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Posted: 20 Oct 08, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I went to this concert with some trepidation as I don't particularly like anyone else singing Freddie's songs.  It was superb!  The singers and the orchestra quickly won the audience and me over.  "Rajaton tours worldwide, performing more than 100 concerts and workshops each year, and has collaborated with orchestras in its native Finland and across Europe and North America." 

So, if it comes to your city/country, I highly recommend it. 

The group has three women, and three men: a base, a tenor, and a baritone (to cover Freddie's remarkable vocal range.)  Here is a link to youtube with Rajaton singing BoRhap somewhere in the world.  Jaakko Kuusisto was the guest conductor, and "He arranged much of the music of Queen ... " 

They did:
We Will Rock You
Killer Queen
A Kind of Magic
Somebody to Love
You Take My Breath Away
Under Pressure
I'm going Slightly Mad
Medley:  It's A Beautiful Day * One Vision * You Don't Fool Me * Mustapha * Made In Heaven * We Are The Champions
Radio Ga Ga
Another One Bites the Dust
I Want It All
Don't Stop Me Now
Love of My Life
Who Wants to Live Forever
The Miracle
Bicycle Race
Friends Will Be Friends
The Show Must Go On
Bohemian Rhapsody

After intermission they came out with white tops and white trousers.  The trousers had the familiar red and gold stripes down the side.


Yes, it was a worthwhile experience.
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Posted: 20 Oct 08, 20:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Rajaton especially 'Butterfly' and their ABBA album. I also enjoyed their Queen covers.

John hated Hot Space. Frederick's favourite singer was not Paul Rodgers. Rog didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Wales is not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 vox.