BSO in Lockdown
As we couldn't meet to rehearse because of the Coronavirus we performed a virtual performance of Somewhere Over the Rainbow and, mindful of the challenges the lockdown poses for many people, wanted to use the opportunity to raise money for our community.
The music and all the videos were recorded using mobile phones and technically produced by Ten Forward Music Productions.
We are delighted to have raised £3,011 for Blackpool Food Bank.
Composer in Residence
The music was especially arranged for us by local composer, Edward Rugman, our Composer in Residence and in addition to our virtual performance we will also be performing the piece live in one of centenary concerts next season.
Sharing #BSO Rainbow
The video went live on YouTube and Facebook on 30 April 2020 and has since been shared and enjoyed by many people. Find out more
The Making of
We are so pleased to be able to share our video The Making of ... Over the Rainbow produced by Ten Forward Music Productions
Featuring interviews with our orchestra members, arranger and conductor about how it felt to take part.
Zoom Virtual Coffee Breaks
While we are not able to meet in person we are having a virtual coffee break via Zoom on Thursdays at 8.30pm.
We have enjoyed Desert Island Discs with invited guests from the orchestra and two quizzes.
Virtual Coffee Breaks will resume late September