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GALLERY - 'QUEEN ELIZABETH' Naming Ceremony
I was completely honoured to perform for Her Majesty The Queen at the naming ceremony of Cunard's 'QUEEN ELIZABETH' ocean liner in Southampton, 11 October 2010.
Performing 'Amazing Grace' alongside top Soprano Lesley Garrett, The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, with Britain's top Conductor, Anthony Inglis was an incredible experience. I had an amazing time staying on board and met so many lovely people. The 'Queen Elizabeth' is in a class of it's own!
Here are some pictures of my time on board and during the naming ceremony in Southampton - enjoy!
Cunard's wonderful QUEEN ELIZABETH Ocean Liner!
Anthony Inglis and I - about to board the 'Queen Elizabeth'!
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus!
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra during rehearsal!
On the mooring bridge of the Queen Elizabeth during rehearsals with wonderful Kate, from Robbie Williams Productions! This is where I was located when playing with the orchestra!
Looking at the stage where Her Majesty will name the 'Queen Elizabeth'!
Rehearsals almost complete!
Pictured here with Officers from the QUEEN ELIZABETH! during rehearsals!
Sitting in the Captain's seat on the Bridge!
Steering the QUEEN ELIZABETH!
Pictured here with Her Majesty The Queen's car.
If you look carefully, you can see Her Majesty the Queen boarding the 'Queen Elizabeth'!
Portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Isobel Peachey.
Pictured here in the Grand Lobby!
A photo of the amazing string quartet!
Pictured here with TV Presenter Carol Vorderman!
It was such a gorgeous day - I really felt like jumping in!
Relaxing on board!
A photo of me when I popped into the Spa!
Enjoying the sunshine on the open deck of the QUEEN ELIZABETH!
And here we are performing for Her Majesty The Queen at the naming ceremony!
If you look closely you can see the bottle of wine sitting above my head prior to the naming of THE QUEEN ELIZABETH by Her Majesty The Queen!
At the end of the naming ceremony of QUEEN ELIZABETH!
Top British Soprano, Lesley Garrett and I!