We understand that last night’s Bridgewater Hall concerts by three orchestras to raise funds for victims of the Arena terror attack raised something in the region of £100,000.
Half of the money came from sponsors. The other half, which went straight to relief charities, came in public donations.
The Halle, the BBC Philharmonic and the Manchester Camerata came together for the event. Sir Mark Elder and Stephen Bell conducted. Soloists were Alice Coote, Clare Teal and Guy Garvey.