Rehearsals for 2019 have now started but we welcome new musicians all year round. We rehearse every Monday from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm at The Edinburgh Society of Musicians, 3 Belford Road, EH4 3BL. 

We always have vacancies for string and brass players. We are also currently looking for an extra bassoon player, a bass clarinet, timpani and percussion with their instrument, and two harp players.

We have a particularly interesting programme this term again:

Hector Berlioz

Overture to Les Francs-juges

Three pieces from La Damnation de Faust:

- Menuet des Follets

- Danse des Sylphes

- Marche Hongroise

César Franck

Symphony in D minor

Musicians who want to be involved are welcome to contact us.

Our next concert will take place at the Marchmont St Giles’ Parish Church on a Saturday night in March 2019 (date TBC).

We do not hold auditions: we prefer to give you the opportunity to join us for a few rehearsals and see for yourself if our orchestra is the right one for you.



Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings, in the beautiful surroundings of the Edinburgh Society of Musicians. The recital room where we practise features two Steinway B concert grand pianos.

If you are interested in joining us, please use our contact form for more information, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

Edinburgh Society of Musicians
3 Belford Road
Edinburgh, EH4 3BL

Monday evenings, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm


Photograph: One of the orchestra's first rehearsals in Novenmber 2009. We have since moved to the beautiful surroundings of the Edinburgh Society of Musicians.