CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME FROM THE STAGE – FOM BENEFIT GALA 2022
(Preceded by Louis Heyneman’s Welcome)
Thank you, Louis.
Every great orchestra is supported by an enthusiastic volunteer body of Friends. The CPO and FOM exemplify this perfectly and FOM has been supporting the CPO for 42 of its 108 years. We thank you and the CPO Board for entrusting FOM with running the CPO Rehearsals. It is a great honour for us.
I want to thank FOM’s passionate members, its highly capable management committee and its many loyal donors – the most consistent of whom I’d like to acknowledge and thank here:
- The Rolf-Stephan Nussbaum Foundation
- The Joan St Leger Lindbergh Charitable Trust
- The Lorenzo and Stella Chiappini Charitable and Cultural Trust
- Bowmans Law
- Mr Anton Pillay of Coronation Fund Manager
- Mr Bill van Rensburg
A sincere thank you to the extraordinary Ruth Allen, her sponsorship team and all the sponsors of tonight’s CPO Musicians. You have collectively raised over R63 000 for the CPO.
In closing, your presence here tonight is your investment in the future of classical music in our great city for which we thank you sincerely.
Friends of Orchestral Music