Manchester orchestras raise £100k for Arena victims

Manchester orchestras raise £100k for Arena victims


norman lebrecht

June 02, 2017

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.



  • Stephen Maddock says:

    That’s very welcome news – well done to all.

  • Peter Freeman says:

    Hear hear!