John Wilson reveals further details ahead of the Orchestra’s show in Harrogate in June…

“The annual visit of the John Wilson Orchestra to the beautiful Royal Hall, Harrogate is one of the highlights of our calendar and this year we are joined by the legendary, indefatigable vocalist Kim Criswell in a tribute to the Golden Age of the film musical. From the 1930s onwards, they arrived in Hollywood by the hundreds—beautiful young women, armed with only their talents and an overwhelming desire to see their faces on a cinema screen. Tonight we celebrate the few who achieved that goal, from Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Alice Faye, and Jeanette MacDonald to Julie Andrews, Shirley Jones, and Barbra Streisand. You’ll hear songs including I’m the Greatest Star, Dear Mr. Gable (You Made Me Love You), But the World Goes ‘Round, You’ll Never Know, The Sound of Music, and San Francisco, all painstakingly restored to their original film orchestrations by John Wilson, and sung by Kim Criswell as a tribute to those extraordinary women.”

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“If you’ve never heard the John Wilson Orchestra, it’s time to experience pure happiness.” – The Spectator