“The Children’s Coronation”, a full scale re-enactment of the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II will be in Truro Cathedral on 2nd June 2013. It is given to celebrate the exact 60th anniversary of the original Coronation in 1953.
The Children’s Coronation was first performed in 2002 by children from St Mawes School, for the Golden Jubilee celebrations in the Parish of St Just in Roseland.
On seeing a video of the performance, HM The Queen sent this message, “Her Majesty wishes me to thank you so much for letting her have these souvenirs of what was obviously a wonderful re-enactment of her Coronation in 1953 …this serious and moving re-enactment”.
A further re-enactment was given in St Mawes last summer for the Diamond Jubilee and the Coronation in the Cathedral will include many of the same cast, together with children from other Cornish schools. The great anthems will be performed in their proper ceremonial context by Truro Cathedral Choir and Organist directed by Christopher Gray.
Weather permitting, starting soon after 3.30pm there will be the first of two outdoor Processions with the Gold State Coach and the City of Truro Pipes and Drums Band. The Ceremony will then begin at 4.00pm and will last for about an hour.
If they wish, children are invited to can come dressed up as grand ladies and gentlemen. Older people with memories of the original Coronation are most welcome as indeed are people of all ages and I would like to encourage everyone to come and see this remarkable free event. For more information, email organiser, Yvonne Fuller under: firstname.lastname@example.org.