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Welcome Events

Friday 15th September

Orchestra day with the BSO, 10am-4pm, Cornwall House

Monday 18th September

EUSO taster rehearsal, 2pm-3pm, Kay House

EUSWO taster rehearsal, 3:30pm-4:30pm, Kay House

Pub Social, 6pm-9pm, Brewdog

Tuesday 19th September

Film orchestra taster, 4:30pm-5:30pm, Kay House

Friday 22nd September

Information stall, 10am-4pm, Great Hall

EUSO outreach group performance, 11am-11:45am, Forum Piazza

Outreach taster rehearsal, 5pm-7pm, Cornwall House

Saturday 23rd September

Scavenger Hunt Social, 6:30pm-9pm, meeting at the Imperial

Tuesday 26th September

EUSO taster rehearsal 2, 7pm-8pm, Kay House

EUSWO taster rehearsal 2, 8pm-9pm, Kay House

Saturday 30th September

EUSWO and EUSO woodwind and brass auditions, 9:30am-6pm, Cornwall House

Sunday 1st October

EUSO front desk strings auditions, 9am-1pm, Cornwall House

EUSO Summer Concert 2023

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EUSO Spring Concert 2023









Friday 16th September:

EUSO Returners' Rehearsal (14:00-15:00)

EUSWO Returners' Rehearsal (15:30-16:30)

Tuesday 20th September:

EUSWO Taster Rehearsal (16:30-17:30)

EUSO Taster Rehearsal (18:00-19:15)

EUSO and EUSWO Brewdog Pub Social (20:15 onwards)

Friday 23rd September:

Streatham Freshers Fair  (10:00-18:00)

Saturday 24th September:

EUSO and EUSWO Exmouth Beach Social (12:00 onwards)


Wind, Brass, Front-Desk Strings: Saturday 1st October

Joint EUCO-EUSO Front-Desk String Auditions: Sunday 2nd October


Winter Showcase
Music Week



Sunday 22nd March, 3pm

St David's Church, Exeter


Calling all classical music-lovers! EUSO and EUSWO are hosting a Mother's Day spectacular, featuring Tchaikovsky's iconic Fifth Symphony, the Reinecke Flute Concerto, performed by our wonderful Principal Flautist and General Secretary, Emily Grant, and a selection of pieces performed by the Wind Orchestra, including Hess’ 'Global Variations' and Carroll’s 'Blackwater'.

So why not treat your Mothers, Grandmothers and influential female role models to a lovely Sunday afternoon of classical music, as well as tea and Easter biscuits in the interval!

Tickets available online and on the door:


Adults £10
Students £5
Under 12s FREE

Tickets available at:



Saturday 30th November, 7:30pm

St Margaret's Church, Topsham

Don’t miss EUSO’s Winter Showcase, featuring Gabriel Yeap's performance of Rachmaninov's iconic Second Piano Concerto and the return of our very own Symphonic Wind Orchestra performing some delights of the wind band repertoire, to include Holst’s Suite in F and pieces by James Hosay and Phillip Sparke.

Join EUSO and EUSWO for a thoroughly enjoyable winter’s evening in Topsham, listening to some incredible works, as well as enjoying some tea and cake during the interval!

Tickets available online and on the door:

Adults £10

Students £5

Under 12s FREE

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Friday 15th November

Mary Harris Memorial Chapel

On Friday 15th November we are holding auditions in the Mary Harris Memorial Chapel for all those who are interested in playing a concerto with EUSO in Term 2/3.

If you would be interested in auditioning, please fill out the application form below, which asks about the piece you would like to play, any previous experience and why you would like to perform with the orchestra.

Please register your interest as soon as possible if you know that you would like to audition. If you have any further questions regarding the audition or performance in general, feel free to message Laura Page.

EUSO and EUSWO auditions


Friday 27th - Sunday 28th September


We audition all wind across both ensembles as well as the front desks of the string sections. Each audition will consist of a pre-prepared unaccompanied piece, some sight-reading, and a conversation with the society president (Laura) and musical director (Tim).


Wind players interested in joining both EUSO and EUSWO may audition for both at the same time slot and are not required to book two audition slots.


String players interested in joining EUSO and EUCO (Chamber Orchestra) may also audition for both orchestras at the same time and will not need to book multiple audition slots.


These will take place in Cornwall House on campus. Those interested should have booked an audition time slot at the Freshers' Fair on Saturday, however if you were unable to attend, please contact











Freshers' week will provide great opportunities for new students to find out about and get involved with EUSO and EUSWO! Below are ways in which you can do so:

Saturday 21st September - Stall at Freshers Fair

In The Forum

Be sure to come and have a chat with our committee about EUSO and EUSWO! 

You can also book your audition time slot for EUSO/EUSWO here.

