September Start Date

Has it only been two weeks since our concert? Amazing how time goes so fast and slow in the summer. Our final concert for the semester was on July 11th and despite being the same night as the England match in the World Cup, we had a full house. It really sounded good and there is always such a sense of genuine collaboration and community – I cannot overstate the improvement that took place every single week, and even at the concert itself. It came together and all the nuance was there – dynamics, pauses, changing (metaphorical) gears between pieces. It was a pleasure to be a part of it.

Now we have a break and we resume on

Wednesday, September 12th


in the Music Block at the University of Chichester.

It will be an even bigger group! We’ve already had a few inquiries from new people to join and that gets a big Hooray! from me! possibly a tuba, viola, violin, and oboe/sax player. 🙂 Maybe you have musical friends who would like to join us too… they can always get in touch.

I’ll make contact with everyone at the beginning of September to distribute music in advance for those who would like it. In the meantime, have a lovely summer!

Laura Ritchie (ECCO Director)


Summer Concert!

Join us for our informal summer concert!

We are delighted to invite you and yours to come hear us play this coming Wednesday, July 11th, at 7:15 pm at the University of Chichester’s Chapel of the Ascension.

The slightly unusual start time is because the concert is during our normal rehearsal time (7-8:30) and we would like to be all tuned up and ready to go for you.

What will you hear?

  • Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock
  • Beethoven Symphony 7, Movement 1 (we have shortened it slightly, but are playing original/transcribed parts)
  • Finlandia by Sibelius This is a fantastic arrangement made available by the BBC. Thank you BBC!

Admission is free, and all are welcome! Please stay for sweet and savoury nibbles and a glass of something afterwards. We have done our best to order some fabulous summer sunshine.