The Choir: Unsung Town

Breath of fresh air for South Oxhey Choir

Watford Observer: Music director Simon Wookey has been working on some exciting new arrangements for the Palace Theatre concert

4:52pm Thursday 19th July 2012

After playing at the seaside recently the South Oxhey Choir is ready to entertain Watford Palace audiences with its exciting new repertoire

South Oxhey Choir is back on TV

Watford Observer: Mark Brunette at Abbey Road

1:23pm Friday 18th November 2011

The South Oxhey Choir returns to our TV screens and will soon be performing a Christmas concert. Melanie Dakin catches up with a few members

Sing-along with the South Oxhey Community Choir

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12:53pm Friday 18th March 2011

As if appearing on the BBC wasn’t enough, the South Oxhey Choir is now performing at The Roundhouse in Camden. New musical director Simon Wookey says his singers are more than up to the challenge, writes Melanie Dakin

South Oxhey Choirs at Central Hall, Westminster

2:46pm Tuesday 14th December 2010

Review: the South Oxhey Community Choir and the South Oxhey Youth Choir sang a diverse programme of music at the Central Hall...

South Oxhey Choir to become registered charity

Watford Observer: The choir was made famous in a BBC television documentary featuring Gareth Malone

1:51pm Thursday 29th July 2010

The South Oxhey Choir is looking for trustees as it will soon be given charity status.

Awards for South Oxhey Community Choir and Gareth Malone

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4:51pm Monday 29th March 2010

Gareth Malone and his choir win at the Broadcasting Press Guild Television and Radio Awards and the choirmaster is honoured at the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Awards, writes Melanie Dakin

South Oxhey Choir in fine shape for anniversary concert at Watford Colosseum

Watford Observer: Gareth makes sure The South Oxhey Choir are in fine shape for their Colosseum concert

12:22pm Friday 11th December 2009

One year on, the South Oxhey Community Choir is hosting a sell-out concert. Melanie Dakin catches up with them at rehearsal at Oxhey Wood School

Choir celebrates a job well done

12:59pm Friday 25th September 2009

AS the credits rolled on the last episode of The Choir: Unsung Town on Tuesday evening, a packed auditorium in Oxhey Wood School burst into applause.

South Oxhey's got talent!

12:15pm Wednesday 23rd September 2009

All sorts of talents and treasures are emerging from South Oxhey it seems, as Gareth Malone’s The Choir – Unsung Town series has been revealing on BBC Two. Choir member and South Oxhey resident, Vee Smith, is among them.

Choir toasts lasting legacy at mass screening

Watford Observer: Gareth Malone takes the South Oxhey Community Choir to Abbey Road Studios

11:23am Wednesday 23rd September 2009

SOUTH OXHEY: Cast and crew of the BBC’s hit television show The Choir: Unsung Town gathered in a South Oxhey school hall last night to watch the last episode in the series and toast its remarkable effect on the community.

The South Oxhey Community Choir: Last episode on BBC2 tonight

Watford Observer: Gareth Malone takes the South Oxhey Community Choir to Abbey Road Studios

12:33pm Tuesday 22nd September 2009

Tune into BBC Two at 9pm tonight for the final episode of The Choir Unsung Town.

A choir is born in South Oxhey

Watford Observer: Ashleigh Orsmond, Clifford Edwards, Dean Bridges, Carly Harvey, Matty Leonard, Kitty Lee, Fred Polley, Maggie Forman and Lorraine Orsmond with Gareth Malone centre	PICTURE ©: BBC/Twenty Twenty TV/Rolf Marriott

10:23am Wednesday 16th September 2009

Week three of The Choir Unsung Town was a vast improvement on the previous week’s rather downbeat episode, which despite recording the success of the children’s choir and the adult group’s first public concert at Watford Colosseum, did little to make the South Oxhey community feel good about the attitudes of those in the surrounding towns.

I'm singing The Choir's praises

10:10am Friday 11th September 2009

Of all the reality programmes that fill the television schedules, displacing drama from our screens, there is one that even I, an actor who might be expected to whinge about reality shows, cannot fault.

Colosseum set for transformation

Watford Observer: An artist's impression of what Watford Colosseum's could look like, subject to planning permission and approval from English Heritage.

11:26am Thursday 10th September 2009

WATFORD: Watford Colosseum is to be transformed into a state-of-the-art entertainment venue, after councillors backed plans for a spectacular glass-fronted redevelopment.

Tune in to BBC Two to see how The South Oxhey Community Choir gets on at Watford Colosseum

Watford Observer: Gareth Malone and his choir head for Watford Colosseum

10:34am Tuesday 8th September 2009

In episode two of The Choir Unsung Town, the adult choir faces its first concert audience, choirmaster Gareth Malone has his sights set on forming a youth group and finds a likely star at South Oxhey's special needs school, Colnbrook, writes Melanie Dakin

The South Oxhey Community Choir celebrates as the first show airs

Watford Observer: Meet the South Oxhey Community Choir

3:32pm Wednesday 2nd September 2009

In the pubs of Watford and South Oxhey, members of the South Oxhey Community Choir met to share the first episode of The Choir: Unsung Town and were very impressed with what they saw. Melanie Dakin reports

South Oxhey in the spotlight as The Choir Unsung Town airs on BBC Two

Watford Observer: Ashleigh Orsmond, Clifford Edwards, Dean Bridges, Carly Harvey, Matty Leonard, Kitty Lee, Fred Polley, Maggie Forman and Lorraine Orsmond with Gareth Malone centre	PICTURE ©: BBC/Twenty Twenty TV/Rolf Marriott

11:28am Tuesday 1st September 2009

Gareth Malone's latest project for The Choir has been building a community choir from scratch. South Oxhey residents and choir members tell Melanie Dakin how they got on

Choir's legacy to continue

Watford Observer: The Choir and Gareth

12:30pm Wednesday 26th August 2009

SOUTH OXHEY: The South Oxhey Community Choir has promised to carry on singing – long after it makes its television debut on Tuesday evening.

South Oxhey united by community festival

Watford Observer: Fun in the fairground.

8:51pm Monday 4th May 2009

SOUTH OXHEY: Thousands of people braved rain and wind today to celebrate everything positive about South Oxhey with bands, dancing and a uniting performance by the area's newly created community choir.

Move over Glasto - we're off to the South Oxhey Festival

Watford Observer: Move over Glasto - we're off to the South Oxhey Festival

4:33pm Thursday 30th April 2009

Award-winning star of TV series The Choir Gareth Malone talks to Melanie Dakin about coaching Britain’s largest community choir for the Soxfest

BBC Choirmaster comes back to Enfield for free singing lesson

Watford Observer: Gareth Malone conducting the Children's International Voices of Enfield in February

3:59pm Wednesday 29th April 2009

A SINGING teacher who was featured in two Bafta-winning BBC TV series will be giving all young singers in Enfield the chance of a free singing lesson.

The South Oxhey Community Choir record The Beatles at Abbey Road

Watford Observer: Choirmaster Gareth Malone

12:09pm Friday 24th April 2009

The third series of award winning TV show The Choir will focus on the development of The South Oxhey Community Choir. The group has recently recorded Beatles track In My Life in preparation for the forthcoming South Oxhey Festival. Melanie Dakin reports




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