Oh, boy, this is going to be great.
No, really, just superb.
We\’re going to have a new version of \”Ode to Joy\” that we can all use as our referral for the upcoming European Union anthem. Should be a corker.
The unlikely sound of ukuleles will take over one of Britain\’s largest classical musical festivals this summer, with an orchestra of the mini guitars performing Beethoven\’s \”Ode to Joy\” in a play-along special.
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain (UOGB), sporting tuxedos and brandishing \”bonsai guitars,\” will perform on a stage usually reserved for the world\’s greatest symphony musicians.
They are calling on other \’uke\’ players to come to the concert and play along in a performance likely to be more reminiscent of George Formby than Beethoven.
Will our continental partners be all that happy with this rather gentle piss taking?
UOGB are of course the people who brought us this:
Please, let\’s make this the official version to be used in the Parliament!