BMO performance at Colston Hall

April 24 2015

BRISTOL Metropolitan Orchestra performed alongside 270 singers last month – and raised £13,500 for St Peter's Hospice.

BRISTOL Metropolitan Orchestra performed alongside 270 singers last month – and raised £13,500 for St Peter's Hospice.

The concert – performed to an audience of 1,500 people at Colston Hall – comprised of both orchestral and choral performances from the City of Bristol Choir, Westbury-on-Trym Parish Choir, Bristol Grammar School Choir, Senior and Junior Schools Chamber Choirs and St Peter’s Hospice Choir, conducted by David Ogden.

Money was raised from ticket and programme sales, and a retiring collection for the hospice.

The link between the BMO and St Peter's Hospice came about as the orchestra's flautist, Jane Lings, is a music therapist at St Peter’s Hospice.

The St Peter's Hospice Choir, which now has 40 members, gave their first public performance of Who Will Be There? – a song composed by Jane Lings and the choir, which movingly explains the Hospice’s work.

Mr Goodchild, conductor of BMO, said: “We are thrilled to have been able to help raise such a significant sum for St Peter’s Hospice, as this charity does such great work in the city.

“The concert was a wonderful collaboration between many people who all gave their time to help support the charity, whilst also having an enjoyable evening.”

Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra’s next concert is an all-French programme to be performed at St George’s Bristol on June 20. For more information, visit: www.bristolmetropolitanorchestra.com

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