Solo Violinist Performs With Portsmouth Philharmonics Latest Concert Raising 400 - The Directory Group

Solo violinist performs with Portsmouth Philharmonic’s latest concert raising £400

Solo violinist Catherine Lawlor performs with Portsmouth Philharmonic’s latest concert raising £400 for the Stroke Association.

Catherine Lawlor performed The Lark Ascending with Portsmouth Philharmonic’s Orchestra at Portsmouth Grammar School on Saturday 16th March, as part of a charity concert which raised £400 for the Stroke Association.

The concert also featured Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Haydn’s Surprise Symphony, as well as Vaughan Williams’ perennially popular piece.

Portsmouth Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 2009, and over the past 10 years they have raised more than £15,000 for local charities.

The individual charities chosen for each concert are selected by the committee at the start of each year and the net proceeds from ticket sales are given to that particular charity.

Di Lloyd, Chair of the Portsmouth Philharmonic, said “We were raising money for a very good cause and we were delighted the people of the city turned out in such good numbers to support us”.

Its next public concert will be on Saturday November 30, 2019 at 7.30pm and will feature music by Beethoven. The venue and full programme will be revealed in the autumn.

Concert goer Pauline Morrison said afterwards: “I so much enjoyed the concert, particularly the orchestra and soloist playing The Lark Ascending - it was so harmonious. It was also well supported and a great tribute to you all for a worthy, local charity.”

Chosen charity, The Stroke Association is the leading charity working to support people affected by the condition. You can find out more at

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