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The Clarence Valley Orchestra raised $4000 for flood affected communities following their Symphony for Relief fundraising concert last month. Image: Emma Pritchard

Flood relief concert raises $4000

Emma Pritchard


A captivating performance by the Clarence Valley Orchestra last month raised $4000 for flood-affected communities throughout the local region.

On April 23, 125 people attended Symphony for Relief, a special fundraising concert held in The Barn at the Grafton Showground, with many complimenting the orchestra along with guest performers, baritone Troy Castle and renowned vocalist Lisa Butcher, on a wonderful afternoon of entertainment.

Clarence Valley Orchestra artistic director and conductor Greg Butcher recently confirmed the full amount which had been raised and how the funds will be evenly distributed.

Mr Butcher said $2000 will be donated to the Clarence Valley Rotary District 9640 Flood Relief Appeal, while the remaining $2000 will be donated to the Grafton Showground to assist with repair costs in the aftermath of the recent wet weather.

Speaking with the Clarence Valley Independent following the concert, Mr Butcher said he and the volunteer members of the Clarence Valley Orchestra were delighted to perform to help raise funds and “give something back” to their local community.