Press Release: Local Liverpool doctors to feature in concert for charity

9 May 2014

The Liverpool area will be well represented on Sunday, 25 May, when the NSW Doctors Orchestra under the baton of Dr David Banney presents a fundraising concert entitled Stage & Screen at the Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood. Supported by a few medical students, the 78 members of this orchestra practise in medical fields, play for pleasure and gather occasionally under the banner of Musicus Medicus to give concerts for charity.

Several members of the orchestra reside or work in the area, including local resident Madeleine Gibbs. An intern at Liverpool Hospital, Madeleine finds an outlet in music and plays her violin for both enjoyment and relaxation.

The orchestra donates proceeds from these concerts to a different medical charity each year, and on this occasion the Day of Difference Foundation will benefit. Established in 2004 by Ron Delezio and his wife Catherine Martin following the tragic accidents of their daughter Sophie, this deserving charity works tirelessly to reduce the impact and incidence of children’s critical injury in Australia.

Convinced of the importance of music in everyday life, the orchestra supports the arts by contributing to the Young Virtuosi program run by Fine Music 102.5, and since 2009 it has taken pride in sponsoring the $10,500 instrumental scholarship that carries its name in the Sydney Eisteddfod program.

In Stage & Screen, the doctors will perform a program of memorable music from films and ballets. Pianist Evgeny Ukhanov will feature as soloist playing Addinsall’s Warsaw Concerto and Ayse Shanal, a former winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria, will lift her lovely voice in a selection of songs from Bernstein’s Westside Story.

All fine musicians, these doctors have a dedicated following, so to avoid disappointment book without delay.

What: NSW Doctors Orchestra Fundraising Concert When Sunday, 25 May at 2.30pm
Where: Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood
Tickets: Adult: $45; Concession $35; Child $25; Family $95 Bookings: or

or by calling Ticketek on 1300 795 012

For immediate release

Jennie Lees
Media Liaison & Public Information