What an honour it is to be here tonight and have the chance to listen to such a wonderful programme of music. It gives me great pride to see Queen Elizabeth Hall no less filled with such talent from across our wonderful borough.

You’ve all come a very long way and should be immensely proud of your efforts. And as I understand, some of you performing here tonight, have been with the In Harmony programme since its foundation in 2009.

What a fantastic accomplishment and credit not only to your own hard work and dedication but also to your tutors, staff, parents, carers, and everyone at In Harmony, that have supported you along the way.

So thank you for inviting me and a very special thank you to In Harmony, for all of the work they have done over the last decade.

I wish you all ten more years filled with music and joy.
Thank you!