London, July 2012. A Gala Concert supported by the British and Irish Delegation of the Constantinian Order to mark the distinguished contribution of Lee Ward, Director of Schola and Director of Music at The London Oratory School took place in London on 18 July 2012 attended by the Delegate for Great Britain and Ireland, HE Mr Anthony Bailey, and other knights and dames.
The Concert was held at Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, Chelsea, London SW1X 9DQ, in the presence of HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Patron of the Schola Foundation and senior dame of the Delegation. Other Patrons of the Schola who attended or sent messages of support were Cherie Blair QC and Simon Callow, CBE.
In his address, John McIntosh, OBE, Chairman of the Schola Foundation, said “Last year the Foundation was delighted to become an adopted charity of the London delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George, which is also sponsoring this evening’s concert. The Constantinian Order’s support, encouragement and sponsorship is very much appreciated”.
The Schola Foundation is a world-renowned boys’ choir which has performed in churches and concert halls across Europe and the USA, and with many of London’s leading orchestras. The Schola was joined for the concert by former members of the choir and former music scholars of the school and included the London premiere of Roxanna Panufnik’s Love Abide, works by James MacMillan and other celebrated British composers.
For more information on the Schola please visit their website at www.london-oratory.org/schola/