Thursday, 11 October 2012


Birmingham’s Adrian Boult Hall is to host an unusual d├ębut concert on Sunday November 4th. This is the day The People’s Orchestra, a new community venture drawing talented amateur musicians from across the Midlands and further afield, will perform in public for the first time.
The 'Trailers' concert will be amongst one of the most diverse shows you would have the chance to witness. It will showcase snapshots of the The People's Orchestra's 2013 programme of events, which includes a Tolkien concert, marking the 40th anniversary of the 'Lord of the Rings creator's death, a sports themed show and a Bollywood evening. The varied programme will include film music ranging from 'Jai Ho' from Slum Dog Millionaire to 'Pirates of the Caribbean' which will be complemented by an array of eloquently dressed Bollywood dancers and Dhol Drummers.
In addition to this, a lucky winner of a film competition will get their 10 minute silent film orchestrated to by the talented musicians of The People's Orchestra live in front of an expected audience of 500 people. The 'Made in Brum' film competition was initiated by the orchestra as a method of adding a unique visual element to the show whilst simultaneously challenging themselves to compose an exclusive piece of music encompassing the essence of Birmingham.

The People's Orchestra is an innovative orchestra based in the West Midlands. Launched in March, the concept of the orchestra was to fill the gap between local authority music provision and professional music practice. It aims to reunite musicians with instruments and keep them playing in groups and orchestras, whilst simultaneously sustaining their their love for live music. Promoting a philosophy of inclusiveness, this cornerstone of The People's Orchestra is reflected in its repertoire of film music and popular classics in preference to more high brow works, along with members wearing branded T-shirts rather than evening dress.

Tickets are on sale via the Orchestra’s website:

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For more information phone: 0121 533 7160

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