2021 Waterloo Festival concert  – 6.30pm on 20 June 2021

Conductor: Chris Stark

Soloist: Grady Hassan, winner of 2021 ERSO Soloist of the Year

All rehearsals are at Camden School for Girls except for the Open Event on 13th June and the concert day which are at St Johns Waterloo.

Concert dress is all black. 

We will be following the same risk management processes as we did before Xmas: Risk management at ERSOThese processes are for the protection of all of our members and their families and should help to minimise risks – it is essential that all players read and follow these procedures.

What to bring:

  • Each player must bring their own stand and pencil – sharing will not be possible.
  • Your own music – links will be provided. We will send copies to anyone who has not got access to a printer).
  • Face covering/mask
  • Completed Covid-19 questionnaire either on paper or electronic version which must be completed on the day of each rehearsal/concert and emailed to ersoinfo@gmail.com or brought on the day. ERSO Questionnaire for Covid-secure rehearsal
  • Own refreshments
  • Wind and brass: a means of safely disposing of condensation or spit from the instrument (a sealable plastic bag or container with kitchen paper or similar).


Beethoven Symphony no 8:  2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings

Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto – 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, snare drum, cymbals, triangle, bass drum, strings

Strings required

Rehearsals (all Saturday pm at Camden School for Girls other than June 13th and concert day)

16 May            Zoom String sectional 2 – 3pm


Meeting ID: 833 2769 3785, Passcode: 170137


22 May            2-5pm              Beethoven (tutti)

29 May            2-5pm

2 – 4pm           Beethoven  (tutti)

                        4 – 5pm           Vaughan Williams (tutti including trombones)

5 June              2-5pm

                        2 – 4pm           Beethoven

                        4 – 5pm           Vaughan Williams (trombones not called)

12 June            2 – 3                 Beethoven (2nd oboe and 2nd bassoon not called)

3 – 5pm            Vaughan Williams with Soloist (tutti including trombones)

13 June            2-5pm.             Beethoven 8 Open Event at St John’s Waterloo

                        2 – 3pm           Open Event

                        3.30 – 5pm      Beethoven rehearsal (tutti)

20 June            2.30–5.30pm, concert 6.30pm

                        2.30 – 3.45      Vaughan Williams

                        4 – 5.30           Beethoven