Highly respected broadcaster and educational campaigner, Howard Goodall is a multi-award winning composer, having won at the Emmy’s, Brit’s and BAFTA’s for his music. Throughout his career, he has composed choral music, stage musicals and scores for film and television.
His composing credits include the television themes from Blackadder, The Vicar of Dibley and Mr Bean to musical theatre; The Hired Man and Girlfriends. Howard composed the score and some of the lyrics for Love Story, a musical based on the late Erich Segal’s 1969 novella, which completed 32 sold-out performances at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. He was also commissioned to compose a piece to mark numerous national ceremonies and memorials. He also composed A Song of Hope for the National Holocaust Memorial Event in London’s Guildhall in January 2010.
Howard presented Channel 4’s the award-winning programmes, Howard Goodall’s Organ Works, Howard Goodall’s Choir Works, Howard Goodall’s Big Bangs, Howard Goodall’s 20th Century Composers, Howard Goodall’s Great Dates, and How Music Works. He has also hosted on BBC Radio 2 and is currently Classic FM's Composer-in-Residence and presents Howard Goodall’s Saturday Concert for the station.
Howard is passionate about enhancing musical education in schools and in January 2007 he was appointed as England’s first ever ‘Ambassador’ to lead a National Campaign for Singing.
A witty and engaging speaker, Howard covers an array of subjects from the themes of his TV series to musical education and musical theatre. He is available for live appearances and hosting for a variety of private and corporate events.