The Endcliffe Orchestra has presented local dementia charity, Lost Chord, with a cheque for £1,000 to support its work in improving the quality of life and wellbeing of those suffering with dementia using interactive musical stimuli to increase their general awareness and self-esteem.

Martin Lightowler, conductor and musical director of the Endcliffe Orchestra said “It is very fitting for the Endcliffe Orchestra to support the work of this fantastic charity that uses music to enrich the lives of dementia sufferers.”

Helena Muller, Chief Executive of Lost Chord stated “We are absolutely delighted to receive this support from the Endcliffe Orchestra from the proceeds of their recent concert.”

Lost Chord, whose patrons include Sir Cliff Richard, Dame Vera Lynn and Lesley Garrett, has recently been developing a national programme, with events for dementia sufferers in London, Coventry and Cardiff.

The Endcliffe Orchestra performed a Winter Charity Concert in aid of Lost Chord on Saturday 22nd January 2011 at St. Luke’s Church, Lodge Moor.  The concert featured Schubert Unfinished Symphony, Dukas Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Defunte, Holst Mars from The Planets, Honegger Pacific 231 and Mussorgsky Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition.

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