COVID-19 has plunged theatres and concerts halls into the dark. The WA Doctors Orchestra switches on the light.

It’s out of the scrubs and masks, and into the orchestra! September 20 is the date for the ninth WA Doctors Orchestra Charity concert.

In what has a been such a challenging year for the medical fraternity, many of us turn to other platforms for respite from the sad and relentless issues presented by COVID-19.

It has served as extra motivation for the doctors of the orchestra who are all excited that their planned concert can go ahead. It will be one of the first orchestral concerts to be performed in Perth and, indeed, in Australia.

This year the orchestra is bigger than ever. One suspects it’s because no one is away travelling for a change!

The orchestra performs every second year, for both wellbeing and pleasure, and for a nominated charity.

This year the funds raised will go to Breast Cancer Care WA. This is an important local charity provides specialist breast care nursing, counselling and financial and practical support and care to all West Australians affected by breast cancer and their families.

It is BCCWA’s 20th anniversary and the orchestra is especially happy to give it a financial boost as many of its celebrations and fundraising activities have been set aside owing to the COVID event restrictions. That makes the WA Doctor’s Orchestra concert even more important and the orchestra is delighted to support them.

Conductor Mark Coughlan will be at the helm for the fifth time and it is truly wonderful to have a masterful and engaging person out front. The program of Beethoven Symphony No. 7 and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 is sure to please. This year the soloist is UWA medical student, Alexander Chua. One wonders how he finds the time – he certainly has the talent.

The concert starts at 2pm, Sunday, September 20, at St Hilda’s College (Joy Shepherd Performing Arts Centre). Tickets are $35 for adults, and $30 for concession card holders and school students.

For tickets https://www.trybooking.com/BKWZG

Please come along and support. For more information contact Jenny Fay on 0407 599 188 or visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WAdoctorsorchestra/

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