From one of our hub partners Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra
A bit of a change during the earlier lockdown was a request from the BBC to celebrate the restart of live football by playing the shortest ever piece of Elgar’s music, written in response to reading a report in the local newspaper in 1898. It was to be shown on the One Show in September.
It would have been easy to do this in normal time, but to get together Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra and singers from among Wolves fans was not easy during lockdown.
Eventually the production company put together a Zoom recording of orchestra members and filmed socially distanced singers at the Molineux.
The music was first arranged and performed 10 years ago by Music Hub Chairman and Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra conductor Peter Morris. It appeared in a 2010 fundraising concert for the £300,000 restoration of the historic organ in St Peter’s Church, which Elgar knew well.
All the money was raised by donations over the last 10 years; Peter played the organ and was interviewed on the programme.
You can read more here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-11411360