The first time I saw Gareth Malone on television I was completely blown away. He has inspired so many people to come together and sing. And for several years he has done it in front of television cameras.
When I saw that he had also published a book on the experience, I knew I had to read it.
Choir: Tears, Triumphs and Transformations by Gareth Malone
Here is a passage that sums up one of the reasons I have been so impressed with what he has been able to accomplish.
“In all my TV shows I’ve been sent into new and unfamiliar settings to create something from nothing. This requires me to pick up on the mood of the situation and run with it.”
He just has a way of energizing any group and creating a great community of singers.
I don’t know much about vocal music. But what he says in this next passage can apply to all music conductors, band leaders, and choirmasters.