European Doctors Orchestra - making music for a good cause
Who we are and what we do...
We are an orchestra made up of doctors from across Europe. We perform at least two public charity concerts a year, aiming to promote the public's understanding in the performance and appreciation of music, and also to benefit other charity projects (usually related to health and well-being).
The 2013 @ITVCentral video by @andybevanitv provides an excellent audio-visual introduction to the European Doctors Orchestra and our longstanding work.
The orchestra performs right across Europe...
Past concert locations have included France (Nantes-2019/2020), Germany (Berlin-2007/2013; Essen-2019), Hungary (Budapest-2006/2016), Italy (Verona-2008), the Netherlands (Rotterdam-2017), Norway (Oslo-2011), Poland (Poznan-2009), Romania (Bucharest-2005), Slovenia (Ljubljana-2015), Switzerland (Bern-2014), and the United Kingdom (Belfast-2017; Birmingham-2013; Coventry-2018; Edinburgh-2010; Gateshead Newcastle-2011/2016; London-2012/2014/2015/2018; Manchester-2019).
As a result of continuing uncertainty linked to the COVID -19 pandemic the Trustees regret to announce that our planned summer concert in Dublin will be postponed to some time in the future. Additionally there is a possibility that the autumn event in Glasgow may change format to become a workshop style event with play-through at end. Planning of the event (potentially 6-8Nov) is still under consideration as details of travel possibilities and COVID precautions develop and hopefully become more certain.
During the pandemic we have worked to engage players via online masterclass events given by recent conductors, while at the same time raising money for charity. In October 2020 and January 2021, Tim Redmond talked about music and travel and how changing where a composer lives influences their work, through history up to the present day. In November 2020, Rupert Bond talked about Beethoven and his 3rd Symphony. In March 2021, Peter Stark talked about the art and skills of conducting and then the orchestra discussed through Q&A various aspects of how the orchestra and conductor work together. To date, these fascinating and inspirational events have raised £2860 for the Help Musicians Coronavirus Hardship Fund. Further online events are being planned. As dates are confirmed we will update the website and send invites via section organisers as usual.
Registered charity number: 1154799
The European Doctors Orchestra aims to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in the performance and appreciation of music, by the presentation of public concerts and recitals, and to further the work of other charitable organisations involved.