Orchestra plays on island stage in swimming pool

275x250.jpg Swimmers at a historic baths in Leeds had an unusual accompaniment to their breaststroke and front-crawl recently… when an orchestra played a concert from an island stage.

The event at Edwardian Bramley Baths, was held as part of the I Love West Leeds arts festival and saw members of the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra take to the specially constructed stage.

Workers had spent several hours diving into the pool to construct the stage which needed to be strong enough to support the 20 musicians along with their violins, flutes, and even cellos.

While there were plenty of possible songs for the orchestra to choose from, they eventually settled on the rather appropriate Handel's Water Music. See what they did there.

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