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An Update on Elton’s Fund-Raising For His Old School
Posted by editor_usa

Thursday 14
March 2013 @ 15:24

According to the blog of Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, the principal of the Royal Academy of Music, Elton will be providing the institution’s Dukes Hall with a brand new Swiss-made organ, financed from the proceeds of concerts in the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Opera House, as well as a personal donation from his foundation, raising in excess of £1million.

Jonathan also says:

”Eltons personal involvement, generosity and encouragement over the past few years have been inspirational and extraordinary.

”This will be one of the finest instruments of its kind in a conservatoire. Installation will begin in June 2013 and will be completed by mid-September. The inauguration will take place within the following months.”

A photo of the principal and Rocket Man at the 2011 Royal Opera House gala is below.