The Melodians Steel Orchestra UK played at the Commonwealth Day Service in Westminster Abbey on 9th March 2020. They played a tune called Commonwealth Melody written for the Melodians by Robert Thompson of Arima, Trinidad and Tobago. There were many people at the ceremony from Trinidad and Tobago and they all enjoyed the tune from their home country. Her Majesty the Queen and many other members of the Royal family were there to be part of the service they all enjoyed the Melodians performance.
This Friday 21st February the Melodians will be taking part in Commonwealth Family Day at Westminster Abbey.
Then on Monday 9th March we will be playing at the Commonwealth Day Service. We are delighted to be playing inside the abbey on this occasion. The whole event is being played live by the BBC so hope you can catch our performance. We will be playing live as the Queen arrives – only one piece of music but we are honoured to be welcoming in Her Majesty.
The Melodians were invited to play at the Foreign Secretary’s Annual Garden Party on 12th June. They were delighted to accept (even though they were flying out to Belarus the next day) and arrived at Lancaster House for the evening event.
Everything went well and they also met a few celebrities at the event. Here are a few photos from the evening.
Art Night 2019 was a fantastic event. The Melodians performed 3 sets between 5.30pm and 9pm. It was noticeable that the crowd in Pancras Square would increase when our performance was due and each performance gradually got a bigger and more enthusiastic audience. We had to do an encore after the final performance as the audience was so keen!
Here is a video of the first performance of Rasputin.
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