Nikki Bentley vocalist
Captain David Cole OBE MVO Director of Music
Central Band of the Royal British Legion
An evening of music celebrating the extraordinary reign of Queen Elizabeth II, in aid of The Royal British Legion. Enjoy the sparkling soundtrack of the last 70 years, including music by The Beatles, John Williams, Queen, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and others.
You’ll hear some of the most celebrated tunes from stage and screen, the charts, and the Coronation as Captain David Cole, The Central Band of The Royal British Legion, and West End star Nikki Bentley mark the life and service of Queen Elizabeth II.
All proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
This is the rearranged ‘A Platinum Celebration’ concert, postponed from Saturday 17 September following the death of Her Late Majesty who was Patron of The Royal British Legion.
Under the baton of the inimitable Captain David Cole, former Director of Music on HMY Britannia, the Central Band has established itself as a respected and in-demand ensemble. The Band’s busy schedule has seen recent performances at the Royal Albert Hall, St George’s Chapel Windsor, the Championship Finals at Wimbledon, Westminster Abbey, London’s Guildhall and joint projects with the London Mozart Players and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Band was honoured to perform the National Anthem for HM The Queen’s Christmas Address on Christmas Day 2021.
The Band is made up of both civilian and ex-forces musicians, amateurs, and professionals.
Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)