Gareth Malone


tvGareth Malone first took his work as an inspirational choirmaster onto television screens in December 2006 when he presented the three-part documentary series The Choir on BBC Two. 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 with the very best in the World Choir Games in China.

The astounding success of the first series (including an award from Bafta) led to the commission of a second series, The Choir II: Boys Don't Sing, which was aired in 2008 and has been praised by politicians, television critics and everyone in between, resulting in a second Bafta and RTS awards. Gareth's third series in 2009, The Choir III: Unsung Town, saw him attempting to unite the community of South Oxhey near Watford by setting up a choir.

Gareth's latest projects have taken him on a tour of Britain's coastline discovering the songs of the sea, onto the stage at Glyndebourne with a youth opera recruited from scratch, and on a quest to engage 11-year-old boys with education.