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Prom 22 - MGM Musicals

John Wilson and his Orchestra celebrate MGM film musicals with songs from movie classics, including The Wizard of Oz, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Singin' in the Rain.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Petroc Trelawny.

John Wilson and his hand-picked Orchestra celebrate the MGM musical with songs from unforgettable movie classics, including The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, High Society, Gigi and Singin' in the Rain.

Remarkably, although the original orchestral parts were lost when the studio destroyed its music library to make way for a car park, Wilson has succeeded in reconstructing the scores by painstakingly transcribing each soundtrack by ear. He is joined by starry singers from the classical and musical theatre worlds, as well as by the elite Maida Vale Singers

Kim Criswell (singer)
Sarah Fox (soprano)
Thomas Allen (baritone)
Curtis Stigers (singer)
Seth MacFarlane (singer)
The John Wilson Orchestra
Maida Vale Singers
John Wilson (conductor).

2 hours, 15 minutes

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