Bookers & Bolton receive thanks for sponsorship

Bookers & Bolton received thanks from Alton Concert Orchestra Chairman, Dr Chris Leggett, who said he is delighted to have had sponsorship from Bookers & Bolton to help them celebrate their 25th Anniversary year in style. The money helped to fund the buying of new music.

A Tribute to Martin Read

Dr Leggett told Bookers & Bolton that the orchestra was founded in 1992 by Martin Read, then the Head of Music at Alton College. Sadly he died in 2012, but it was most fitting that we paid tribute to him by performing our 25th Anniversary Spring Concert in April in the Martin Read Hall at Alton College. With the sponsorship money, we were able to perform Tchaikovsky’s magnificent 4th Symphony with the orchestral forces it needed, as well as playing two pieces by local Alton composer Philip Andrews. We splashed out on good publicity material and attracted an audience of over 100 people, including past members of the orchestra. We were honoured that the Alton Town Mayor, Cllr. Matthew Bayliss and his wife were able to accept our invitation to attend. We also hired a professional photographer to capture this milestone event in the life of the orchestra.

Bookers & Bolton to fund new projects

Paula Langley, Practice Manager at Bookers & Bolton, said that it was important for local businesses to give back to the community by supporting groups like the orchestra.  Bookers & Bolton have always raised money for charities, both local and national, and will continue to help fund specific projects over the coming year.