Presenters for The Great Orchestra Challenge announced

Double-bassist Chi-Chi Nwanoku, conductor Paul Daniel and BBC Radio 3's Katie Derham will present the amateur orchestra competition.

Left to right: Katie Derham, Chi-Chi Nwanoku and Paul Daniel

The BBC has announced more details about its new series All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge, in which five amateur orchestras compete to be crowned Britain's most inspirational amateur orchestra. 

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Double-bassist and founder member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Chi-Chi Nwanoku will mentor the orchestras as they tackle different musical challenges, while conductor Paul Daniel will judge their progress. At the end of the series he will name the orchestra that best captures the spirit of great British amateur music-making.

BBC Radio 3 and Proms presenter Katie Derham will present the four-part series, broadcast on BBC Four and BBC Two, visiting the orchestras in their hometowns as they prepare each of the challenges. The orchestras will also visit world-class venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, home of the BBC Proms. The winning orchestra will perform at BBC Proms in the Park on 10 September.

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All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge will be broadcast at the end of August on BBC Four. For more information, and to meet the five competing orchestras, buy the September issue of BBC Music Magazine, out 4 August.