We Played for the Queen at the Epsom Derby!

We Played for the Queen at the Epsom Derby!

4 June 2016

640px-Epsom_Grandstand_1830s - By Hughes, London, 2006, Public Domain

Epsom_Grandstand in the 1830s (Wikipedia)

Will miracles never cease? Just days after their appearance on the semi-finals of “Britain’s Got Talent” (BGT), the Collaborative Orchestra and Singers were invited to perform for Her Majesty the Queen — and a worldwide television audience — at perhaps the most prestigious “flat” horse race in the world: the Epsom Derby.

In a performance appropriately underscored by flame cannons installed behind stage, the orchestra and singers reprised their BGT audition song, Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” — leading some to comment that we were “performing Queen for the Queen”!

It wasn’t quite the annual Royal Variety Performance at Royal Albert Hall, which is one perk of actually winning BGT. But it was close — and ideally will be the first of many such appearances as we go from strength to strength!