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Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra – Rehearsal and Concert Schedule 2017/18

Please check the website and our Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra Facebook page for updates to this schedule.

All rehearsals are at Camden School for Girls, Sandall Road, Camden, except for those on the day of the concert which will be at the concert venue. Venue addresses and details appear at the end of this schedule.

Concert dress is all black.

Please remember to bring a stand to all rehearsals.

Concert 1 – Sunday 8 October 2017 – St John’s Waterloo – 6.30pm
Conductor: Sam Burstin  – Soloist: Ana Sinkovec
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, snare drum, cymbals, strings and solo piano)

TchaikovskySymphony No. 6 (3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam (ad libitum) and strings.)

Rehearsals (all Sundays):

17 September      2–5pm

24 September      10am-1pm and 2–5pm

1 October            2–5pm

8 October            2.30–5.30pm


Concerts 2 & 3 – Children’s concerts – Conductor Chris Stark

Sunday 19 Nov – Camden Girls School, 4pm

Sunday 26 November 2017 – St Annes Church, Kew Green, 4.30pm

Ives The Unanswered question ( strings) 6 mins
 Mother Goose Suite (2*.*2.2.2*-, harp, percussion (celeste in final movement), strings 20 mins
Milhaud Le boeuf sur le toit op. 58 (2*.1.2.1- + perc [guiro, tambourine, bass drum, cymbals] + strings) 16 mins

Rehearsals (all Sundays):

5 November         2-5pm

12 November       2–5pm

19 November      12-3pm followed by concert at 4pm at CSG

26 November      1 – 4pm followed by concert at 4.30 pm at St Annes


Concert 4 – Sunday 11 February 2018 – St John’s Waterloo – 6:30pm

Conductor: Peter Stark

Soloist – Winner of ERSO Soloist of the Year

Walton – Portsmouth Point ( picc, 2 fl (II+picc), 2 ob, ca, 3 cl (III+bcl), 3 bn (III+cbn), 4 hn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn, tba, timp, 3-4 perc, str Percussion: clash cym, sus cym, tam, tri, cast, xylo, SD, BD, tamb)

Concerto to be played by winner of ERSO Soloist of the Year, 2018  – concerto TBA

Vaughan Williams2nd Symphony (A London Symphony) (3*.2+1.2+1.2+1  4.4. [2 trumpets + 2 cornets] 3.1  T+4  Hp  Str  (44 mins)

Rehearsals (all Sundays):

21 January           10am-1pm: Semi-final ERSO Soloist of the Year

2-5pm: rehearsal Walton & Vaughan Williams

28 January           10am-1pm and 2-5pm

4 February           2-5pm

11 February       2.30–5.30pm


Concert 5 – Sunday 18 March 2018 – Family Concert

Conductor: Tom Hammond

Programme TBA

Rehearsals (all Sundays):

4 March               10am-1pm and 2-5pm

11 March             2-5pm

18 March            Concert


Concert 6 – Sunday 20 May 2018 – St John’s Waterloo – 6:30pm

ERSO Young Conductors Concert – “Behind the Baton”

Programme TBA


Rehearsals (all Sundays):

22 April               2-5pm

29 April               2-5pm

13 May                10am-1pm and 2-5pm

20 May                2.30–5.30pm



St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, Waterloo, SE1 8TY

Nearest Tube: Waterloo

Parking very difficult even at weekends


The Parish Church of St Anne, Kew Green, Richmond, TW9 3AA

Nearest Tube: Kew Gardens (District Line and North London Link) ½ mile walk or take 391 bus

Nearest mainline station: Kew Bridge ½ mile walk or take 65 or 391 bus

By car: St Anne’s on the left as you approach Kew Bridge from the south. There is usually parking available on Kew Green, either to the W or E of Kew Road


St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, Elsworthy Road, NW3 3DJ

Nearest Tube: Chalk Farm, Swiss Cottage: Bus: 31 or C11


Camden School for Girls, Sandall Road (off Camden Road), NW5 2DB

Nearest Tube: Camden Town or Camden Road (mainline)