An Unexpected Gift

The Fairhall Bequest

BOPS received an extremely welcome and unexpected Christmas present toward the end of 2021.  We were the beneficiaries of a substantial donation from the estate of Joy and Lynne Fairhall.  

Joy and her daughter Lynne had a love of classical music all their lives through the radio, records and live shows.  At any opportunity they would go to performances in NZ and overseas, travelling to Hawaii, London and Australia for musical events. Joy lived in Tauranga between 1984 and 2014, while Lynne lived in Auckland until 2020, so shows were shared between the two centres.  They both supported the BOP orchestra and the NZSO whenever possible.

Many thanks to the Fairhall family for this very generous gift which will be of great value to the orchestra.