Retired doctor supports St Ann’s with concert

Retired anaesthetist Dr Kevin O'Sullivan may have recently left the medical profession but his commitment to helping patients continues.

By News Team on September 26, 2019

Dr Kevin

He is part of the organising team bringing the European Doctors’ Orchestra to The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, to raise funds for St Ann’s Hospice.

The concert on Sunday, October 20 (7.30 pm) promises to be a spectacular night of classical music as specialists in medicine use instruments of a different kind to entertain a packed audience.

Tickets are priced £22.50, including booking fee, and are selling fast and are available from The Bridgewater Hall (


Kevin, from Wilmslow, is a bassoonist with the orchestra which performs twice yearly at different  European locations.

We raise money for charities related to health and well being, very often linked to cancer, children or hospices. The orchestra is made up of medical doctors from across Europe with a high level of musical training and skill. Four months ago I retired from my role at Stepping Hill Hospital where I specialised in chronic pain management and had occasionally been involved with St Ann's Hospice, both as a lecturer and a learner, during training days. Kevin O'Sullivan

Kevin is principal bassoonist with Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra, one of several orchestras of which he is a member.  He is learning Spanish, enjoys cycling, Tai Chi and Pilates and is also project managing an extension to his house so is busier than ever.

The St Ann’s concert, celebrating the human spirit, features Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Brahms’ Song of Destiny and Symphony No. 7 Leningrad by Shostakovich. The orchestra will be accompanied by the St George’s Singers.


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