Important Update

Given the statement issued by the government that everyone in the UK should avoid “non-essential” travel and contact with others to curb coronavirus it is now clear that, regrettably, we must cancel this session’s rehearsals and concert.

This is obviously very disappointing for all concerned, but given the circumstances it is the right thing to do and hopefully, we will be able to reschedule this session’s programme for some time next year.

We wish you all good health over the coming months and look forward to rehearsing again in the Autumn.

ESO Committee

About Us

The Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra is an amateur orchestra, founded in 1963 with the aim of giving amateur musicians the opportunity to play a symphonic repertoire to a high standard.

Conductor: Gerard Doherty

New members are always welcome (particularly strings), so if you are looking for a friendly orchestra to perform a wide variety of both challenging and interesting orchestral works, and are Grade 7 level or above, we would like to hear from you!

Our season runs from September to June, with three concerts a year in the historic Greyfriars Kirk.

Weekly rehearsals take place on Wednesdays at 8pm in the Reid Memorial Church Hall, West Savile Terrace.

Membership is by subscription: £35 per term, or £90 per year.

Please email us at if you would like to find out more.