The London Symphony Orchestra performs the UK National Anthem in tribute to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Music director Simon Rattle gave the following statement:

’The London Symphony Orchestra is deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty had been the orchestra’s patron since her accession to the throne in 1952, continuing a long association with the orchestra and its players stretching back to its formation in 1904. The orchestra is privileged to have hosted Her Majesty at many of its concerts and events, from opening the Barbican Centre in 1982 to hosting the gala at Buckingham Palace in 2015. The Queen was present at some of the most significant moments in our history and was a loyal and committed supporter of the orchestra throughout her reign. The LSO sends its condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time and joins the nation in mourning our much-loved monarch.’