BBC Proms 2010: After the shoot

Posted on June 20, 2010


Last week saw me in Belfast and in Cardiff to record a couple more groups of contributors performances of the song I’m using for the Sondheim mashup video.

The lovely people from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales (pictured above) had rehearsed together and were incredibly enthusiastic about the whole thing. It was incredibly heartwarming. There’ll be a write-up of the production angle in the next few days.

Exhausting, demanding but ultimately satisfying, there was a bittersweet taste at the end of both shoots, summed up here after the Cardiff session.

Given that the BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and conscientious chaps from the Ulster Orchestra (just wait until you see their efforts!!) why on earth wouldn’t the BBC Scottish and BBC Symphony want to be involved? It’s a heartbreaker.

UPDATE (Tuesday 22 June 2010) : News from the BBC Symphony Orchestra is that a date has been put in place for their shoot.