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The Portsmouth Sinfonia
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The Portsmouth Sinfonia

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The Portsmouth Sinfonia was an orchestra founded by a group of students at the Portsmouth School of Art in England, in 1970. The Sinfonia had an unusual entrance requirement, in that players had to either be non-musicians, or if a ...

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Biography

The Portsmouth Sinfonia was an orchestra founded by a group of students at the Portsmouth School of Art in England, in 1970. The Sinfonia had an unusual entrance requirement, in that players had to either be non-musicians, or if a musician, play an instrument that was entirely new to them. Among the founding members was one of their teachers, English composer Gavin Bryars. The orchestra started as a one-off, tongue-in-cheek performance art ensemble but became a cultural phenomenon over the following ten years, with concerts, record albums, a film and a hit single. They last performed publicly in 1979.

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George Frideric Handel, The Portsmouth Sinfonia & Ken Robinson
Hallelujah Chorus (feat. The Portsmouth Sinfonia & Ken Robinson)
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Hallelujah Chorus (feat. The Portsmouth Sinfonia & Ken Robinson)
The Portsmouth Sinfonia
The Classical Muddley
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The Classical Muddley
The Portsmouth Sinfonia
Also Sprach Zarathustra
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Also Sprach Zarathustra
The Portsmouth Sinfonia
The Hallelujah Chorus (excerpt)
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The Hallelujah Chorus (excerpt)
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