Melodians Steel Orchestra

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The Melodians Steel Orchestra (MSO) can rightly claim to represent the pinnacle of Steelpan music in the UK today. Led by 'Steelpan Ambassador' Terry Noel, the orchestra has played all over the UK, and abroad, for high ranking dignitaries and public alike. Terry was awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours 2015 in recognition of his service to Music.


Since its formation in September 1987 the award-winning MSO has provided opportunities for young people from varied social and racial backgrounds to develop musical skills and techniques, and has developed a huge repertoire, including classical, modern, calypso, pop and jazz compositions.


Some very significant London bookings have included three performances at garden parties held in Buckingham Palace and eight consecutive performances (1994-2001) at the Commonwealth Day Service in Westminster Abbey, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

The versatility of the orchestra's repertoire is legendary and the orchestra maintains close links with the historic Melodians Steel Orchestra in Arima, Trinidad. The members of the MSO range in age from 12 to over 21 and are drawn from all walks of life. The orchestra membership is comprised 31 musicians. Depending on the function, any number will play up to the full complement for formal concerts or major functions.

The Melodians Steel Orchestra will bring sunshine to your event no matter what the weather! Here a link to purchase their latest CD

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Sample Repertoire

Sabre Dance


The Power of Love


Intermezzo from Karelia




Wind Beneath my Wings


Excerpts from Swan Lake


Guitar Pans


Take Five


My Heart Will Go On




The Bull


Humming Bird


Candle in the Wind


Melodians Steel Orchestra