Rebecca Miller, Conductor Rebecca Miller, Conductor Rebecca Miller, Conductor Rebecca Miller, Conductor Rebecca Miller, Conductor Rebecca Miller, Conductor Rebecca Miller, Conductor Rebecca Miller, Conductor Rebecca Miller, Conductor
Rebecca Miller, Conductor
June 17, 2015
Rebecca Miller conducts for Her Majesty the Queen of England at Magna Carta 800

As Musical Director of Magna Carta 800 at Runnymede, I was greatly honoured to conduct the combined orchestras of the London Philharmonic Orchestra/Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra and the combined choirs of the Choir of Royal Holloway/Temple Church Choir in a wide variety of repertoire (featuring a newly commissioned work by John Rutter), and in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Cambridge, the Princess Royal, Prime Minister David Cameron and 4000 dignitaries, ambassadors, and invited guests. I left the podium briefly to be presented to HMQ on stage, resulting in the photo you see below.
The 5-hour event also comprised a 'freestyle' stage, in which I was pleased to present several talented groups from Royal Holloway, University of London (including Undergraduated, Saxophony, Choir of Royal Holloway, the RHUL cello ensemble, and the RHUL Andean Band).
Repertoire from the main stage included Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Beethoven's Wellington's Victory, German's Morris Dance, Alwyn's Elizabethan Dance, Vaughan Williams's Folk Song Suite and Rhosymedre, Elgar's Chanson du Matin, Sullivan's Pineapple Poll, and a variety of American music in correspondence with the rededication of the ABA memorial on site - Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and Old American Songs, Herbert's Al Fresco, William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony, and Gould's American Salute.
It is a great source of pride to have performed with my incredibly talented and hard working students from Royal Holloway sitting side by side with members of the magnificent London Philharmonic Orchestra on an occasion marking the birth of liberty, freedom, justice, and democracy. I was greatly pleased that we were able to have music play such an important role in this event, bringing home, once again, the power of music to bring the world together, to lift us, and to feed our desire to achieve more and better our society.

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/queen-prince-william-runnymede-celebrations-9460848

More photos here: http://www.classicfm.com/discover/music/magna-carta/ 

 

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