The Melodians 2022 year started off quietly but quickly became extremely busy with multiple events taking place in London. The Melodians were able to have their 2021 Christmas Concert in December 2021 which was a great relief after being unable to have a Christmas Concert in December 2020 due to various situations related to Covid.
Then 2022 continued and proved to be a very busy year where the Melodians were relieved to be able to go out and play at many public events. Covid restrictions were generally removed and many public events took place as people were all very keen to get back to all the regular events
Sadly, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth became unwell during the year and died in September. As a result of her illness Prince Charles and Camilla attended more public events and the Melodians met them at The Oval Cricket Ground where the Melodians had an engagement in June.
The full list of Melodians events in the 2021/2022 year is as follows:
|Saturday 4th June
|Kings Road Street Party
|Sunday 5th June
|THE BIG LUNCH at The Oval Cricket Ground
|Thursday 9th June
|Mariella Senatore, Afterglow, Battersea Power Station
|Sunday 26th June
|South Park Gardens
|Saturday 2nd July
|Henry Cavendish Summer Fair
|Sunday 21st August
|Hyde Park Bandstand
|Sunday 4th September
|Trinidad & Tobago Independence Day Service
|Tuesday 29th November
|Contemporary Arts Society / Jeremy Deller
|Saturday 17th December
|Christmas Concert at Henry Cavendish
Fortunately, the Melodians started the year financially sound due to the generous donations from all their charitable supporters received in 2021.
• Arts Council England
• The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
• Foyle Foundation
• Elimu Bursary Programme
These donations enabled the Melodians to maintain their instruments, continue with rehearsals at Henry Cavendish and learn new pieces of music. They were able to finish the year still in a financially stable situation.
They were also surprised to be approached by D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust during the year and offered a special donation to celebrate their 50th Year. They offered a £10,000 donation for a suitable project. The Melodians were happy to accept the offer and are developing an interesting project for a performance in September 2023.
A few photos from the 2022 year