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16 December 2021, 13:27
Eight cellists from our Orchestra on Tour, the Philharmonia, just made Christmas very special.
Few things are more sonorous, striking or warming than the sound of a cello ensemble.
Take eight of the finest cellists in the country, add the acoustic of church and the exquisite ‘Silent Night’, and you get this:
Franz Xaver Gruber’s absolute winner of a carol, arranged by Richard Birchall, sounds divine in this new string arrangement.
Oh, now we feel Christmassy, and a tad emotional. Bravo to the cello section of The Philharmonia, Our Orchestra on Tour.
Founded in 1945, The Philharmonia has worked with the greatest conductors, composers and musicians over the last 70 years, from Igor Stravinsky to Riccardo Muti.
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