Sunday, July 4, 2010

Giving Voice to the Young and the Reluctant // 'The Choir' Reality Series Comes to BBC America

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THE ingredients add up to a certified hit: An earnest, young teacher intent on building the choir of his dreams. Ragtag high schoolers wrestling with adolescent angst. Feuding faculty members. Bullies who think singing is for losers. Success. Failure. And, oh, those showstopping tunes.

No, not that series.

Before “Glee” made Americans want to tap into their inner Broadway baby, there was “The Choir,” a feel-good BBC reality series about the singer and conductor Gareth Malone and his quest to bring choral music to the unlikeliest of schools. A success in Britain since 2006, the show will make its debut in this country on BBC America on Wednesday night at 10.

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