On Sunday, the intrepid cyclists of Team ERSO took on the massive challenge of the 100 mile Pudential RideLondon – and they smashed it! We were so proud of our conductor Chris Stark, oboist Dan Elson, trumpeter Jonathan and supporter John.
Chris was worried it wouldn’t be a “Short ride” (he was conducting Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine the night before) but the team completed the course in a fantastic 6 hours and 37 minutes excluding rest breaks.
Any donations, big or small, will contribute to our work with Camden children and young professional musicians in our 90th Birthday concert in 2021 at the Duke’s Hall. We’ll be joined by youngsters from Camden who will sing and play with the adult musicians at this prestigious venue. And a young composer will premiere two pieces, one of which will be written for and performed by the 2020 winner of the ERSO Soloist of the Year – huge and career boosting opportunities for both of these young musicians!
When Team ERSO bravely battle the 100 miles and huge hills of the Prudential Ride London, their cycling efforts will take longer than ERSO playing Mahler 1 a whopping 8 times over. And it will be even harder work!
So, why are conductor Chris, oboist Dan, trumpeter Jonathan and supporter John cycling the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100?
It’s 100 miles long and includes some alarmingly big hills. They will also be wearing these delightfully fetching tops…..
Its to raise money for ERSO’s 90th Birthday concert in 2021.
ERSO has a long tradition of working with children and providing opportunities for young professional musicians at the start of their careers.
In our 90th Birthday concert we’ll be joined by Camden children singing and playing with ERSO. We’ll also premiere new music by the winner of our young composers’ competition and feature the winner of our 2020 ERSO Soloist of the Year competition.
It’s only three weeks to go before intrepid Team ERSO attempt the Prudential Ride London 100 to raise money for the ERSO’s big 90th Birthday in 2021!!
Its a really TOUGH ride and it just shows how much our conductor Christopher Stark, trumpet player Jonathan Newby, oboist Dan Elson and supporter John Leeming must love ERSO! They are all training super-hard though we’re not sure they will be quite as fast as this picture…..
Find out more and support us if you can: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/ERSOis90. Any donations, big or small, will help our work with children and providing opportunities for young professional musicians in the 90th Birthday concert.
We are SO grateful to everyone who has supported us so far – this means so much to our riders, the orchestras and the young musicians we work with.