March 30, 2019

Helping refugees

RSCMNZ Canterbury Branch Affiliate Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS) Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Don Whelan MNZM ARSCM presented on 10 March 2019 at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral a concert to raise funds for recent refugee arrivals and the Red Cross supporting them.

The CBS Orchestra playing Mozart 10 March 2019

The programme’s unique items included a “Song for Refugees” specially composed by one of the orchestra’s viola players, Ian Bolton, and played by fellow violist Anatoly Zelinsky. Mozart’s Symphony no. 25 in g minor showed the prowess of the orchestra led by Natalia Lomeiko. Bach’s “Refugee” Cantata 39 with Soprano Sarah-Jane Rennie, alto Louisa Pilkington and Ken Joblin, bass completed a most inspiring event.