An Australian orchestra made up of medics from a wide range of professions is performing in Christchurch to raise funds for the Charity Hospital.

The orchestra Corpus Medicorum is a charitable trust established to encourage doctors and medical students not to forgo their substantial talents during the long years of healthcare training. It also provides a highly satisfying creative outlet for practicing healthcare professionals to balance their demanding professional lives.

Corpus Medicorum is widely regarded as one of Australia’s premier amateur orchestras and was founded in 2002 by Royal Melbourne Hospital cardiothoracic surgeon and violist Phillip Antippa. The orchestra has toured overseas and performed in St Petersburg, Russia, Osaka in Japan and Europe with concerts in Greece, Italy and Slovenia.

To date the orchestra has donated more than $1 million for the lung cancer research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where many of the musicians are based.

Featuring works by Weber, Elgar and Brahms the concert is being held in the Christchurch Town Hall’s auditorium at 7.30pm on Wednesday 21 September 2022. Tickets cost $60 for adults and $25 for students and pensioners and can be bought at Ticketek.