Presented to Her Majesty The Queen
On 29 March 2012, Philip and Bryan were presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during the Diamond Jubilee tour.
Her Majesty visited Harrow and one element of the day was a performance by a 150-strong choir representing 10 adult choirs and 3 schools. This choir had been organised and rehearsed by Bryan and Philip.
Bryan had been commissioned by the London Borough of Harrow to write a new piece, a choral fanfare, which received its first performance. The organisers also requested a performance of Shifting Sands, part of Bryan's choral song cycle, Voices That Should Be Heard. The words for this piece were written by Philip.
On the day, Bryan accompanied while Philip conducted. This was followed by a presentation to the Queen during which she asked Philip and Bryan questions about the choir and the pieces of music that she had heard.
All photos (c) 2012 Lucy Baker