Lost Chord singer's musical gift for the Queen

Lost Chord soprano Nicola Mills hit all the right notes with her special birthday gift to the Queen.

By diana stannard
Thursday, 17th June 2021, 9:47 am
Updated Thursday, 17th June 2021, 9:48 am
Lost Chord Nicola Mills
Lost Chord Nicola Mills

Nicola is one of the team of professional musicians working with Lost Chord, the South Yorkshire charity that provides vital interactive musical sessions for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region and nationally.

Throughout the year of lockdown, Nicola took her music outdoors, performing on the streets and at a safe social distance from her audience.

She’s now back in rehearsal ready to take her Lost Chord performances into homes in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster at the end of June.

But she also found time to film a special Royal You Tube 95th birthday tribute featuring songs from Broadway and Hollywood musical hit Oklahoma, which was the Queen and Prince Philip’s favourite show in the post-war days of their courtship and marriage.

Lost Chord Chief Executive Helena Muller said: “Nicola is a shining example of the great musical spirit of Lost Chord.

“We hope this special performance of songs from Oklahoma will have been appreciated by the Queen and by sharing it on You Tube, it will also provide enjoyment for anybody who loves great singing.

“We are delighted that Nicola is back with us again and we know that our homes are looking forward to welcoming her again.

“More than 20 years experience has told Lost Chord that music is one of the few things that can actually reach out to people when all other forms of communication have been lost.”

Nicola’s special Royal performance can be seen at youtu.be/Ng77YlwBI94

To find out more about Lost Chord and how to get involved visit lost-chord.co.uk