You never know when a choir...

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You never know when a choir...

...Is going to pop up and ambush you!

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Amuse yourself by trying to work out who is going to stand up next...

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And 10 million viewers for Handel, that's a bonus!

But don't underestimate the power of a flashmob... The Dutch government wanted to cut away all Dutch radio orchestra's.
As (one of the) protests, the MCO (music center of the radio) organised a flashmob in the the Hague central trian station:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLrktCwrT1I

(Leonard Bernstein, by the way).

It made the 8 o clock news. In the end, 100.000 autographs against the cut were collected, and it now seems at least a part of the MCO (with the second largest music library in the world!) is saved.

Yet, for the near future, the continuation of other Dutch orchestra's, the Residentie orchestra in the Hague in particular, is unsure. State secretary of Culture and education Halbe Zijlstra has forbidden all (you read it, all) Dutch orchestra's to plan anything beyond 2013. For anyone who knows about planning and logistics of an orchestra, knows how unworkable this is

(link in Dutch:
http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2676/Cultuur/article/detail/1067646/2010/... )

Greetings, Rolf

RE: You never know when a choir...

Nice one Rolf - sends a tingle down ya spine eh?

Sorry Andrew didn't mean to come across that you're 'so yesterday'. Lol - as they say on FBook.

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