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 which faded away in the 1980's. Going in, Gareth realizes the enormous challenge he is facing. To achieve his goal, he believes the most amenable students will be the ten in the existing music program. He finds that even they are apprehensive. In roaming around the school, he finds no boys, beyond a clique of schoolyard rappers (who both Gareth and boys themselves don't see what they do as singing), who would ... Written by
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Music & lyrics by Frank Loesser See more