Gareth Malone unveils new choir to reinvent choral music
The television choirmaster's new recruits will sing "Guillotine" by Death Grips and other unconventional arrangements
Adam Sherwin is Media Correspondent at The Independent and an award-winning writer who specialises in covering the entertainment, broadcasting, music and popular culture industries. Previously Media writer and diarist at The Times, he was a co-founder of the Beehive City media and entertainment website. As regular contributor to BBC London 94.9 Radio station, he was named Music Business writer of the year at the awards of influential music industry site Record of the Day in 2006.
Wednesday 04 September 2013
Gareth Malone has unveiled the new choir, hand-picked after a nationwide talent search, which will accompany the television choirmaster on his latest project.
Malone has chosen 17 young singers whose task is to expand the British choral repertoire and develop “a completely new style and sound-world for choirs”.
The results, released on Malone’s new album Voices, includes a choral interpretation of "Guillotine" by Death Grips, a US experimental punk-rap group.
The record features Malone’s arrangements of modern classics by artists including Fleet Foxes and Alicia Keys.
The new choir assembled by Malone, who topped the charts with the Military Wives, the group formed from the partners of serving military personnel in Afghanistan, features singers gathered from across the UK, aged 18 to 26.
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