Film sounds from John Wilson

Conductor and arranger John Wilson
Conductor and arranger John Wilson

THE John Wilson Orchestra has announced a 10-day UK tour.

World renowned conductor and arranger John Wilson will lead an all-star cast of singers and his eponymous orchestra, comprised of some of the UK’s finest musicians as Hooray for Hollywood comes to town.

Wilson will lead a performance of dazzling live versions of some of the best loved songs from Hollywood’s Golden Age, such as Singin’ in the Rain, Steppin’ Out with My Baby, The Trolley Song - all are featured on his latest album That’s Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical.

Wilson has painstakingly reconstructed many of the musical scores as original copies were destroyed in 1969.

Wilson formed the John Wilson Orchestra in 1994 and has earned an international reputation for hand-picking the ensemble of some of the world’s finest musicians.

The orchestra specialises in recording contemporary film soundtracks and authentic concert performances of classic film musical scores.

Outside of the concert hall the orchestra has contributed to soundtrack recordings for films including The Gathering Storm and in 2007 was nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Best Soundtrack’ for Beyond the Sea starring Kevin Spacey as Bobby Darin.

In August 2009 the John Wilson Orchestra made its debut at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in a concert celebrating the 75th anniversary of the MGM film musicals.

Hooray for Hollywood will be an evening of grand and delightful sounds to transport you to a bygone era.

The John Wilson Orchestra will be at the following venues:

November 28, Birmingham Symphony Hall

November 29, Manchester Bridgewater Hall

November 30, Leeds Town Hall

December 3, Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Hall

December 4, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

December 5, Gateshead The Sage

December 6, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

December 7, Edinburgh Usher Hall

December 9, London Royal Festival Hall

December 11, Cardiff St David’s Hall