#BlackHistoryMonth Fundraiser for the Chineke! Foundation
On 6th & 13th October 2020, two 'socially distanced' groups of Sheffield Philharmonic players recorded a special arrangement of Florence Price's Adoration to mark #BlackHistoryMonth. Florence Price was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a symphony played by a pro orchestra.
The Sheffield Phil' has given this performance in aid of the Chineke! Foundation, which has done so much over the past five years to champion the cause of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse orchestral players, conductors, soloists and composers.
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The Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra is a registered charity in the UK and we pride ourselves on supporting other local charities through fundraising and advocacy at our concerts.
We have recently raised funds for Nordoff Robbins, Sheffield Music Hub's Musical Stars Fund and St Luke's Hospice in Sheffield.
Each Summer we are privileged to perform at the Rotary Clubs of South Yorkshire & North Derbyshire's Music in the Gardens event in Sheffield's stunning Botanical Gardens. Over the past 15 years this event has raised almost £500,000 for local, national and international charities and projects. Last year we were pleased to support the Sheffield Area Kidney Research & Children's Heart Surgery Charity as part of this event.