The National Symphony Orchestra should get season tickets for their travels on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. They have just completed a Transatlantic crossing from New York, and are booked to return next September.
Last month they were on stage under the watchful eye of conductor Anthony Inglis, who claims to have appeared at the Royal Albert Hall more times than any other conductor, and who has played a part in the naming ceremonies for all three Cunard ships.
More than150 passengers volunteered to take part in two choirs, rehearsing under Anthony’s direction and then participating in two Last Night of the Cunard Proms concerts.
Two guest conductors stepped up to take the baton – the ship’s master, Captain Kevin Oprey, and a distinguished passenger Lord (Mervyn) King, relaxing after stepping down as Governor of the Bank of England.
The orchestra will return for another crossing from September 8-15, 2014. Anthony Inglis said: ”Each time we travel on Queen Mary 2 we raise the roof in the Royal Court Theatre. The Orchestra and I are still on a high from last month’s sailing and we are counting down the months to our fifth appearance on board Queen Mary 2, the greatest ship in the world, in her tenth anniversary year.”