The Melodians played at the Oval on Sunday 5th June for The Big Lunch. Prince Charles and Camilla came and chatted with them before they left.
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The Melodians Steel Orchestra UK will be taking part in the GOSICH virtual concert on their YouTube channel on January 20th 6pm – 7.30pm
Tune in to support a worthy cause.
The Melodians were invited to play at the High Commissioner’s Banquet in the Guildhall on the 13th September. Here are a few photos from the event.
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
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.
We have found a couple more photos talking to Prince Philip after the Melodians had played.
To all our supporters, I just wanted to let you all know that due to the latest lockdown we are no longer able to rehearse at Henry Cavendish School. That means that we cannot finish preparing for the Christmas Concert and, very reluctantly, have to cancel it. We are devastated as we have been working very hard towards this but the lockdown comes at just the wrong time for us.
Instead we plan on returning to rehearsals after Christmas and prepare for an Easter Concert. Hopefully, everything will be better by then and we can complete our rehearsals. Many apologies to those who were planning on coming to the Christmas Concert.
In case you would like to listen to one of our previous recordings I include a recording from our 30th Anniversary for you to play. This is Tropical Monsoon.
Just to let everyone know that the Making Music Awards were announced on the 8th September in an on-line event via Zoom. We had submitted entries for 2 of the Awards – Best Music Creator and Best Photo Capturing the Spirit of a Leisure-time Music Group.
We had been advised that Errol Lewis had a Special Mention for Señor Panman in the Best Music Creator category but was not in the final 3 so had not won the award. However, the photograph we submitted was taken at the Family Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey and was in the final 3 so we were feeling hopeful.
However, all 3 photos that were in the final were fantastic and unfortunately we did not win the award. They did mention how much they liked our photograph though.
We are also planning on having our Annual Award Concert on Saturday 12th December this year. This will take extra planning to ensure that everyone is safe and socially distanced. We will give more details closer to the time.