On Sunday I went to the Royal Albert Hall for “A Gala for St. George”. My carer and I thought that we should go appropriately dressed. I went in a St. George’s tea shirt. My carer had a white shirt and red tie. I also had a large flag and a smaller one to wave.
The performance was presented by Chris Hollins, and performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Choral Society, conducted by Anthony Inglis. We were sat up by the choir and organ which gave us a good view of the orchestra and the audience.
The first half started with a rousing chorus of God Save the Queen. This was followed by ‘patriotic’ classics such as We’ll Meet Again and The White Cliffs of Dover. During the interval we were given (another) flag to wave.
The concert finished with Jerusalem, There’ll Always Be an England, Rule Britannia!, and Pomp and Circumstance. To which red and white balloons descended.Click the image to see the photos that we took