Early in 2013, Gareth began a UK-wide hunt with Decca Records to find the country’s most talented young singers to form a new youth choir. This culminated in Gareth Malone’s Voices, released in 2013, embodying his vision of the future of choral music.
Gareth has had three number one records in the UK with the Military Wives Choir and the Gareth Malone All Star Choir for Children in Need. His 2014 series The Big Performance won the Royal Television Society award for best children’s television and Gareth Goes to Glyndebourne won an International Emmy in 2011.
Gareth and Voices 2015 tour followed an acclaimed 14-date UK tour earlier that year. He embarked on yet another UK Tour in Winter 2017 and due to its success, more venues and dates were added to 2018.
In celebration of World Music Day 2018, Gareth presented the All-Star Music Quiz for BBC, testing the musical skills and knowledge of an A-List panel.
2019 saw him release his third album Music for Healing ; championing the restorative power of music. It features solo piano, choir and strings, with each piece named after a different month of the year, reflecting the role that the year’s natural rhythms play in the stages of healing.
Other TV series include The Naked Choir; Invictus Games (BBC2); Pitch Battle for (BBC1); Sea Shanties and Sea Songs (BBC4).
During 2018 and 2019, Gareth applied his signature optimism to start various choirs with Kensington Aldridge Academy (The Choir: Our School by the Tower), Watford’s General Hospital (Gareth Malone’s Christmas Concert ) and Aylesbury Prison (The Choir: Aylesbury Prison ). All three documentaries were aired on BBC2.
The Choir: Singing For Britain, released during the world’s pandemic, saw Gareth using the best of what technology has to offer to create an online facsimile of the choir-singing experience. He spent lockdown inspiring people to sing along from their sitting rooms via his online home chorus sessions and a hand-picked few were given a moment in the spotlight. The programme was shortlisted for a Broadcast Award in 2021.
Gareth has been musical consultant on the crowd-pleasing comedy film Military Wives, as well as remotely recording a choir, engineering and editing the music for computer animated comedy Boss Baby 2.