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Gala celebrates 130 years of success at London College of Music

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Music professionals, former students and staff members past and present enjoyed a sumptuous Gala Dinner to mark London College of Music’s (LCM) 130th anniversary, this week.

Seventy guests attended the celebration at the University’s campus site in Ealing, featuring a three-course meal in UWL's award-winning Pillars restaurant and live performances by current and former LCM students, jazz, opera, musical theatre and piano.

Distinguished guests included honorary graduate John Cameron, the composer and arranger whose work includes the musical adaptation of the novel and film, Alfie. There was also a performance by opera singer John Treleaven in tribute to William Lloyd Webber, former Director of LCM. Treleaven sang a rousing version of Nessun Dorma – the aria made famous by Luciano Pavarotti as the theme tune of the 1990 World Cup.

John Treleaven on stage

David Henson, Head of LCM, said: ‘From the beginnings of LCM to the present day we have continued to develop and widen our expertise to engage with the needs of society. So it was appropriate that we were entertained by students from our Junior College, recent graduates, postgraduates and alumni, whose experiences illustrate the wonderful journey our students can take following their time as a student at the College.

‘As the clock ticks down on the 130th anniversary of LCM, we move into the future with confidence.’ 

Talent on display at LCM's 130th Anniversary Gala Dinner

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