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In Film & Pictures: St Pancras Pop-Up Beethoven

TimW
By TimW Last edited 61 months ago
In Film & Pictures: St Pancras Pop-Up Beethoven

The crowd of musicians, singers and onlookers clogged up the lower concourse of St Pancras International yesterday as the strains of Beethoven's Ninth rang throughout the station. Aside from the noise of the odd incoming Eurostar train, the BBC Symphony Orchestra's performance got a good hearing.

A massed chorus of singers – many of whom were lined along the upper balcony – brought a collaborative feel to the event, which was promoting a new BBC series about the history of the symphony.

Footage courtesy of BBC Radio 3 and Wash Media.

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Soloists arriving in style
Soloists arriving in style
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A train shaped interruption...
A train shaped interruption...
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Singing from the same, er, sheet
Singing from the same, er, sheet
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Last Updated 03 November 2011

overground

Triangle player at 2:00 in the video looks pretty fed up.

Me

What do you expect him to do.  Grin?

(Not a BBCSO regular - he'll have been getting his fee, don't worry too much about him.)