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Gareth Malone

Music documentary presenter for radio and television and non-fiction writer

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Biography

Gareth Malone OBE is a choirmaster and broadcaster who first appeared on TV in the three-part BBC documentary series The Choir in 2006. The series saw Gareth take on the challenge of bringing music into the lives of students who had never sung before and ultimately taking them to compete in the World Choir Games in China. 


Following on from the success of series two, The Choir: Boys Don’t Sing, Gareth's third series The Choir: Unsung Town saw him attempt to unite the community of South Oxhey near Watford as a choir. After the warm reception and loyal following The Choir programming received, Gareth’s next project took him to Glyndebourne in a hunt for fresh talent to perform in the new opera, Knight Crew, and on to explore how boys are educated in Gareth Malone's Extraordinary School For Boys and building children’s confidence in The Big Performance.


The fourth series of The Choir aired in November 2011. In his most emotional challenge to date, The Choir: Military Wives, saw Gareth give a voice to the wives and girlfriends left behind at the Chivenor and Plymouth barracks when troops were deployed to Afghanistan. The hit single from the series, Wherever You Are, was a resounding success, making Christmas number one in 2011, and the choir's album, In My Dreams, went to number one in March 2012. A second album, Stronger Together, was released in November 2012. Also this year Gareth released the official Jubilee song Sing composed by Gary Barlow and performed by The Military Wives Choir. Performing with the Wives at the Queens Jubilee celebration concert made this a special end to a great project.


Gareth’s next TV project, Sing While You Work, saw Gareth infiltrate the work place to get four large UK companies singing as choirs, this first aired on BBC2 in September 2012. Due to its success a second bigger series aired November 2013.

To date these astoundingly successful series have won two successive BAFTA awards and two RTS awards.

Early in 2013 Gareth began a UK-wide hunt with Decca Records to find the country's most talented young singers to form a new youth choir. This culminated in Gareth Malone’s Voices, released 18th November 2013. It sees Gareth return with his most personal album yet, embodying his vision of the future of choral music.

Next year Gareth will be working his magic in the states on the USA Network with It Takes a Choir. Based on The Choir, broadcast in the UK, he will be uniting an unexpected mix of characters through the spellbinding power of music.

Gareth studied singing as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music with Janice Chapman and Jonathan Papp. His first book Music for the People: A Journey through the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Classical Music (Collins) was published in April 2011, and Choir: Gareth Malone (Collins) was published in September 2012.
Gareth Malone OBE is a choirmaster and broadcaster who first appeared on TV in the three-part BBC documentary series The Choir in 2006. The series saw Gareth take on the challenge of bringing music into the lives of students who had never sung before and ultimately taking them to compete in the World Choir Games in China. 


Following on from the success of series two, The Choir: Boys Don’t Sing, Gareth's third series The Choir: Unsung Town saw him attempt to unite the community of South Oxhey near Watford as a choir. After the warm reception and loyal following The Choir programming received, Gareth’s next project took him to Glyndebourne in a hunt for fresh talent to perform in the new opera, Knight Crew, and on to explore how boys are educated in Gareth Malone's Extraordinary School For Boys and building children’s confidence in The Big Performance.


The fourth series of The Choir aired in November 2011. In his most emotional challenge to date, The Choir: Military Wives, saw Gareth give a voice to the wives and girlfriends left behind at the Chivenor and Plymouth barracks when troops were deployed to Afghanistan. The hit single from the series, Wherever You Are, was a resounding success, making Christmas number one in 2011, and the choir's album, In My Dreams, went to number one in March 2012. A second album, Stronger Together, was released in November 2012. Also this year Gareth released the official Jubilee song Sing composed by Gary Barlow and performed by The Military Wives Choir. Performing with the Wives at the Queens Jubilee celebration concert made this a special end to a great project.


Gareth’s next TV project, Sing While You Work, saw Gareth infiltrate the work place to get four large UK companies singing as choirs, this first aired on BBC2 in September 2012. Due to its success a second bigger series aired November 2013.

