what we get up to on our courses …more


Composing Competition 2015/16

The English Schools’ Orchestra are proud to support our second annual national competition to find the brightest young musical talent.…more



Admission is by written application and teacher recommendation. You need to be aged 13-18, Grade 8 standard or above. Please fill out an application …more

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