Maghull Wind Orchestra to support the NHS with virtual performance of All You Need is Love

Maghull Wind Orchestra to support the NHS with virtual performance of All You Need is Love

by Danielle Thompson (May 2020)

MAGHULL Wind Orchestra are set to support the NHS with virtual performance of All You Need is Love ahead of Clap for Carers on Thursday (May 14).

Following the huge success of the band’s first virtual piece, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ a new, virtual version of ‘All You Need is Love’ will be released ‘in honour of the NHS and to encourage viewers and listeners to be kind.’

More than 50 musicians have recorded their individual parts of the iconic Beatles song arranged by music teacher and band trombonist Adam Dutch before another of the band’s trombonists Christopher Horswood edited all of the music and video together to produce the piece.

The release coincides with the 8pm clap for carers, for all of the NHS staff and key workers who are doing so much for our country at this time.

Adam Dutch told the Champion: “Following on from the amazing success of You’ll Never Walk Alone, I had discussions with a number of band members about another collaborative project.

“After talking with the band’s chair – Kate Warriner, we struck upon the idea of All You Need is Love. The song is obviously another iconic Liverpudlian anthem, but also celebrates those values which are most important in our current climate – love and support of each other and our communities.”

Speaking of the success of the last piece musical director of Maghull Wind Orchestra, Phil Shotton added: “I thought the whole thing was brilliant, from the band members who took part to our trombonist Chris Horswood who put it together, to the literally thousands of people who have viewed the video on MWO's YouTube channel. We set off with the aim of keeping our musicians occupied and also paying tribute to the NHS, and we ended up with a unique piece of music which was enjoyed by hundreds of thousands watching Northwest Tonight! It just shows that it takes more than a lockdown to silence the Maghull Wind Orchestra!”

The finished version will be available at https://youtu.be/Urw1Oo_8qNM as well as on Facebook (MaghullWindOrchestra), Twitter (@MaghullWindOrch) and the orchestra’s website at www.maghullwindorchestra.co.uk.

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