We are delighted to announce that on 9 October 2022, the European Doctors Orchestra (EDO) will be performing a fabulous programme of music at the renowned London venue Cadogan Hall, raising funds for the RMBF and helping to support doctors, medical students and their families facing hardship.
Doctors have been placed under immense pressure by the pandemic. And those with a passion for music also lost the pressure-relieving social aspects of the pastime, as the performing arts world shut down for long stretches.
“There is lots of evidence of music helping people relax and find peace,” says violist and EDO President, Dr Diana Cassell. “It’s often associated with mental health, but it can also help if, say, you have a cardiac condition and need to reduce stress.”
For many, music has also provided strength and healing through the pandemic. A video of EDO violinist Dr Max Pitcher performing Ave Maria for a colleague, as she was discharged from the ward after a battle with Covid, was widely shared in the early months of the pandemic – a hugely emotional and uplifting moment.
The EDO, which is made up of doctors from across Europe, performs several times a year in venues around the continent to raise money for good causes. “We are all so passionate about the music,” says Diana. “There is a real energy in our concerts.”
We’re extremely grateful to the EDO for choosing to support the RMBF, and providing a lovely occasion for RMBF’s supporters and volunteers to meet up and catch up after such a long while. And by buying your ticket, you’ll be helping to change the lives of doctors in need. We look forward to seeing you there!
Where & when
Cadogan Hall, London 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ
Sunday 9 October 2022, 3pm
The European Doctors Orchestra
Hyeyoon Park, violin
Grant Lllewellyn, conductor
Walton, Orb and Sceptre
Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op.99
Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14
Dr Diana Cassell, violist and EDO President
We all know doctors who have encountered hard times. That is why the RMBF is so important in providing a safety net.