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Orpheus Sinfonia and JLL Choir raise the roof at St George’s Church

London, 13th November 2015- Last night The Orpheus Sinfonia and JLL’s choir played their second joint private concert at St George’s Church, Hanover Square exclusively for JLL staff and guests.

The Orpheus Sinfonia was founded in 2008 as an orchestra to provide opportunity and support for those exceptionally talented young musicians emerging from study out into the profession. It attracts the very best of music conservatoire graduates, forming an elite group of performers excelling in artistic distinction.

The JLL Choir was formed in spring 2014 and comprises singers from across JLL’s UK business. Choir members come from a range of musical backgrounds but share a love of singing and are directed by professional conductor and composer Hilary Campbell. The Orchestra, which was conducted by Thomas Carroll, took the audience on a journey through classical music across countries and centuries, featuring pieces from Elgar, Strauss, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. The JLL Choir sang pop classics including Don’t Stop Me Now and Proud Mary with the Orchestra in specially composed arrangements.

Andrew Hynard, UK Deputy Chairman at JLL, who hosted the concert, commented: “Supporting talent within our business and the wider community is very important to our firm which is why we value the work of Orpheus which offers opportunities to young musicians from across a range of backgrounds. This year our Choir were again able to be part of it and hopefully it has inspired other staff members to get involved.”

Orpheus Sinfonia conductor Thomas Carroll added: “Our continued support from JLL is a testament to their enduring care for young artistic talent. We are delighted that we were able to share the broad appeal of classical music with them at last night's concert - our third joint event. Our partnership with JLL has allowed us to foster the UK's finest young musicians. Since 2008, we have provided a springboard of the highest standard to prepare them for work with the very best of the profession, thus ensuring a thriving future for the UK's orchestras”