The city’s three MPs became honorary members of the Brighton Youth Orchestra last night when they took on the role of hooverists for a special Brighton Festival concert.
The orchestra roped in Hove MP Peter Kyle, Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas and Brighton Kemptown MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle to play the Henry Hoover for its final piece, Malcolm Arnold’s Grand Grand Overture, which features three hoovers, four rifles and a floor polisher.
— Peter Kyle MP (@peterkyle) May 13, 2018
Mr Russell-Moyle said: “We were a musical accompaniment to the frankly amazing Brighton Youth Orchestra who entertained us all with their music.
“Many young people had exams the next day but performed of a high standard despite @peterkyle, @CarolineLucas and my playing the hoovers in the last piece of the night.”
And the conductor is still smiling by the end so it can’t have been that bad (or maybe he’s smiling because it *is* the end). Perhaps we’d better stick to politics … @peterkyle @lloyd_rm #Brighton #Brightfest pic.twitter.com/WN1ad9FL9z
— Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas) May 13, 2018
The programme for the concert at All Saints Church also features Hummel’s Piano Concerto, Arias from Great Operas and Midnight Skaters for Bass and Orchestra by Peter Copley.