I could write reams about this concert but I think it is best summed up by this article which was sent to the Maldon and Burnham Standard....
Nautical Themed Concert Raises £783 for Charities
Maldon Orchestra treated a large audience to a splendid evening of music and laughter with a packed programme of nautical favourites which aptly portrayed “a Life on the Ocean Wave”.
The concert was held last Friday in Maldon Town Hall and Sue Woods Chairman of Maldon branch of the RNLI said,”The whole evening surpassed anything we had imagined and we had a really great evening! Over ninety people attended and with the bar and raffle being generously supported a magnificent sum of £783 was raised.”
It cannot be understated what a dedicated and passionate group of musicians make up the Maldon Orchestra which accepts any amateur musician over 18. The welcoming ethos of this orchestra is such that no audition is required, new members just join in and literally learn on the job in a friendly and relaxed environment. This obviously works; they play for their love of making music and their standard of performance was outstanding; what is more they do it all for free!
The RNLI and the Steam Tug Brent Trust will benefit jointly from the £783 raised by this concert and would like to thank the Maldon Orchestra and their soloist who kindly offered to put on this charity fundraising performance and everyone else who supported the event.
If you would like to find out more about The Maldon Orchestra please look at their website www.maldonorchestra.co.uk
John Rogers, Press officer for the RNLI