New Edinburgh Orchestra

Welcome to the New Edinburgh Orchestra web pages! We are a friendly amateur orchestra of around 50 players based in Edinburgh, Scotland and conducted by Tim Paxton. We are a member of Making Music: the National Federation of Music Societies.

We rehearse on Tuesday evenings and perform three concerts a year. Our repertoire includes new music, including several works commissioned by the NEO, along with a variety of more familiar classical pieces.

Listen on youtube to a recording of the orchestra performing Elgar's violin concerto with Feargus Hetherington on 16 March 2013 (recorded by Finlay Hetherington)

Follow @NEOrchestra on twitter

We welcome enquiries from potential new members - players usually join for a trial period, and for some principal positions an audition may be required. If you are interested in joining the orchestra, please contact:

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or Amy Isard (wind and brass players) image to stop spammers


Rehearsals restart on Tuesday 9 January 2018 for the concert on 17 March 2018


Next concert
Saturday 17 March 2018, 7.30pm
Inverleith St Serf's Church, 280 Ferry Road, Edinburgh (map)
Conductor: Tim Paxton
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Martinů Cello concerto no. 1
Solo cello: Robin Michael
Nielsen Symphony no. 4 in Eb “The Inextinguishable”

Tickets (£10 full price, £7 concessions, £1 children) are available:


Scottish Charity no. SC023729

We are a supporting member of


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Site last updated: 21 February 2018