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Randox and Camerata hit high note at diplomatic event

Published 21/05/2015

From left are Sir Peter Ricketts, British Ambassador to France, with Irish Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, Barry Douglas from Camerata Ireland and Mark Campbell of Randox, at the event in the Ambassador’s Residence
From left are Sir Peter Ricketts, British Ambassador to France, with Irish Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason, Barry Douglas from Camerata Ireland and Mark Campbell of Randox, at the event in the Ambassador’s Residence

Co Antrim medical diagnostics firm Randox has been showcasing its know-how in Paris - alongside the talented musicians from chamber orchestra Camerata Ireland.

Randox and Camerata Ireland took part in a musical event at the British Ambassador's Residence in the city, Hotel Charost.

Randox is the global sponsor of Camerata Ireland, an all-Ireland organisation, supported by joint patrons the Queen and President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins.

The event was hosted by both the British Ambassador to France, Sir Peter Ricketts and Irish Ambassador to France, Geraldine Byrne Nason.

Around 150 guests - including some of France's most eminent scientists and clinicians - attended the concert, which is part of a series of events marking the 15th anniversary season of Camerata Ireland.

The orchestra was founded in 1999 by Tchaikovsky Gold Medal winner Barry Douglas to bring together the finest musicians from the north and south of Ireland.

Mark Campbell, head of external affairs at Randox, said: "As global sponsor of Camerata Ireland, Randox is delighted to have enjoyed a wonderful event in such a magnificent setting, graciously hosted by both the British and Irish Ambassadors.

"Randox's partnership with Barry Douglas and Camerata Ireland goes back for over a decade and has allowed us to support the arts and build and strengthen relationships in key markets across the globe."

Sir Peter Ricketts, British Ambassador to France, said: "This was an evening which reflected all the warmth in the relationship between the UK and Ireland. I am delighted that it brought together such a wide range of people to enjoy the magic of Camerata's music."

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