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Cypriot choir captivates listeners at Westminster Abbey (video)

'We feel proud that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the State Department of Culture and other institutions and bodies supported this effort.'

The Amalgamation Women's Choir from Cyprus captivated listeners with their beautiful voices at the official Commonwealth Day ceremony held at Westminster Abbey in London last Monday. King Charles and his wife Camilla, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Royal Princess, and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence were among the attendees.

The ceremony, which had a theme of "Shaping a sustainable and peaceful shared future," was graced by the presence of 2,000 people, including High Commissioners representing Commonwealth member countries in the UK. Millions of people also had the opportunity to watch the event live on the BBC.

During the ceremony, the Amalgamation Women's Choir performed the songs "Exile of Eros" and "Singing with the Timbres of our Land", transporting the audience to Cyprus through their music. The choir's founder and conductor, Vasiliki Anastasiou, expressed her pride in the choir's performance and appreciated the support provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Deputy Ministry of Culture, and other institutions and foundations.

The event was a celebration of the diversity and unity of the Commonwealth, and the choir's performance added to the vibrancy of the occasion. The Amalgamation Women's Choir's enchanting performance was a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Cyprus and a fitting addition to the ceremony's theme of a sustainable and peaceful shared future.

Cyprus  |  UK  |  Commonwealth

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