Prince Edward visits Croydon for London Mozart Players’ anniversary concert


The Earl of Wessex was joined by the Mayor of Croydon for the performance at Fairfield Halls.


By Rachel Barr

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex attended an anniversary concert in Croydon last night to mark the 25-year residency of the London Mozart Players (LMP)

Prince Edward, who is patron of the LMP, was joined by the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Yvette Hopley, at the special event held in Fairfield Halls.

During the evening, Prince Edward attended a reception where he met members of the LMP’s Board, funders and supporters, and later he met with the members of the Friends of the London Mozart Players. After the concert, he chatted to many of the members of the orchestra. 

“It was wonderful to have our patron with us for this very special occasion,” said Simon Funnell, managing director for London Mozart Players. 

“His Royal Highness is a great supporter of the orchestra, and helps us by allowing to host fundraising events at Buckingham Palace, so it was nice to be able to thank him in person for all he does”.

The concert featured the LMP’s music director Gérard Korsten conducting a programme of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Schubert and featured Anthony Marwood and Gerard Korsten who are both world-renowned musicians.

Formed in 1949, London Mozart Players is a versatile ensemble that ranges in size from a full orchestra to smaller groups, trios and quartets. This is one of the ensemble’s greatest strengths: being able to perform any type of chamber music in venues both big and small.

The LMP perform in Croydon and various other locations throughout the year. For their full schedule of shows and to get tickets, visit

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