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Bermuda Philharmonic to host fundraising screening

The Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra is hosting a film screening this weekend in a fundraising effort to support both the orchestra and music scholarships.

The film Florence Foster Jenkins stars Meryl Streep as the titular American socialite who used her money and position to pursue her dream of being a singer — despite an utter lack of actual talent.

The comedy, based on a true story, features performances by Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg and Rebecca Fergusson, and was nominated for numerous awards.

A spokeswoman for the orchestra said they were excited to bring the film to the island, noting that any funds raised would go back into the community through scholarships and support for Bermuda's musicians.

“We thought this would be a good choice for our musical community as we have so many genuinely talented singers and other artists on-island who would appreciate what goes into making it to the big stage,” she said.

The screening will take place at Liberty Theatre at 7pm on Saturday May 6. Tickets cost $25, and are available at The Harbour Master, Washington Mall and ptix.bm.

Raising funds: Florence Foster Jenkins

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Published May 03, 2017 at 9:00 am (Updated May 03, 2017 at 8:16 am)

Bermuda Philharmonic to host fundraising screening

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