Delight as local group makes Saturday’s final of the BBC’s All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge

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. Picture: BBCEmma 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. Picture: BBC

North Devon Sinfonia has made the final in the BBC's battle of the orchestras.

Tonight (Tuesday) viewers of All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge saw delight as the orchestra was put through to a final playoff at the Royal Albert Hall.

The grand final is on Saturday on BBC Two at 8pm and will see North Devon compete against the Stirling Orchestra.

At stake is the chance to perform at the celebrated Proms in the Park in Hyde Park and be crowned Britain's most inspirational amateur orchestra.

Months of master classes, mentoring and last minute rehearsals culminate in the big musical playoff between the two remaining orchestras.

In preparation for the final, both orchestras are packed off to a boot camp where a team of professional musicians have been lined up to put them through the musical wringer.

Series judge Paul Daniel gives them their last master class while series mentor Chi-chi Nwanoku keeps a close eye on proceedings.

With just two weeks until the playoff the orchestras return to their home towns.

The show follows them as they struggle to squeeze in extra practices between work and families, fine tuning their performance and adding final flourishes, preparing to do musical battle at the at the Royal Albert Hall.

The series concludes with a once in a lifetime performance from the winning orchestra at Proms in the Park in front of family, friends and an audience of thousands.

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