The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – 70 Years is the very first high-profile event to take place in this unprecedented year of celebrations marking the Queen’s seventy years of service.
Hosted by the BBC’s Sophie Raworth, it will feature music performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Mike Dixon.
Works by Great British composers including Edward Elgar, Benjamin Britten and William Walton will take centre stage, with a focus on music played at Her Majesty’s 1953 Coronation and other key moments of the Queen’s reign.
With 124 visits to the Hall during her lifetime, this event holds particular poignancy.
Special guests will recount their experiences of meeting the Monarch as the nation celebrates this special anniversary in our nation’s history.
The event is in support of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, which is proud to present this momentous evening in celebration of its Royal Patron.
Music Director – Mike Dixon
Writer – Colin Edmonds
Repertoire includes music from the 1953 coronation:
William Walton – Orb and Sceptre
Edward Elgar – Chanson de Matin
Edward Elgar – Nimrod from The Enigma Variations
Gustav Holst – The Planet Suite Op.32 No 4 Jupiter
Edward Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance Op.39 March No 2 in Am
Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Greensleeves
George Butterworth – The Banks of Green Willow
William Walton – Crown Imperial