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“I believe we make a difference.
The work of the Orchestra of St John’s – the joy it brings to audiences and the difference it makes to the young and handicapped – is testimony to the talent, dedication and belief of one man, John Lubbock OBE, the orchestra’s founder and artistic director.
On the journey to our 50th anniversary in 2017, we have used our musical talents to work with and enrich the lives of underprivileged children, prison populations, and the handicapped – be they young or elderly. We also support and encourage young classical talent, giving them the opportunity to share our stage and grow in confidence and stature. Our work with autistic children and those suffering with dementia is special. Music unlocks their world and brings joy and engagement both to them and their parents and carers.
We achieve much, but this is only possible with the support we receive from our friends and donors as funding from Government is non-existent. Planning for the future is therefore difficult and would be impossible without personal sponsors. There are always areas where we have the determination and capacity to do more, what we invariably lack is the funding. Looking ahead, the costs of future projects will run well into six figures and it is therefore important that we seek to start additional funding now.
If you would like to hear more about our work or feel you could make a donation I would love to hear from you.”
Chairman, Orchestra of St John’s