Charity orchestra to raise the roof at St John's

PUBLISHED: 18:51 24 February 2009 | UPDATED: 15:58 07 September 2010

The fabulous acoustics of St John s, Smith Square, Westminster, will once again play host to Charities Philharmonia in aid of Dreams Come True.  This exciting concert will be held on 27 February, directed by award winning conductor Michael Alexander Young

The fabulous acoustics of St John's, Smith Square, Westminster, will once again play host to Charities Philharmonia in aid of Dreams Come True. This exciting concert will be held on 27 February, directed by award winning conductor Michael Alexander Young.

Charities Philharmonia, an orchestra of top young professionals and music graduates was created in 2006 and provides an opportunity for musicians to use their skills to raise funds and awareness for charity. Their aim is to enable audiences to enjoy innovative concerts while supporting exceptionally worthwhile causes such as Dreams Come True.

This is the second in a series of exciting concerts that Charities Philharmonia will be hosting on behalf of Dreams Come True Charity. The charity aims to fulfil the dreams of children who have terminal and serious illnesses such as leukaemia, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy. Over 25,000 children every year are diagnosed with a life threatening condition.

This concert will be made extra special by the appearance of Thomas Carroll an exceptional cellist. Thomas Carroll's honours include first prizes in the 2000 Johannes Brahms Cello Competition in Austria, 1999 Maisie Lewis Young Artists Award, 1999 Young Concert Artists European Auditions in Leipzig and 1992 BBC Young Musicians' Competition for Strings.

"The idea of a "charity orchestra" put me in mind of an anodyne evening of soppy and sloppy hits" wrote one critic. "This wasn' t the case. This orchestra proved to be a fire-breathing ensemble capable of almost anything...."

Tickets are selling fast, so to reserve yours for this fabulous concert that includes pieces by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Sibelius, call Dreams Come True on 0800 018 6013 or follow the links from our website www.dctc.org.uk or www.charitiesphilharmonia.org. Tickets may also be purchased from the venue, St John's, Smith Square, London, by telephone on 0207 222 1061 or online at www.sjss.org.uk .

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