This past week, to the surprise of Searcys Champagne Bar St Pancras Grand patrons, and travelers of Pancras Grand a ‘Pop-Up’ rendition of the finale of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony at St Pancras International was performed.
Patrons and travelers were serenaded by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and massed choir, led by the BBC SO Principal Guest Conductor David Robertson performing one of the greatest European anthems of all time – ‘Ode to Joy’.
Ailish Tynan, Daniela Lehner, Allan Clayton and James Rutherford make up the quartet of soloists for this unique performance, which heralds the most in-depth exploration of the Symphony ever undertaken by the BBC.
“Ode to have been lucky to have been there!”
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