Using music to bring people together and build self-confidence for those in difficult situations, Gareth Malone has won the British nation's heart with his dedication to making a positive change to people's lives through building choirs.
Gareth Malone OBE, has built and led choirs across the country and fronted the hugely popular BAFTA winning TV series, The Choir.
Building confidence and self belief through music, Gareth has helped shape the lives of those who have taken part in his many campaigns.
Self-described as an "animateur, presenter and populariser of choral singing", Gareth was appointed OBE in the 2012 Birthday Honours, for his services to music
Background and career
The choir saw Gareth take on the challenge of bringing music into the lives of students who had never sung before and ultimately taking them to compete in the World Choir Games in China.
Further series of the Choir follwed, with Gareth using music to change the lives of those in difficult circumstances.
He next took to Glyndebourne in a hunt for fresh talent to perform in the opera Knight Crew, and went on to explore how boys are educated in Gareth Malone's Extraordinary School For Boys which was followed by a programme aiming to build children’s confidence, The Big Performance.
The Choir: Military Wives, followed Gareth as he gave a voice to the wives and girlfriends of the Chivenor and Plymouth barracks when troops were deployed to Afghanistan. The hit single from the series, 'Wherever You Are', was Christmas number one in 2011, and the choir's album 'In My Dreams' reached number one in 2012.
Gareth then went on to get involved in both The Big Performance for CBBC and appeared wit the Milatary Wives Choir for the BBC Proms.
More recently, Gareth faced his biggest challenge yet in Gareth's Invictus Choir. Taking a group of injured veterans to perform at the second Invictus Games in Florida. His ability to translate the experiences of these ex-service personnel into a heartfelt and powerful performance at the games is what makes Gareth Malone a true professional not only as a choir-master, but as someone who understands how to build and nurture a team.
Gareth studied singing as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music. His first book Music for the People: A Journey through the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Classical Music was published in 2011, and in 2012 Gareth played at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert alongside Gary Barlow.
Using his musical success, Gareth is highly skilled at team-building exercises which utilise his outgoing, warm and generous approach to music. He is also the ideal host for corporate entertainment in the form of workshops, keynote speeches or staff bonding exercises.
Gareth Malone builds choirs across the country and most famously fronted the hugely popular BAFTA winning TV series, The Choir.
- TV/Radio presenter
- Teambuilding - Gareth can put together a choir too!