The Beach Boys' masterpiece God Only Knows remade with the help of a few friends to celebrate the launch of BBC Music.
Who's in the Impossible Orchestra?
1. Dave Grohl / 2. Alison Balsom / 3. Lorde / 4. Pharrell Williams / 5. Zane Lowe / 6. Sam Smith / 7. Paloma Faith / 8. Eliza Carthy / 9. Nicola Benedetti / 10. Chris Martin / 11. Jaz Dhami / 12. Martin James Bartlett / 13. Danielle de Niese / 14. Stevie Wonder / 15. Florence Welch / 16. Lauren Laverne / 17. Brian Wilson / 18. Jake Bugg / 19. Katie Derham / 20. Gareth Malone / 21. Kylie Minogue / 22. Chrissie Hynde / 23. One Direction / 24. Emeli Sandé / 25. Elton John / 26. Baaba Maal / 27. Ethan Johns / 28. Jools Holland / 29. Jamie Cullum / 30. Brian May / 31. Tees Valley Youth Choir / 32. BBC Concert Orchestra
And in order of appearance...
Martin James Bartlett
Emeli Sandé is perhaps best known for her performances before a global audience at the London Olympic Games in 2012. At the BBC Radio 1 Academy in Glasgow 2014, she shared her songwriting tips with aspiring artists.
The Beach Boys’ songwriter Brian Wilson delighted the Glastonbury crowds in 2005 with a sun-drenched setlist of the California band's greatest hits, and more recently joined Jools Holland to perform God Only Knows live in the studio.
Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine fame) was proudly supported by the BBC from her beginnings as a BBC Introducing artist through to huge performances at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, T In The Park and Reading Festival.
Kylie’s recent BBC performances include Radio 2 In Concert earlier in 2014 and a headline appearance at 2012’s Proms In The Park, plus of course her role as a judge for the last season of The Voice UK.
The legendary Stevie Wonder thrilled Glastonbury with his headline set in 2010 and gave another memorable performance live on the BBC when he was on the line-up for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in 2012.
Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti gave a high profile BBC One performance as part of the opening ceremony to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and chose her Desert Island Discs on Radio 4 earlier this year.
Host of the legendary Later… with Jools Holland - BBC TWO’s flagship music show - and a renowned musician and composer in his own right, Jools has hosted, performed and collaborated with some of the biggest names in music from across the globe.
Queen guitarist Brian May’s most memorable BBC performance was probably his rendition of the national anthem, God Save The Queen, on the roof of Buckingham Palace as part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002.
Katie Derham has fronted coverage of the Proms for BBC Two since 2010, and is a presenter on BBC Radio 3’s Afternoon on 3 and Breakfast programmes. In 2008 she could be seen learning to be a conductor in BBC Two’s reality show Maestro.
Lauren Laverne first made her name as frontwoman of indie-pop band Kenickie before becoming one of the UK’s most recognisable figures in broadcasting. She hosts 6 Music's Live at Maida Vale concerts – whose performers have included Johnny Marr, Paul McCartney and Primal Scream.
Choirmaster Gareth Malone was the star of BBC Two's The Choir. His mission? To teach choral music to absolute newcomers. He recently united an All-Star Choir for the official BBC Children In Need 2014 single.
Classical trumpeter Alison Balsom is a former Radio 3 New Generation Artist and has made several appearances at the BBC Proms, including Last Night of the Proms in 2009 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Paloma Faith gave two very different performances for the BBC this summer: a classical collaboration at the Royal Albert Hall as part of BBC Proms 2014, followed by a pop concert at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park.
Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde performed with the Pet Shop Boys at BBC Proms 2014, backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra. Later in the year she joined the line-up at BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park.
Danielle de Niese
Sam Smith won the BBC's Sound Of 2014 poll back in January. He's since wowed us with stunning performances in Radio 1’s Live Lounge and at Radio 1's Big Weekend in May, where he found out he was No.1 in the UK’s Official Chart - live on stage!