Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Celebrations in St. Andrews Anglican Church and Centre

Moscow-expat-life-queens-birthdayA group of enthusiasts has been meeting in the parsonage of St. Andrew’s Church to coordinate celebratory events for the Queen’s 90th birthday. Starting with nothing, ideas materialised, and these quickly turned into events. This exciting process is still in progress, and some of the events are listed below. More might well follow. For the latest news, we ask all who are interested in attending, participating and perhaps sponsoring this event to check out a special website created for the occasion at: http://qbcmoscow.weebly.com

Planned events at the time of this magazine going to press include:

• During the celebratory weekend of June 10-12, 2016 we will hold a unique concert honouring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II performed by some of Moscow’s best musicians. We hope that Judith Weir, the current Master of the Queen’s Music, the first woman to hold this title, will be flying in from London to chair the festive evening. The repertoire of this special performance will be diverse and based on music created for royal occasions over the centuries, as well as music celebrated by countries all over the Commonwealth.

• On Saturday June the 11th we welcome everyone to come and enjoy a huge street party in the grounds of the church. Representatives from more than 35 Commonwealth countries are expected to take part in this jubilee. We will be entertained by Scottish pipe bands, and by musicians and dancers from all over Moscow. This will be a very British garden party with beautiful cakes, traditional sandwiches, food from Commonwealth countries, and of course Pimm’s.

• A Sunday service on June the 12th will be held with special reference to the Queen’s birthday. All are very welcome to attend.

• Throughout this celebratory weekend, an art exhibition of works created specially for the Queen’s birthday by school children at Moscow’s international schools will be held. In addition to that, jointly with the Old English Court Museum, we are developing a unique exhibition on the impact the British have made in the history of Moscow over the centuries.

Help in spreading the word, support of all kinds and of course sponsorship most needed.

For all further information, please see: http://qbcmoscow.weebly.com

Please share your comments and suggestions at qbcmoscow@gmail.com.

For information on sponsorship packages, please write to Father Clive Fairclough on: chaplain@standrewsmoscow.org

We look forward to welcoming you at Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Celebration on June 10-12 in St. Andrews Church and Centre!