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2009 Prommers charity collection - the total

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Graeme Kay Graeme Kay | 23:52 UK Time, Monday, 19 October 2009

proms_1948_sargent.jpgI've just had a copy of a note from Deborah Salmon, secretary of the Promenaders Musical Charities addressed to Proms Controller Roger Wright:

"The final total from the retiring collections taken at this year's
Proms was a little over £80,500. The Trustees of the Promenaders'
Musical Charities met recently and decided that this amount should be
split as follows:

On behalf of the Promenaders' Musical Charities, I would like to thank
you the part you played in helping to ensure that this season's
collections were so successful; indeed, that they could take place at

Well done the Promenaders!

The unusual picture above shows Sir Malcolm Sargent conducting the BBC Symphny Orchestra at the 54th season of the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, July 1948. Note the masking of the organ and the fabric canopy! Photo copyright: BBC 


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