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Cheque for £150 presented to rheumatology department at QA 

Portsmouth Philharmonic has donated £150 to the rheumatology department at the QA hospital – the proceeds of a concert it staged in March. 

The event on March 4 at the Church of the Resurrection in Drayton – the orchestra’s home base – featured music by Brahms, Bach and Schubert among others. 

Anne White, who organised the concert, said: “The orchestra has done previous concerts on behalf of the department, but this time we decided to do the concert “in-house” as we feel it is such a good cause.” 

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Concert raises almost £500 for Meningitis Now! 

As part of the Portsmouth Festivities the Portsmouth Philharmonic combined forces with the Southsea Community choir to raise nearly £500 for Meningitis Now.  

The programme, featuring music by Beethoven and Vivaldi, took place in the David Russell Theatre at Portsmouth Grammar School and was introduced by Alison Hull from the charity. She described how she had lost her son when he died of Meningitis, including the process of bereavement that her family has undergone. 

Alison is now a campaigner for…

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VIVALDI & BEETHOVEN plus songs of FREEDOM feature in a charity concert as part of Portsmouth Festivities  

The Portsmouth Philharmonic and Southsea Community Choir have teamed up to put on a charity concert as part of the Portsmouth Festivities 

On Saturday June 16 at 7.30pm in the David Russell Theatre at Portsmouth Grammar School, 1 High Street, Portsmouth, the orchestra will lead off in the first half with Vivaldi's Concerto No. 8 for two violins and Beethoven's third 'Eroica' symphony. 

After the break the Southsea Community Choir will perform a selection of songs from around the globe on the theme of…

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