Gareth Malone (OBE) has changed the face of choirs through his popular television series, sell-out concert tours and charity singles.
First appearing on British television screens on The Choir in 2006, Gareth embarked on the ultimate challenge–, taking students who had no prior singing experience to China to compete in the World Choir Games.
With the show’s success, Gareth introduced a new version of the show - The Choir: Military Wives. The programmed documented Gareth’s emotional journey as he formed a choir of existing wives and girlfriends whose partner’s had been deployed to Afghanistan. With their song, wherever you will go, the Military Wives achieved the number one position the Christmas singles chart show. Gareth also achieved the second number one single for his BBC Children in Need song in 2014 with the All-Star Choir.
In 2013, Gareth embarked on a UK-wide hunt with Decca Records to uncover the country's most talented young singers to form a new youth choir and in 2015, he reunited many of his choir members to form the Gareth Malone's Great Choir Reunion (BBC2).
Most recently, Gareth formed the Invictus Choir – a group consisting of ex-military personnel. Together they performed the song Flesh and Blood at the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida.
Since The Choir first aired, Gareth has also made three series of The Big Performance for CBBC, a talent show set to help boost the confidence of young artists. He has also made two series of Sing While You Work for BBC2 with Gareth encouraging large UK companies to start singing.
Gareth is an associate of the Royal Academy of Music and was awarded with an honorary doctorate from the University of East Anglia and Freedom of the City of London in 2010. In 2012, he was made an OBE for his services to music.
Gareth has hosted live choral shows in 2014, 2015 and 2017 with Fane Productions.