To date these astoundingly successful series have won two successive BAFTA awards and two RTS awards.

Early in 2013 Gareth began a UK-wide hunt with Decca Records to find the country's most talented young singers to form a new youth choir. This culminated in Gareth Malone’s Voices, released 18th November 2013. It sees Gareth return with his most personal album yet, embodying his vision of the future of choral music.

Next year Gareth will be working his magic in the states on the USA Network with It Takes a Choir. Based on The Choir, broadcast in the UK, he will be uniting an unexpected mix of characters through the spellbinding power of music.

Gareth studied singing as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music with Janice Chapman and Jonathan Papp. His first book Music for the People: A Journey through the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Classical Music (Collins) was published in April 2011, and Choir: Gareth Malone (Collins) was published in September 2012.
Gareth Malone OBE is a choirmaster and broadcaster who first appeared on TV in the three-part BBC documentary series The Choir in 2006. The series saw Gareth take on the challenge of bringing music into the lives of students who had never sung before and ultimately taking them to compete in the World Choir Games in China. 


Following on from the success of series two, The Choir: Boys Don’t Sing, Gareth's third series The Choir: Unsung Town saw him attempt to unite the community of South Oxhey near Watford as a choir. After the warm reception and loyal following The Choir programming received, Gareth’s next project took him to Glyndebourne in a hunt for fresh talent to perform in the new opera, Knight Crew, and on to explore how boys are educated in Gareth Malone's Extraordinary School For Boys and building children’s confidence in The Big Performance.


The fourth series of The Choir aired in November 2011. In his most emotional challenge to date, The Choir: Military Wives, saw Gareth give a voice to the wives and girlfriends left behind at the Chivenor and Plymouth barracks when troops were deployed to Afghanistan. The hit single from the series, Wherever You Are, was a resounding success, making Christmas number one in 2011, and the choir's album, In My Dreams, went to number one in March 2012. A second album, Stronger Together, was released in November 2012. Also this year Gareth released the official Jubilee song Sing composed by Gary Barlow and performed by The Military Wives Choir. Performing with the Wives at the Queens Jubilee celebration concert made this a special end to a great project.


Gareth’s next TV project, Sing While You Work, saw Gareth infiltrate the work place to get four large UK companies singing as choirs, this first aired on BBC2 in September 2012. Due to its success a second bigger series aired November 2013.

To date these astoundingly successful series have won two successive BAFTA awards and two RTS awards.

Early in 2013 Gareth began a UK-wide hunt with Decca Records to find the country's most talented young singers to form a new youth choir. This culminated in Gareth Malone’s Voices, released 18th November 2013. It sees Gareth return with his most personal album yet, embodying his vision of the future of choral music.

2014 sees Gareth working his magic in the states on the USA Network with It Takes a Choir. Based on The Choir, broadcast in the UK, he will be uniting an unexpected mix of characters through the spellbinding power of music.


Gareth studied singing as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music with Janice Chapman and Jonathan Papp. His first book Music for the People: A Journey through the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Classical Music (Collins) was published in April 2011, and Choir: Gareth Malone (Collins) was published in September 2012.

CV

Television
Presenter
The Choir: Sing While You Work (series II) 8 x 60
Nov 2013 to present
Twenty Twenty Television for BBC2
Producer Rachel Morgan
Director Peter Coventry
Starring Gareth Malone

Gareth Malone returns to get the nation singing in perfect harmony once again.

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The Choir: Sing While You Work 6 x 60'
Sep 2012
Twenty Twenty Television for BBC2
Producer Pete Cooksley
Director Pete Cooksley
Starring Gareth Malone & Ralph Laurila

Hit series. Gareth Malone gets people singing; this time in the workplace.

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The Choir: Military Wives 3 x 60'
Nov 2011
Twenty Twenty Television for BBC2
Producer Stephen Finnigan
Starring Gareth Malone

Documentary series following Gareth Malone as he forms a choir of miliarty wives.

