East Sussex String Chamber Orchestra

East Sussex String Chamber Orchestra (ESSCO) is one of the county’s high level ensembles who play a demanding but interesting selection of music. Under the leadership of East Sussex Music staff and visiting tutors the orchestra focuses on a wide range of music from different countries and musical periods. Playing in ESSCO is not just about learning the music; you will also get to develop your bowing technique and tone blending which is not possible to do in a full orchestra.

ESSCO meets twice a year; a spring course spread over three Sundays, and a five day Summer School course.

Who should apply?

String players at a minimum Grade 6 standard. Entry is by audition unless students are already string members of SDYO or HAYSO.