George Marshall wrote:
>A couple of nights ago (the evening of Holocaust Day) I attended a concert
>given by the largest orchestra I have ever seen or heard. To raise funds
>for the Tsunami Appeal, Manchester"s two "rival" orchestras, the Halle
>and the BBC Philharmonic, joined forces with the Halle choir and the
>Halle Youth Choir in the Bridgewater Hall. Despite its having been
>arranged at very short notice, it seemed to me that every seat had been
>sold, and, since nobody got paid, not even the hall authorities, over
>$40,000 went to the appeal.
It is worth noting that (as far as I am aware) there was not one word
about this in the national press, yet the pop concert for tsunami relief
in Wales, arranged in almost identical circumstances, almost took over
the media one weekend!