Concert 1 – 6.30pm on 31 October 2021, St Andrew’s Holborn

Welcome Back concert

Conductors: Chris Stark and William Barnes-McCallum

Rameau – Suite from Les Boreades 

Schubert  – Symphony no 5 

#Bring Back the Brass 

1) Earle of Oxford March by Byrd

2) Elgar Serenade for Strings arr. Chris Stark

3) Kraken by Chris Hazell

An early evening concert welcoming everyone back to the start of what we hope will be a more normal season.  All of the music will be illuminated through expert commentary and musical examples from esteemed Principal Conductor Christopher Stark. Join us at the beautiful church of St Andrew Holborn for an evening of wonderful music.  Tickets:  £10 (£5 for children and students) in advance from from We Got Tickets.. Any tickets purchased at the concert will be £12.

20th November “come and play” workshop and 5pm informal playthrough with the Camden Training Orchestra

ERSO are delighted to be working once again with the young musicians from the Camden Training Orchestra, the most junior ensemble provided bi the Camden Music Service’s Saturday Centre.

We’ll spend the afternoon working together on some great classics and this will be followed by a 5pm informal playthrough for family and friends.

A fun and inspiring afternoon for the children and their families!

Admission free, voluntary collection at end of concert.

Grieg  – In the hall of the Mountain King

Haydn – movement from the Bear Symphony

Copland – Hoe Down from Rodeo

Concert 3 – 4pm on 6th March 2022

90th Birthday concert at the Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music

Conductors: Chris Stark, Peter Stark, Howard Williams

Soloist: Grady Hassan

Programme to include:

Papp – Eurythmia

Bonis – Danse Sacree

Boulanger – D’un matin de printemps

Arnold – Cornish Dances

Papp – Flashes of light in a hall of mirrors

Debussy –Prélude à l’après-midi d’un Faune


Concert 4 – 6.30pm on 19 June 2022 – Waterloo Festival concert at St John’s Waterloo

Conductor: Chris Stark

Soloist: winner of 2022 ERSO Soloist of the Year

Papp – Birthday Fanfare 

Strauss –  Alpine Symphony 

Concerto – TBC (Winner of ERSO Finalist of the Year 2022)