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BSO Produce Christmas E-Cards to Raise Money for Hardship Fund

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) have created a range of musical video Christmas e-cards, in order to raise donations for the MU’s Coronavirus Hardship Fund.

Published: 10 December 2020 | 1:51 PM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:32 PM
A photograph of some partly visible sheet music, with various Christmas decorations draped over it.
“BSO players have given up their time to create some special musical video Christmas e-cards. We hope you like them.” Photo credit: Shutterstock

The musical videos include “White Christmas,” “Santa Baby,” and “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen,” and can be downloaded from the BSO’s website, or shared via YouTube.

The orchestra are asking those who use their e-cards to donate to the MU’s Coronavirus Hardship Fund – which provides urgent financial relief through small grants for musicians with genuine financial hardship.

On their website, they explain the idea:

“The arts and entertainment industry has suffered hard over the past eight months and although BSO players have been able to continue to work, there are many musicians who have had no opportunity to do so since March and have not qualified for the various income support schemes available from the government.

“The BSO is pleased to support its players in this small way to help fellow musicians during these uncertain times. BSO players have given up their time to create some special musical video Christmas e-cards. We hope you like them.”

Find out more about the e-cards and download yours on the BSO’s website.

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