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The Big Performance, series 2 12 x 30'
Sep 2011
Twenty Twenty Television for BBC1
Producer Susannah Farrow
Director Susannah Farrow
Starring Gareth Malone

Documentary following Gareth Malone as he brings shy children out of their shells to perform on Children in Need.

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Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne 3 x 60'
2010
Twenty Twenty Television for BBC2
Producer Cesca Eaton
Director Cesca Eaton
Starring Gareth Malone

Documentary following Gareth Malone as he aids the Glyndebourne Opera House hunt for new young talent for their latest opera.

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Gareth Malone's Extraordinary School for Boys 3 x 60'
2010
Twenty Twenty Television for BBC2
Producer Dollan Cannell
Starring Gareth Malone & Jonny Zucker

Documentary following Gareth Malone as he brings risk, competition and adventure back into the classroom to re-engage boys with learning

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Shanties and Sea Songs with Gareth Malone 1 x 60'
2010
Twenty Twenty Television for BBC4
Producer Rob McCabe
Director Rob McCabe
Starring Gareth Malone

Documentary following Gareth Malone as he tours the British coastline to discover the unique history of shanties and sea songs.

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Sports Relief 2010 1 x 390'
2010
BBC Television for BBC1
Producer Martin Dance & Clyde Holcroft
Starring James Corden, Fearne Cotton, Richard Hammond, Gareth Malone & Claudia Winkleman

 
The Big Performance 12 x 30'
2010
Twenty Twenty Television for CBBC
Producer Nicola Lloyd
Director Nicola Lloyd
Starring Melanie Chisholm, Camilla Dallerup, Craig David & Gareth Malone

Documentary following Gareth Malone as he brings ten shy children out of their shells to perform onstage at The Proms.

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How A Choir Works 1 x 60'
2009
Twenty Twenty Television for BBC4
Producer Rob McCabe
Director Rob McCabe
Starring Gareth Malone

Well received documentary exploring the styles and techniques that create a choir.

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The Choir III: Unsung Town 4 x 60'
2009
Twenty Twenty Television for BBC2
Producer Dollan Cannell
Director Harry Beney
Starring Gareth Malone

Third series of the hit reality series following Gareth Malone united the community of South Oxhey through singing.

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The Choir II: Boys Don't Sing 4 x 60'
2008
Twenty Twenty Television for BBC2
Producer Claire Whalley
Director Harry Beney & Rob McCabe
Starring Helen Collins, Paul Craven, Ludo Graham, Gareth Malone & Michael Morrey

Series two of the hit reality shows. Gareth fights to dispel the myth that 'boys don't sing'.

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The Choir 4 x 60'
2007
Twenty Twenty Television for BBC2
Producer Dollan Cannell
Director Dollan Cannell
Starring Gareth Malone

Critically acclaimed reality series following Gareth Malone as he transforms youngsters with no singing experience into an accomplished choir.

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Panellist
Never Mind the Buzzcocks: Series 23, Episode 13 13 x 30'
2009
TalkBack Thames for BBC2
Producer Stu Mather
Director Ian Lorimer
Starring Noel Fielding, Phil Jupitus, Gareth Malone, Andy Serkis & David Walliams

 
Radio
Presenter
Saturday Classics 4 x 120' Sep 2011
BBC Radio for BBC Radio 3
 
Starring Gareth Malone

Radio promgramme exploring Gareth Malone's musical youth.

 
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Why Do We Sing? 1 x 30' 2008
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Emma Kinsley
Starring Gareth Malone

Musical radio show. Gareth Malone explores how we have developed the capacity to sing.

 
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Guest
Private Passions 1 x 60' 2010
BBC Radio for BBC Radio 3
 
Producer Sarah Cropper
Starring Michael Berkeley & Gareth Malone

 
Books
Choir

Choir
Sep 2012

Other
Creator
Gareth Malone's Voices Nov 2013 to present

Gareth Malone returns with his most personal album yet, embodying his vision of the future of choral music.