Guildhall - A Music Performance

Thursday 14th July 2022

The Queen and the Commonwealth

The City of London hosted “The Queen and The Commonwealth” – a musical performance by The Commonwealth Children’s and Scholar’s Choirs and The Band of the Coldstream Guards at Guildhall.

The Senior Warden and I were fortunate to attend along with Masters and Wardens from other Livery Companies.

Her Majesty The Queen is head of the Commonwealth which now has 56 countries.

Alderman and Sheriff Nicolas Lyons provided welcome and closing remarks to a wonderful programme of music over 60 minutes by the choirs and band, along with an incredible piece by solo violinist Osian Dafydd.

Most of the pieces were composed by very talented and highly respected musician, the CO of the Bands of The Household Division Lt Col Simon Haw MBE and we were privileged to hear some remarks from him during the program.

The evening’s theme was based on the Commonwealth’s theme – Engage, Educate, Empower and celebrate the past, plan the future!

A reception followed and another great opportunity to meet a few more Masters and Wardens!