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Gareth Malone to form Taliban Choir

‘Everyone thinks that the situation in Afghanistan is hopeless, but we should try harnessing the healing power of group singing, and selling lots of albums.’

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Posted: Oct 2nd, 2012
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Joy as ‘Footballers Wives’ go to Christmas No.1

It has been described as the ultimate feel-good story, an anthem sung by a choir made up entirely of the wives of Britain’s heroic footballers, and it has now taken the coveted Christmas Number One spot. The story has even make an unlikely star of lead singer Cheryl Cole, wife of the Chelsea left back, who has hitherto led a quiet life of shopping, gyrating in her underwear and talking unintelligibly about cosmetics.

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Posted: Dec 20th, 2011
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News series of ‘The Choir’ to come from private choristers school

'Why not just get people who can actually sing?' The BBC docu-series ‘The Choir’ in which choirmaster Gareth Malone takes a group of deprived and alienated teenagers and turns them into a choir is to focus in future on privileged, musically-gifted children who are already at a choristers school.

The new series will see Gareth Malone attempting to assemble a choir from a group of classically trained young singers who have already performed at cathedrals and festivals, and who will not be embarrassed or over-awed by the scale of the task ahead of them.

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Posted: Aug 31st, 2009
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