Radio Orchestra Surprises Cologne Shoppers with Star Wars Flashmob

WDR Orchestra - Star Wars flashmob

On October 1st, members of the WDR Orchestra surprised people in Cologne’s Wallrafplatz, one of the most popular shopping areas in Germany, with a surprise performance of John Williams’ main title theme from Star Wars.

The WDR Orchestra was created in 1947 following WWII by authorities of the Allied occupation as the orchestra of Nordwestdeutschen Rundfunk (NWDR; Northwest German Radio), and is well-known for it’s performances of Operettas and Jazz, Rock and Pop, film and even video game music..

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Volkswagen’s Super Bowl Teaser Features Star Wars Dog Chorus

Volkswagen Star Wars Dog ChorusVolkswagen’s ‘the Force‘ ad was the runaway hit of last year’s Super Bowl (sorry, Game Day) ads and appeared at the top of several ‘best of’ lists at the end of the year.

It’s still more than two weeks til the big game starts in Indianapolis, and it looks like Volkswagen will again use a Star Wars theme in their ad creative. The teaser ad, titled ‘The Bark Side’ features a chorus of dogs barking the ‘Imperial March’. Included in the chorus are canine lookalikes for Darth Vader, Chewbacca and an Ewok.

The teaser links to a microsite where soon you’ll be able to create a Galactic Super Bowl invite for your friends.

The teaser video was created by Deutsch LA.