MEDIA RELEASE: NSW Doctors Orchestra and Sydney Eisteddfod help push the ‘PRaMM’ for young mothers and their babies.

30 March 2015


Eighty doctors from across NSW will combine their musical talents under the baton of Dr David Banney in this year’s Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Doctors Orchestra Fundraising Concert. Entitled ‘Czech Mate’, the program will feature music by Dvorak, Smetana, and Janacek with the highlight being Dvorak’s magnificent Cello Concerto played by Sydney Eisteddfod Alumna, David Pereira. Further delights of the program include an original composition by renowned conductor, composer and educator, Dr Banney, entitled ‘Czech Suite’ which will be premiered on the night.


Apart from the joy of coming together to make music this year’s chosen medical charity to benefit from the concert is PRaMM – Perinatal Research and Maternal Medicine. ( Based at Royal North Shore Hospital this highly regarded research group comprised of scientists, epidemiologists, data analysts, doctors and midwives seeks to find solutions to problems in pregnancy as well as improve the health of mothers and babies.


In its 12th year, NSW Doctors Orchestra’s much valued partnership with Sydney Eisteddfod is celebrated through this fundraising concert. Proceeds will fund the $10,500 Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Doctors Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship, which aims to discover and encourage an outstanding instrumentalist in the fields of strings, woodwind or brass instruments.


‘Czech Mate’ will be performed on Sunday, May 24 at 2:30pm at The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood. To book your seat at this rewarding and thoroughly enjoyable musical event go to:

WEB: or

VISIT: The Concourse Box Office 9am-6pm M-F, Cnr Victoria Ave & Anderson St, Chatswood

CALL: Ticketek on 1300 795 012



For further information contact:

Dr Susan Allman

NSW Doctors Orchestra



Jennifer Reilly

Communications, Media & Public Relations

Sydney Eisteddfod

P 02 9261 8366