A typical Melodians year
2012 was an exciting and historic year for the country and the Melodians. Starting with playing in the Mall in March for the Sports Relief Mile, the Melodians went on to play at 15 events including Windsor Castle, the Palace of Westminster, Cardiff and Stoke Mandeville for the Paralympics Torch Relay as well as all the usual engagements. Of course, we can’t forget that it was the Melodians 25th year and so there was an Anniversary Concert in October at their current base in Balham.
|25 Mar 12||Sports Relief Mile at the Mall|
|02 Apr 12||Wedding in Epping|
|11 – 13 May 12||Diamond Jubilee Pageant in Windsor Castle|
|30 May 12||Ely’s Department Store in Wimbledon|
|06 Jun 12||Queen’s Birthday Party at Grocers’ Hall in London|
|08 Jun 12||Queen’s Birthday Party at Girdlers’ Hall in London|
|02 Jul 12||Commonwealth Carnival at Westminster Hall|
|07 Jul 12||Private birthday party|
|26 Jul 12||Olympic Torch Relay in Brixton|
|25 Aug 12||Clare House Nursing Home in Uxbridge|
|27 -28 Aug 12||Paralympics Torch Relay at Cardiff and Stoke Mandeville|
|08 Sep 12 am||Drinks Reception in Lightwater|
|08 Sep 12 pm||Garden Party at Gracious Pond Farm|
|20 Oct 12||Melodians 25th Anniversary Concert at Henry Cavendish School|
|10 Nov 12||Cancer Charity Fundraiser at Kingswood Golf Course|
Here are a few photos from the year.
2012 was the year of Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Commonwealth Year of Culture, the Cultural Olympiad and the Olympic Games, hosted, of course, in London. The House of Lords decided to celebrate by bringing people together from all around the world to celebrate in music and song in the setting of the glorious Westminster Hall, in London’s historic
Houses of Parliament. This was to be “The Commonwealth Carnival of Music”.
The event took place on Monday 22nd July 2012.
The Melodians spent a fantastic 3 days from the 11th to 13th May playing at Windsor Castle for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration.
As part of their then sponsorship by BT the Melodians were invited to play at the Paralympics Torch Relay in Cardiff and Stoke Mandeville Hospital from 27th to 28th August. They also played at the Olympic Torch Relay in Brixton on the 26th July.