The King and Queen attend a gala concert in Gothenburg

The King and Queen in Gothenburg Concert Hall.

The King and Queen in Gothenburg Concert Hall. Photo: Francis Löfvenholm/Gothenburg Concert Hall

On Wednesday 11 September, The King and Queen attended a gala concert at Gothenburg Concert Hall to mark the World Childhood Foundation's 20th anniversary.

The World Childhood Foundation works to prevent violence and sexual assaults against children, and its work is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Queen founded Childhood in 1999, and the organisation now supports 100 projects in countries around the world.

To mark the organisation's 20th anniversary, a gala concert was held at Gothenburg Concert Hall to raise money for the work of the World Childhood Foundation.

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Francis Löfvenholm/Gothenburg Concert Hall

During the concert, the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra performed under conductor Gustavo Dudamel. The evening's master of ceremonies was Maria Möller, and the soloist was mezzosoprano Katarina Karnéus. Västra Götaland Youth Symphony Orchestra and Dream Orchestra also performed.

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