Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Play along 10pm tonight with the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain at the Proms.

The all-singing, all strumming players of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain make their Proms debut with a specially-devised programme including a rendition of the Last Night favourite, Jerusalem, by Parry, plus Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries and the March from The Dambusters plus songs from The Who and The Sex Pistols.

During Ode to Joy from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, they invite ukulele playing members of the audience at the Royal Albert Hall and at home to join in.

Listeners can prepare for this by playing along with the tutorials at bbc.co.uk/proms.

listen online or on BBC3

Phill Jupitus with the Ukelele Orchestra


AliMunday said...

I like the UOoGB. I thought people were a bit sniffy about them on the Mothership. But I don't care.

cauliflower said...

I was there!
A bit different from the first time I saw them, when they out numbered the audience, but a milestone nonetheless.

debbym said...

Thanks for posting this, Caitlin, I LOVE UOGB! They played Hamburg in May when my daughter was away on a school trip, so I was able to have a a rare night out with my son - and it was a real treat.