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Concert: The Queen's Six

St. Mark's Church
1625 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Time: 6:30pm Cost: $35/ticket

Performing in Philadelphia for one night only.

The Queen's Six were established in 2008, the 450th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth I, from whom they take their name.

Based at Windsor Castle, all the members of The Queen's Six are also Lay Clerks of St George's Chapel, whose homes lie within the Castle walls.

To purchase tickets on-line click here OR mail a check to:

The English-Speaking Union
1221 Locust Street, Box 502
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Include name and email or phone #
Phone: 215-545-3619

For reserved seating in the first five rows and dinner with the Queen's Six at the Prime Rib following the concert, please contact Judith at or call 215-545-3619. Space is limited


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Annual Garden Party

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A Colonial Christmas



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Winners of Philadelphia Branch 29th Annual Shakespeare Competition

Philadelphia Competition was held on February 15, 2016 at the Philadelphia Performing Arts: A String Theory Charter School. Seventeen schools from the Greater Philadelphia competed.  The winners represented a cross section of the area:  Left to right: Third Place: Thomas Van Dean, Central High School; First Place, Emma Muller, Perkiomen Valley High School; 2nd Place, Zillah Elcin, The Academy at Palumbo.

The Andrew F. Webster Scholarship was awarded at a reception for the winners and their families on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Left to right: Diana Evans, Shakespeare Competition Chairperson; Andrew F. Webster; winners Thomas Van Dean, Emma Muller, and Zillah Elcin.

Emma Muller will compete at the ESU National Competition in New York City.


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Garden Party Event Recap

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President Jim Munnis welcomes guests



         Gayla McCluskey & David Humphrey, Co-Chairs

The 89th Birthday and the 63nd Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was celebrated Sunday, June 14th at the at the campus of SEI, Oaks, PA. A big thank you to Gayla McCluskey and David Humphrey for Co-Chairing this stellar event!! Guests arrived to the sound of bagpipes and champagne, enjoyed sunny weather, a beautiful location, and a private tour of the amazing West Art Collection.

Click here to see pictures of the event


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