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Laganside Sinfonia presents Beethoven’s Fifth

Concert in support of Action on Hearing Loss

Laganside Sinfonia will perform Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, probably the most famous symphony ever written, at a special concert on Sunday 9th September at 7:45pm at St Bernard’s Church, Antrim Road.

The concert will raise money for charity Action on Hearing Loss and will feature a line-up of soloists from within the orchestra’s ranks. Since its formation in 2012, Laganside Sinfonia has raised over £8500 for various charities including the Welcome Organisation and the Alzheimer’s Society.

Conductor Paul McCusker said: “We’re delighted to work with Action on Hearing Loss as musicians especially need to be aware of the dangers of hearing loss and how they can be mitigated and treated. Additionally, one of our members has a personal connection to the charity which makes it all the more special.”

Jackie White, Director of Action on Hearing Loss Northern Ireland, said: “We’re delighted that Laganside Sinfonia are supporting us and raising awareness of the importance of protecting your hearing when listening to and playing music. We’ll be giving out earplugs at the concert as part of our #dontlosethemusic campaign, supported by the Public Health Agency, so guests can enjoy the music safely.”

Violinist Sarah White will perform a movement of the Lalo Symphonie Espagnole, joined by recent graduates from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Stephen Rankin and Andrew Douglas. Both flautists, they will each perform a piece of their own.

Concert admission is free but there will be a retiring collection in aid of Action on Hearing Loss. No booking required. For more information, visit www.lagansidesinfonia.co.uk.

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