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Covid causes concert postponement 

An outbreak of Covid-19 among orchestra members has caused Saturday's concert in aid of the Cavernoma Alliance UK to be postponed.

The concert, which featured music by Mendelssohn, Gounod and Mozart, was due to take place at the Church of the Resurrection at Drayton, but an outbreak of Covid saw key members of the orchestra struck down.

Di Lloyd, Chair of the Orchestra, said: "We are all disappointed as this was our first full concert in over two years. It was unfortunate that crucial members of the…

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PPO's charity concert programme confirmed 

Mozart's Magic Flute Overture has been added to the charity concert programme on Saturday March 26 (7.30pm) at the Church of the Resurrection in Drayton.

The concert, in aid of the Cavernoma Alliance UK, already had Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony and Gounod's Ballet Music from the opera Faust on the agenda. Tickets for the concert are £8 on the door (accompanied children are free) or can be bought online here (booking fee applies). 

 

First charity concert since 2019 features music by Mendelssohn and Gounod 

The Portsmouth Philharmonic is back with its programme of charity concerts and is promoting its first public concert in more than two years, featuring Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony. 

In aid of the Cavernoma Alliance UK (CAUK), the orchestra will be performing at its ‘home’ venue of the Church of the Resurrection in Penrhyn Road, Drayton on Saturday March 26 at 7.30pm. 

As well as the Mendelssohn, the orchestra will also be performing Gounod’s Ballet Music from Faust, as well as a third piece to be…

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From Schubert to Sousa: PPO announces 'friends and family' December concert 

The Portsmouth Philharmonic will play its first concert for two years when it puts on a programme featuring composers as varied as Schubert and Sousa on Sunday December 5 at the Church of the Resurrection, Drayton (3pm).

PPO last performed in December 2019 and only started rehearsals again in September following an 18-month gap for the pandemic.

To get back into the swing, Conductor Hugh Carpenter has put together an interesting programme which will also feature music by Vaughan Williams, Nicolai and…

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Portsmouth Philharmonic back in business! 

The Portsmouth Philharmonic is delighted to announce it will be resuming rehearsals from September 2021.

After the cancellation of its last scheduled concert in March 2020, due to the pandemic, the orchestra has been in hibernation.

With restrictions now eased, the orchestra is picking up where it left off and, under the guidance of conductor Hugh Carpenter, the orchestra will rehearse again on Sunday September 5.

A concert in spring 2022 has been pencilled in, with further details to follow, but for…

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NEXT CONCERT

Portsmouth Philharmonic Charity Concert

Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Road, Portsmouth

Charity Concert by Portsmouth Philharmonic in aid of the Cavernoma Alliance UK (CAUK)

Programme:

Mozart - Magic Flute Overture

Mendelssohn - Symphony No 4 'Italian'

Gounod - Faust: Ballet Music

Tickets - £8 cash on the door or online*

Accompanied Children Free

*online booking fee applies

Adults £8* accompanied children free *plus online booking fee

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