Programme Name: All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge - TX: 17/09/2016 - Episode: Final (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Emma Kent, conductor of  the North Devon Sinfonia, conducts her orchestra in their final performance at the Grand Final of ‘All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge’, at the Royal Albert Hall.   North Devon Sinfonia - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

North Devon Sinfonia wins BBC Two’s Great Orchestra Challenge

All Together Now was a joyous celebration of amateur music making that rejected cringeworthy cliches and tired TV tropes, trusting its audience to appreciate the very thing its programme makers sought to highlight.

As a TV programme it is a template for how to authentically introduce new music to an unsuspecting audience in such a way that long after the credits have rolled they’ll run off and find the music themselves on Spotify.

All the orchestras benefited from the passion and enthusiasm of conductor Paul Daniel and bassist Chi-Chi Nwanoku. Presenter Katie Derham appeared in her element too, geeing the players up, supporting them, and catching them when they fell.

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