The Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1964 to give amateur musicians the opportunity to play a symphonic repertoire to a high standard. It has a history of over 40 years of performing and currently presents three or four concerts each season, in November, March and May - normally in the historic Greyfriars Kirk.

Programmes often include works outwith the standard repertoire and the Orchestra is committed to supporting local composers. Over the years, opportunities have been given to young soloists early in their international careers. A more extended history is also available to download.

Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings in the Reid Memorial Church. Membership, subject to requirements, is open to all amateur players of Grade 7 standard or higher. To enquire about vacancies please contact us.

The orchestra is pleased to acknowledge the support of Making Music.

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