Musicus Medicus to Save Sight
in Events, Fundraising, News
17 May 2016
The Save Sight Institute was honoured to be chosen by the NSW Doctors Orchestra as its chosen charity at Sunday’s magnificent musical journey ‘Around The World in 80 Minutes’.
The concert featured an orchestra of 87 doctors and medical students from New South Wales, as well as esteemed pianist Simon Tedeschi, who performed Gershwin’s ‘Rhapsody in Blue’.
This year also featured 114 beautiful vocals from Hummingsong Women’s Choir.
One of our long-term patients Michelle Urqhart was a featured solo, performing a double concerto with Dr Andrew Kennedy.
It was a truly impressive afternoon of music, as the orchestra performed under the direction of conductor, Dr. David Banney, winner of the 1995 ABC-Westfield Australian Young Conductor of the Year Award.
Some of our youngest SightFighters were on-hand to sell programme booklets for a gold coin donation and did a wonderful job representing Save Sight Institute.