Not quite, but well over 100 for first rehearsal of Mahler 8 in Elgar Concert Hall at Birmingham University this morning. Thirteen cellos, ten basses, dozens of violins and violas, double everything and more in wind and brass. The thousand will come when we add the combined choirs in a few weeks time.
Tickets are available now, together with further details of the performance at Symphony Hall, Birmingham on Sunday 6 March, 15:00. And the event was singled out by Christopher Morley in the Birmingham Post earlier this month as one of the highlights of the coming year.