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1 Feb. 2008
Episode #1.1
Choirmaster Gareth Malone wants to re-instill the love of public singing back into teen-aged boys, who have reached a stage in their life where it is not seen as being fashionable. Starting in April 2007, Gareth conducts a nine-month experiment at Lancaster Boys School in Leicester: have a 100-strong boys choir sing credibly by the end of the project. There is a strong academic and sports program at Lancaster, but only a fledgling music program in which there is no singing at all. He learns that there once was a thriving music program at the school which included a choir, but ...
8 Feb. 2008
Episode #1.2
Close to 200 boys signed up for the choir, but only half show up for the initial rehearsal. Still, Gareth is buoyed by the turnout. The challenges Gareth now faces are dealing with a mixture of boys whose voices have not yet changed and those whose voices have changed, and bringing those two aspects together into one cohesive choir. He is most concerned about keeping the younger boys, who he fears will be ridiculed for sounding like girls. As weeks pass, Gareth has another challenge of maintaining energy level and concentration amongst the boys, who are not used to ...
15 Feb. 2008
Episode #1.3
Because of the success of the choir's performance at the Summer Show, Gareth feels the boys need another goal to improve. His choice of performance venue is the Music for Youth prom held every November at Royal Albert Hall, the prom which showcases the best of youth music in Britain. The issues are that the deadline has already past for application to perform, and it is a by invitation only event. Gareth appeals to the prom's executive, who allow the choir to audition. Although the non-audition Lancaster School choir is not up to the standards of the other musical ...
22 Feb. 2008
Episode #1.4
After having passed the audition for the choir to perform at the Music for Youth event at the Royal Albert Hall, Gareth wants to inspire the boys and takes them to listen to and rehearse with Cambridge University's King's College Choir, arguably one of the best and oldest boy's choirs in all of England. Gareth also has some decisions to make, namely what to perform at the Royal Albert Hall. To show the diversity of the choir, he decides on one classical piece - "Ombra Mai Fu", their audition piece - and one popular piece, "Stand By Me", in which he intends on ...


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