The Choir

Dear reader, I have a problem. 

I want to love the new series of The Choir, but I can’t see beyond the formulaic editing of the programme. It frustrates me because as a choir director and arranger, I want to sing the praises of a show that highlights why singing in a choir matters, but instead I feel like a scathing critic knocking down my own craft...

When Gareth Malone first appeared on the BBC I was a number one fan and have remained a dedicated viewer throughout The Choir’s various manifestations, but this second ‘go’ at workplace choirs seems overdone as a TV format and all too predictable as a result. 

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