The Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra
The Countess of Wessex‚Äôs String Orchestra at Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich
Photo credit: Lance Corporal Adrian Calef
The Countess of Wessex‚Äôs String Orchestra (CWSO) was formed in 2014.¬†Having¬†doubled in numbers since its establishment, over the last eight years the orchestra¬†continues to build¬†an excellent¬†reputation. CWSO¬†has performed at a wide variety of events, including musical support for State Ceremonial occasions, Investitures, Guards‚Äô Chapel services and National Acts of Commemoration
As¬†members¬†of The Orchestra of the Household Division,¬†CWSO¬†has performed in a number of BBC¬†broadcasts:¬†
- May 2020 - 75th anniversary of VE Day, at Buckingham Palace,¬†
- August 2020 - 75th anniversary of VJ Day, on Horse Guards Parade,¬†
- December 2021 - Royal Carols-Together at Christmas at Westminster Abbey,
And the annual Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.
Also, as members of The Orchestra of the Household Division, CSWO has performed on two world-premieres recordings: ‚ÄúSongs of Peace‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúGreen Canopy‚ÄĚ, which were both composed by Lieutenant Colonel Simon Haw MBE.
In June 2020, CWSO performed at an event to mark the Official Birthday of Her Majesty The Queen at the British Embassy in Belgrade and performed alongside the –ú–ł–Ĺ–ł—Ā—ā–į—Ä—Ā—ā–≤–ĺ –ĺ–ī–Ī—Ä–į–Ĺ–Ķ –ł –í–ĺ—ė—Ā–ļ–į –°—Ä–Ī–ł—ė–Ķ Stanislav Binińćki Military Orchestra.
When the Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) Band visited London to take part in a tour of Public Duties, CWSO collaborated with the ¬†RCA to present a symphonic concert.
Real Lives Interviews
Lance Corporal Evelina Wozniak,¬†Solo Violin: Songs of Peace - Movement III: Benedictus
For her interview as part of the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day release 15 August 20
Corporal Katie Davies,¬†Solo Violin: Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Beethoven
For her interview as part of the Orchestra of the Household Division release 29 August 2020
Lance Corporal Adi Calef, Principal Cello
For his interview as part of the Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra release 24 October 2020