Transforming Communities

Live Music Now Honoured by Continued Patronage of King Charles III

His Majesty King Charles III has reaffirmed his commitment as the patron of Live Music Now. Our sister organisation, Live Music Now Scotland, is also honoured to receive the patronage of King Charles III.

Sir Vernon Ellis, Chair of Live Music Now, said, “We are delighted that His Majesty King Charles III has retained his Patronage of Live Music Now. This follows a review of Patronages undertaken by Buckingham Palace. King Charles, as Prince of Wales, had a long association with Live Music Now for almost 30 years.  He admired greatly the pioneering work of our founders Yehudi Menuhin and Ian Stoutzker in training musicians and bringing the benefits of music to so many people with reduced access – in care homes, schools, hospitals, hospices and community settings across the UK.”

Learn more about the 2024 Royal Patronage review.

Above: King Charles III meets children from the Holyport Manor School after a concert in which they performed in to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Live Music Now at Windsor Castle, 21 May 2007. Photo credit: Tim Ockenden
Top image: Sir Ian Stoutzker, Yehudi Menuhin, King Charles III with Live Music Now musicians at the Live Music Now 20th Anniversary Concert, The Barbican 19 June 1997