New Edinburgh Orchestra

All NEO rehearsals and concerts have been cancelled until further notice in light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Welcome to the New Edinburgh Orchestra web pages! We are a friendly amateur orchestra of around 80 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:

Thérèse Dau (string players) image to stop spammers

or Catriona Crosby (wind and brass players) image to stop spammers


Rehearsals restart on Tuesday 14 January for the concert on 28 March.


Next concert
CANCELLED - Saturday 28 March 2020, 7.30pm
Inverleith St Serf's Church, 280 Ferry Road, Edinburgh (map)
Conductor: Tim Paxton
Dvořák The Golden Spinning Wheel
Broom Harbinger
Vaughan Williams A London Symphony

Tickets (£12 full price, £8 concessions, £1 children) are available:


We are a supporting member of


Registered Scottish Charity no. SC023729


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Site last updated: 10 February 2020