London commuters were treated to an impromptu duet between renowned organist Anna Lapwood and a security guard on September 11, with the pair performing Handel’s Lascia ch’io pianga as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth.
Describing the “moving” experience, she tweeted that she “spontaneously stopped off” to play “a couple of pieces for the Queen” when “this lovely security guard, Marcella, asked if I could play Lascia ch’io pianga. Turns out she trained as a singer!”
In a further tweet Lapwood said the pair “got the audience and applause” that the security guard “deserved”, adding that they “ended up doing a whole load of duets and it was pure joy”.
Sharing her footage to Twitter, she wrote that the experience was “incredibly lovely”. Credit: Rosie Brooks via Storyful
[MUSIC - HANDEL, "LASCIA CH'IO PIANGA"]