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

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Getting Ready for the 2019 Concert

2020 Course and Concert

Applications are now open for this year's Orchestra Course in October 2020. The programme will feature acclaimed Saxophonist, Jess Gillam, playing Scaramouche by Milhaud, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Shostakovich's Symphony no. 5.…more

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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


2018 Composing Competition

This was the third running of the English Schools' Orchestra's prestigious composing competition. Our latest competition was for musicians aged between 14-25…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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