Tuesday 17th September - Pub trip with Chamber Orchestra, Modern Orchestra, and Concert Band

8:30pm in The Imperial Wetherspoons

Tuesday 17th September - Rehearsal taster sessions

These will take place in Kay House, Duryard

Symphony Orchestra - 4-5pm

EUSO welcomes strings, orchestral woodwind, brass, timpani, and percussion

Symphonic Wind Orchestra - 5-6pm

EUSWO welcomes woodwind, brass, percussion, and string bass

Monday 16th September - Meet and Greet

12-3pm in DH1, The Forum


Commences Sunday 8th September


For Freshers, music week is a great opportunity to meet new people with a joint passion before the madness of Freshers' week! As well as making friends whilst doing something you love, you'll also have the time to familiarise yourself with the campus, explore the city, and sample local nightlife! Returning students are also welcome too, getting the chance to reconnect with each other and meet new like-minded musicians. This is not a week to be missed!

This year, we will be playing Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite.

Listen here:





New student - £280

Ticket includes:

  • Accommodation at Holland Hall - inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Access to music week activities

  • Social events e.g. bowling, nightclub entry, cinema entry etc


Returning student - £50

Ticket includes:

  • Access to music week activities

  • Social events e.g. bowling, nightclub entry, cinema entry etc

Tickets can be purchased at

More information can be found on the Students' Guild website

View the Music Week facebook event at

Click here to see a video from music week last year


Sunday 9th June, 3pm

St David's Church, Exeter

EUSO's Summer Concert will feature Malcom Arnold's Scottish Dances, Brahms' Hungarian Dance No.1, and Krommer's Clarinet concerto performed by Soloist Will Lambert! Our Symphonic Wind Orchestra will also be performing a range of pieces including Dances from West Side Story, and Woolfenden's Illyrian Dances. With such a variety of fantastic music and a light beverage during the interval to get you in the mood, this is not a concert to be missed!


Adults £10

Students £5

Under 12s FREE


Sunday 17th March

St David's Church, Exeter

EUSO's Spring Concert will feature Sibelius' iconic Second Symphony, Weber's Bassoon Concerto performed by the magnificent Alex Smith, a vocal performance by the spectacular Katherine Rees and the debut of our new ensemble, the Exeter University Symphonic Wind Orchestra. With this exciting programme of music and a cream tea in the interval, it’s an event not to be missed!



Tickets £10
Students £5
Under 12s FREE


Sunday 9th December

St David's Church, Exeter

Join the Exeter University Symphony Orchestra for a magical, musical journey this Christmas. Experience enchanted woods, rushing rivers and dazzling lakes with our exciting and varied programme. With a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie in hand, our concert is sure to put you in the festive spirit!

Vltava and From Bohemia's Woods and Fields from Smetana's Mà Vlast
Variations on a Shaker Melody by Copland
Swan Lake Suite by Tchaikovsky


Tickets £10
Concessions £5

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Concerts 2021-22:



Tuesday 15th September, 19:30

Join several of the biggest music societies in Exeter for a night of pure quiz-filled entertainment!

This collaborative event is a chance for you to be introduced to the music community at the University of Exeter. 

With representation from a number of different music societies, you will be able to meet fellow musicians with similar musical interests and hear about the different music activities that take place at the University.

The event page can be accessed here.


This must be completed by midnight on September 15th



Tuesday 15th September, 17:00

Join us for our virtual freshers' week Q&A session, where you can chat with the EUSO committee and find out about our society and how we will be operating this term.

The event will be live-streamed on Facebook on the event page which you can access here.

Please click 'going' on the event if you are joining so that you receive any updates and have easy access to the live-stream.

Please send us your questions on Facebook Messenger (@eusoconnected), Instagram (@eusoconnected), or via email (

This is a great opportunity to meet the committee, our conductor Tim, and find out more about how you can be a part of our society!



Friday 18th September, 15:00

Take part in our Name that Tune quiz with EUSO!

We will be playing snippets of classical pieces for you to guess with the chance of winning some great prizes. 

There will also be the opportunity to ask us questions if you were unable to attend our Q&A session on the 15th.

The event will be live-streamed on the Facebook event page, which you can access here.

Be sure to select 'going' if you plan on participating to stay up to date with the event.

This is a great opportunity to get involved with the orchestra in our first social of the academic year, as well as engaging with new and present members - the perfect way to kick off your year with EUSO!

Please message us any questions on Facebook Messenger (@eusoconnected), Instagram (@eusoconnected), or via email (


Saturday 18th June, 8am-8pm

Check out the Instagram highlight on our social media to view the online event.


With Covid-19 resulting in concerts being impossible, we wanted to do something that meant we could still come together as an orchestra and use our passion for music to help some worthy causes.

Following the recent events of the Corona Virus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, we decided that we wanted to show our support, with the money raised from our twelve hours of playing event donated to both Exeter Foodbank and the Sphinx Organisation.

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