Christmas Concert 2021

The Melodians Christmas Concert took place on Saturday 11th of December at Henry Cavendish School in Balham where they are based. Roger Broad, Mike Fuller and Ansel Wong CBE were all able to attend as honoured guests.

The event went very well and awards were presented at the end of the event. A few photos are included here.

I hope to be able to post a recording of one of the pieces played by the Melodians when they have been finalised.


A few photos taken while we were waiting for the Concert to start. As you will know it rained/drizzled a bit on the day but most of the guests still came and it all went very well. The Mayor gave her speech after the event and also posted her thank you on Twitter. The video of the concert will be posted once it is available. Thanks to Alexandra Hardy and her husband who also came.

And a few photos from the concert. The Melodians were protected from the weather in ‘The Shed’.

Changes to Concert time

We have had to change the concert to an outdoor event in the Henry Cavendish School Playground, under canvas. Therefore we have brought forward the start time.

The Recovery Rhythms Concert on Saturday 19th June will now be starting at 6.00pm and finishing at approximately 8.30pm.

Melodians Summer Concert 19th June 2021

The invitations have now been sent out for those invited to our Summer Concert on 19th June. We hope that there are no sudden changes to Covid Restrictions and this event can go ahead.

As part of the concert we will be performing a new piece of music called ‘Recovery Rhythm’ which was composed to highlight the effect that Covid 19 has had on our lives over the past year.

We will also have a surprise guest performer – the Calypsonian D’Alberto – to add a bit of extra interest for everyone.

Apologies but due to Social Distancing requirements the number of guests will be a bit smaller than usual.

The event is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Photo from last concert in 2019

Photo from Christmas Concert 2019

Rehearsals are progressing

It was rehearsal again this afternoon (see photo). We were working hard on our new ‘Recovery Rhythm’ composition which will be the highlight of our concert planned for late June this year.

We were surprised when a lady popped in from the street and said she had heard us playing and it sounded absolutely wonderful. We were delighted that she liked it so much and especially that she came in to tell us!

We don’t have her name but if you are reading this now then thank you very much.

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