Concert dress is all black

Please bring a stand to all rehearsals and concerts

Rehearsals at Camden School for Girls, Sandall Rd, NW5 2DB unless indicated otherwise

“Exploring Walton’s 1st Symphony”

6.30pm on 26th February 2023, St John’ s Waterloo

Cécile Chaminade’s Flute Concertino – soloist Penny Cairney-Leeming, conducted by Olivia Tait

(flute (also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, harp, strings)

Walton Symphony no 1

two flutes (one doubling piccolo), two oboes, two clarinets in B♭ (doubling clarinets in A), two bassoons, four horns in F, three trumpets in C, three trombones, tuba, timpani (two players), snare drum, cymbals, tam-tam and strings.

Strings –

Jan 15th         2-5pm (tutti)

Jan 22nd        10am-1pm (tutti), 2-5pm (string sectional)

Feb 5th           10am-1pm (no brass), 2-5pm (tutti)

Feb 12th         2-5pm (tutti) (in 6th Form Hall, includes soloist rehearsal)

Feb 19th         2-5pm (tutti)

Feb 26th         2.30–5.30pm, concert 6.30pm

29th January – Workshop with the Camden Sinfonia “A piece in a day”

Florence Price Mississippi River Suite


ERSO Strings –

10am-1pm and 2-5pm at Camden School for Girls

10.00 – 11.00     Full orchestra rehearsal (ERSO + Sinfonia)

11.00 – 11.30     Break

11.30 – 12.30     Full orchestra rehearsal (ERSO + Sinfonia)

12.30 – 1.15       Lunch

1.15 – 2.15         Sectionals  – split into Wind/Brass/Strings with Ollie, Chris and Olivia conducting

2.15 – 2.45         Break

2.45 – 3.45         Full orchestra rehearsal (ERSO + Sinfonia) incl Percussion

3.45 – 4.00          Break for all

4.00                    Play-through for family and friends

ERSO Soloist of the Year Final – 26 March, 10-1, 2-5

Instead of holding the Final at the first rehearsal for the June concert, we plan to hold it earlier to allow easier fixing for June once we know what concerto will be played.  Auditions for the competitions will take place at Camden School for Girls on March 5th

10 – 1  Rehearse the 4 Finalists Concerti

2 – 5    Final with each of the 4 Finalists having a 40 min session with ERSO

6.30pm on 18 June 2023 – Waterloo Festival concert at St John’s Waterloo

Soloist: winner of 2023 ERSO Soloist of the Year

Overture TBC

Sibelius Symphony no 6

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, harp, strings

Concerto – TBC (Winner of ERSO Finalist of the Year 2023)

Strings –


7th May                       10am – 1pm & 2-5pm

14th May                     2-5pm

21st May                    10am – 1pm (string sectional) & 2-5pm (tutti_

June 4th                       10am – 1pm &2-5pm

June 11th                      2-5pm including open event at St John’s Waterloo

18 June                        2.30–5.30pm, concert 6.30pm