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PPO hands over cheque to air ambulance charity 

More than £650 was raised at the last concert of the Portsmouth Philharmonic, to support the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. 

The orchestra handed over a cheque for £656 at a recent rehearsal which was the proceeds of the event at the Church of the Resurrection in December. 

Natalie Russell, supporter engagement officer at the air ambulance charity said: “Thank you to each and every member of Portsmouth Philharmonic Orchestra for your brilliant support. Your generosity, passion, and talent sent…

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PPO announces new partnership with Bishops Printers 


The Portsmouth Philharmonic is delighted to announce a partnership with Bishops Printers to supply its print requirements for 2023. 

Since its formation in 2009, the orchestra has raised more than £20,000 for local charities and it sees the association with the city’s premier print firm as an important stage in its development. 

Orchestra Chair Di Lloyd said: “Since the pandemic we have been looking to professionalise our image and this relationship with Bishops Printers underpins that, allowing us to…

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Celebrating Anne White - Founder of PPO 

At its concert in November 2022, the Portsmouth Philharmonic dedicated the performance to founder Anne White, who retired from playing in the summer.

When Anne was a Southsea GP she had the idea of setting up an amateur orchestra in the city which would raise money for charity. 

She had played in the European Doctors’ Orchestra, where medic musicians came from all over the UK and Europe to play, and proceeds of the concerts went to a chosen charity.  

She was sure that a city the size of Portsmouth could…

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MOZART Don Giovani Overture

HAYDN Concerto in Eb Major for Trumpet & Orchestra Featuring soloist Karen Travers

DVORAK Symphony No 8 in G Major

Conductor: Hugh Carpenter Leader: Colin Wilkins

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