Gareth Malone O.B.E.
Gareth studied both drama at the University of East Anglia and singing at the Royal Academy of Music with Janice Chapman and Jonathan Papp. Gareth now combines a busy singing career with his education work. He was the Edward Heath Assistant Animateur to the London Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery programme for two years and now runs their two choirs, the Community Choir and Youth Choir.
Recent highlights of his career include a family concert for City of London Sinfonia, Choir Master for New London Children’s Choir for Mahler 8 under Daniele Gatti (RPO), working as assistant conductor, preparing a chorus of professional music theatre singers for Marin Alsop on Bernstein’s Mass (LSO), singing the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion at Bristol Cathedral, singing under the composer in Karl Jenkin’s The Armed Man (BBC Concert Orchestra), performing a new work as part of the Peter Maxwell-Davis Festival for the Royal Academy of Music and the South Bank Centre, Britten’s Serenade for Tenor Horn and Strings and Discover Schumann (LSO Discovery Lunchtime concerts), The Wigmore Hall Lieder Project 2005 and LSO Youth Choir with the LSO and Dave Brubeck at Christmas 2005.
In January 2011, Gareth filmed the fourth series of The Choir with the Military Wives. They since went on to have a no.1 single and album and in June 2012 Gareth was awarded the O.B.E. by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. He also worked with Gary Barlow and Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber on the Diamond Jubilee single simply entitled, Sing.
His 5th series of The Choir was entitled: Sing While You Work. In it, his mission was to get some of the country’s busiest workplaces singing.
He still continues to work for many of the major companies in the country including the Royal Opera House, the Philharmonia, English National Opera Baylis programme, Glyndebourne, and of course the South Oxhey Choirs.