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 Czech Republic (Olomouc-2022), France (Nantes-2019/2020/2023), Germany (Bad Nauheim & Wiesbaden-2023; 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-2012/2014/2015/2018/2022; Manchester-2019).
The recording of our June 2022 concert in the Czech Republic at Moravská Filharmonie Olomouc can still be viewed online.
The European Doctors Orchestra has now been meeting and performing for nearly 20 years. We know there are a number who buy tickets to our concerts and some who travel with the orchestra
for our weekends. We would like to encourage more 'Friends' to share in our joy in music making across borders.
We invite you to join the 'Friends of EDO' a wider community of active supporters. For a small annual donation Friends will have regular updates from the orchestra and early information about concerts, hotels, and social events.
Not all players can play in every concert, not all can buy tickets every time, but everyone can become a Friend.
So, we invite you to join us as we go forward into the future. Attached is a form to complete to become a Friend of the EDO. Or contact Bob McFarland at Friends@europeandoctorsorchestra.com
I do hope you will become a Friend!
EDO was delighted to join with the German Doctors Choir (Deutsche Ärztechor) in two joint performances of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in April 2023. The two charity concerts took place in the Rhein-Main region of Germany and were held in commemoration of the lives lost during the covid pandemic.
The Bad Nauheim concert was hosted by the Lions Club Bad Nauheim. The sell-out performance raised €18.000 in support of the work of “Palliativ Pro” and two local projects by the “Lebenshilfe” Wetterau and Gießen: an early intervention programme for families with special needs and an inclusive café in the region.
The second concert in Wiesbaden was actively supported by the city of Wiesbaden and the DGIM (German Association of Internal Medicine) as the official social programme of the annual conference of physicians in the city. The organizing committee was able to hand over proceeds of €8000 to the “Akademie für Ältere”, a subdivision of the Wiesbaden Community college that offers special services and cultural activities for the elderly.
Together with the Deutsche Ärztechor and the Lions Club Bad Nauheim we are thrilled to have raised €26.000 in total for local charities during this highly enjoyable spring weekend of music making.
Thank you to all the people who bought tickets for our concerts, came to listen and supported these important charities!
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.