We are excited to announce that Laura Mvula will perform at the Commonwealth Day Observance on Monday 10th March.
A classically trained singer-songwriter, Laura's music fuses orchestral soul with velvety harmonies and is a unique collision of her Caribbean background and classical music. Currently being hailed as one of the most exciting musical talents to come out of the UK, we are thrilled that Laura will perform in front of guests at Westminster Abbey.
The Observance is the biggest multi-faith celebration in the United Kingdom and takes the form of an hour long service at Westminster Abbey. It features a mixture of testimonies, readings, hymns and musical performances and is attended by Her Majesty The Queen, senior politicians, High Commissioners, Commonwealth dignitaries and up to 200 other VIPs. It is also attended by over 1,000 schoolchildren, with 2,000 people present in total.
The event will focus on this year's Commonwealth theme, 'Team Commonwealth', and it will be an opportunity for guests and the wider Commonwealth community to explore the theme prior to this summer's Commonwealth Games, which will take place in Glasgow from 23rd July - 3rd August. Announced speakers include Lord Seb Coe and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
Speakers and performers at the Commonwealth Day Observance 2013 included founder of Avaaz, Ricken Patel, founder and Chairman of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, Queen of British soul Beverley Knight MBE, and pop favourites The Noisettes.
We will shortly be announcing other speakers and performers, in the meantime for more information on Commonwealth Week, click here.
To visit Laura Mvula's website, click here.