A team of doctors from St George Hospital will swap their stethoscopes for musical instruments on May 20 for the annual NSW Doctor’s Orchestra concert.
Musicus Medicus was founded in 2004 by general practitioner Cathy Fraser to give NSW doctors and medical students an opportunity to enjoy music together.
Every year more than 80 medical musicians come together to raise money for medical charities and young musicians.
Concert proceeds will fund the NSW Doctor’s Orchestra Sydney Eisteddfod Instrumental Scholarship, and benefit Australian Children’s Music Foundation, to help continue to provide free music education and instruments to disadvantaged children and youth at risk throughout Australia.
Emergency registrar, Saras Chaunhan, will play the violin.
“The joy of bringing music together to create magic for others is wonderful,” she said.
“I love being part of helping to bring rhythm and harmony with the other amazing talents in our orchestra.”
Geriatrician, Louise Baird, will also play the violin.
“I started playing in the Australian Doctor’s Orchestra as an 18-year-old first year medical student,” she said.
“I have regularly played in the orchestra as much as a busy medical roster allows.”
Third on violin and first-time performer is Johanna Barrett, an anaesthetist, and a fourth doctor will play the clarinet.
The performance is at The Concourse, Chatswood.