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47 minutes ago, Magilla said:

IMHO, the entire story is largely manufactured. I doubt the BBC were ever considering not playing them at the proms.

Yep, by the Daily Mail.  Making spurious links and stretching the facts:

 

BBC announces there will be no audience at the Proms.

DM works out that no audience = no singing.

DM starts an outrage campaign against the BBC.  Throw in some accusations of it being race related for good measure.

BBC sighs as it can't win.

Edited by alchresearch

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So did everybody watch the proms and sing along?

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Yes I watched the Proms, didn’t sing along though, it was different because of social distancing but I enjoyed the music and the singing by all.
 

 

Edited by hauxwell

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1 hour ago, tinfoilhat said:

So did everybody watch the proms and sing along?

The lack of a crowd did spoil the show. They shouldn't have had a foreign composer and a foreign main singer this year. It would have been better to cancel the show this year.  The best program over the weekend was the Piers Morgan interview with Sir Captain Tom which did make me proud to be British.

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1 minute ago, West 77 said:

The lack of a crowd did spoil the show. They shouldn't have had a foreign composer and a foreign main singer this year. It would have been better to cancel the show this year.  The best program over the weekend was the Piers Morgan interview with Sir Captain Tom which did make me proud to be British.

I definitely agree with you about Sir Captain Tom, what a remarkable and honest man he is.

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19 minutes ago, hauxwell said:

I definitely agree with you about Sir Captain Tom, what a remarkable and honest man he is.

Something which certainly cannot be said about his scumbag interviewer.

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2 hours ago, West 77 said:

The lack of a crowd did spoil the show. They shouldn't have had a foreign composer and a foreign main singer this year. It would have been better to cancel the show this year.  The best program over the weekend was the Piers Morgan interview with Sir Captain Tom which did make me proud to be British.

I assume you mean Conductor rather than composer.  Why though?

 

Also, the correct form is Captain Sir.  Military rank has precedence.

 

For such a stickler to tradition and formality you don’t know much about it.

Edited by Arnold_Lane

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4 hours ago, tinfoilhat said:

So did everybody watch the proms and sing along?

I did, didn't sing along tho... to save the cats sanity.

 

The re-imagined Jerusalem was pretty spectacular, as was the quality of the singing.

 

Great stuff.

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2 hours ago, ECCOnoob said:

Something which certainly cannot be said about his scumbag interviewer.

Yes I agree with you about the interviewer, but I thought he showed a lot of respect for Mr Moore.  

God knows how Morgan would have behaved if he had Boris in the interview chair.  

 

Better get back on topic the thread is about the Proms. 

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2 hours ago, Arnold_Lane said:

I assume you mean Conductor rather than composer.  Why though?

 

Also, the correct form is Captain Sir.  Military rank has precedence.

 

For such a stickler to tradition and formality you don’t know much about it.

Yes of course I meant the composer who is from Finland. The number of musicians etc taking part was just a fraction of what normally happens because of Covid 19 and it would have been a good gesture if it was on the best of British musicians taking part this year. In normal years I don't have a problem with the best foreign musicians etc taking part in front of a live audience.

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4 minutes ago, West 77 said:

Yes of course I meant the composer who is from Finland. The number of musicians etc taking part was just a fraction of what normally happens because of Covid 19 and it would have been a good gesture if it was on the best of British musicians taking part this year. In normal years I don't have a problem with the best foreign musicians etc taking part in front of a live audience.

The conductor is from Finland.
 

As for the rest, I think it would have been no kind of gesture at all.

 

 

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I sang my heart out, and shed a little  tear, thinking about my Dad who loved his country,  as I do too.

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