ROSL has commissioned two new logos in celebration of 100 years of our Royal Charter and 70 years of the renowned ROSL Annual Music Competition. Members will start to see these new designs throughout the year around the clubhouse and on our various publications and website. The design of the logos highlight the colours associated with each event, the Royal Charter with its royal red, and the music competition with its winner’s medal gold. 

Our Royal Charter was granted by King George V on 3 March 1922, just six years after he became our first patron. Governed via the Privy Council, ROSL’s charter confirms our mission to ‘promote an enduring multi-racial fellowship pledged to the support of the Commonwealth and to the service of others and humanity at large.’

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Since 1952 ROSL’s Annual Music Competition has worked to support the careers of outstanding young classical musicians from all corners of the world. Nearly £80,000 of prizemoney is awarded annually to the winners of the various sections ranging from singers and solo instrumentalists to chamber ensembles. ROSL’s competition is unique in following up and supporting the careers of our prizewinners with continuing mentorship, advice and further concert opportunities.

Renowned winners of the competition over the years include cellist Jacqueline du Pre, pianist Melvyn Tan and violinist Anthony Marwood.


Violinist Emily Sun, 2016 ROSL Gold Medal Winner, performs for HRH Princess Alexandra in November 2021

We look forward to celebrating these two important ROSL anniversaries throughout the year, with the next issue of the Overseas featuring further information.

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