The Orchestra will perform a concert of classical favourites to raise money for the Hasler Naval Recovery Centre in partnership with Gabriel's Friends, in memory of a late Old Blue named Gabriel. Music to include Elgar's Serenade for Strings, Op.20 in E Minor, The Lark Ascending by Vaughn Williams and Beethoven's Symphony No.1 amongst other pieces.
Join fellow Old Blues, family and friends for a wonderful evening of beautiful music all for a worthwhile cause.
Further information and booking details can be be found at www.obco.eventbrite.co.uk or contact Fabio on firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
Concerning Haslar with an 'a', the reason it stuck in my mind is that there was this gorgeous nursing sister.... but, I digress!
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By contrast I was abroad in August in a city ( The name rhymes with a famous CH van master known to many of us) where the churches etc and concert halls compete. Typically there would be a choice of five concerts on any evening, seven evenings a week, (one church had forty in one month!), each an hour or so long, a mix of well known classical music with more obscure or even semi-modern- I saw the New World Symphony in one programme) including musicians from the state orchestra and singers of equal quality.
Quality varied from good to excellent and for two people I spent perhaps £30 for two such concerts after having perused the programme and artists in advance. OK so some pews were a bit hard but after CH Chapel ...... I found out about it from placards outside the churches and ticket agents - the hotel would have got me tickets at cost but I simply went to the church desk
I have no doubt this was a major source of revenue for the churches - fine by me - but when will London, Birmingham, Edinbourg get off their asses?