Monday 11 June 2012
RCMJD students perform for HM The Queen
Several students from the RCM Junior Department performed for HM The Queen at her Diamond Jubilee lunch on 5 June with one of the world’s finest children’s orchestras, the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain (NCO).
Zerlina Vuilliamy, Sarah Suh, Eleanor Tsoukkas, Penelope Young, Cameron McDonnell, Athena Hawksley-Walker, Isabel Hall, Takeo Broadhurst, Alexander Chalk, Lucy Dundas and Mila Ferramosca performed for HM The Queen and 700 guests at Westminster Hall in London.
Trumpeter Zerlina, who was thrilled to be playing at the event with the orchestra, said: “We’re all so excited to be playing for the Queen, and to be part of this historic event. It is such an honour. The music is wonderful too – including favourites like Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March, Jupiter from Holst The Planets and Walton ‘Crown Imperial’, written for Her Majesty’s coronation, all with great trumpet parts!”
The NCO’s main orchestra, which numbers over 100 talented young musicians aged 12 to 14 years and drawn from every corner of the UK, performed a programme of light classical music under the baton of Roger Clarkson, NCO’s principal director of music.