First Charity Concert held at Lloyd’s Market

The Live@Lloyd’s Charity Concert took place earlier this month (17 May) in the Underwriting Room at Lloyd’s of London, the world famous insurance market. It was the first charity concert to be staged there in the 324-year history of the market.

Featuring musicians from the Royal College of Music, City of London Choir and the Trumpeters of the Life Guards, the programme had a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ theme and also included the World Premiere of a specially commissioned Fanfare by celebrated composer Howard Goodall.

Also performing was soprano Mary Nelson, and the concert was conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton. The Lord Mayor of London was also in attendance.

The Live@Lloyd’s Gala has already raised over £125,000 for children’s charities. Great Ormond Street Hospital, Chance to Shine, HemiHelp and Get Kids Going! will share the funds, raised through both corporate and individual generosity. A group of Lloyd’s Market practitioners organised the event, after securing permission for use of the building by Lloyd’s CEO, Richard Ward.

Live@Lloyd’s Chairman Richard Mander said, “Support for Live@Lloyd’s from the market has been overwhelming, with corporations and individuals showing extraordinary generosity both financially and also in terms of time and expertise.”

President of Get Kids Going! Lord Coe added, “I am incredibly grateful to you all for supporting the Live@Lloyd’s Gala Concert.”

Wasim Khan, Chief Executive of Chance to Shine said, “It’s great to see The City uniting to support children’s charities and their support will help thousands of children learn key life skills through cricket.”

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