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).
EDO are very sad to have to cancel the planned event in Glasgow 2021; Glasgow is still in tier 3 rules and it is not possible to confirm any bookings or arrangements, additionally the prospect of international travel then is not looking optimistic and as EDO we are keen to hold events with good representation across Europe. EDO players will all be emailed in mid-June to ensure they know this is not going ahead and with other updates and news. We hope all players are well and that we can be together in 2022.
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 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.