Gareth arrives at Northolt High School to begin the choir development process. Despite the school having no choral music tradition, he receives 161 applicants - 117 girls and 44 boys - from the approximately 1,300 member student body. He needs not only to find the 30 best singers, but sufficient numbers for each of the four parts, which becomes an issue especially for the bass clef voices as few of those boys applying have had their voice change. During the audition process, he discovers that many have beautiful voices, but at this stage of their vocal history are purely trying to mimic popular music singers and their songs, especially in the R&B genre. Before he announces the 30, he must check the status of a few which may dismiss them from the choir. After announcing the 30 members, who collectively are now called the Phoenix Choir, Gareth has a deadline in four week's time (seven rehearsals): record a submission CD to the World Choir Games selection committee. He has to get the ... Written by
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Featured in The Choir: Episode #1.2
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free
Written by Billy Taylor
and Dick Dallas
Performed by the Phoenix Choir See more