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Thread #123643 Message #2725198
Posted By: George Papavgeris
16-Sep-09 - 10:56 PM
Thread Name: The choir - Gareth Malone
Subject: RE: The choir - Gareth Malone
The memories came flooding back - I too sang Carmina Burana with my school choir, back when... We were blessed with a great music master and choir conductor. But Gareth is in a class of his own, what a bloke, what energy, enthusiasm and understanding of people and what makes them tick! My favourite bit was in fact Massey's Boys; to see such rough hewn pieces of rock shine like diamonds brought tears to my eyes.
And did you notice Malcolm Hobbs front row in the audience at St Albans Cathedral?
What happens when he goes? At the very least he has given hundreds of people a time that will be one of the highlights of their lives. And some will no doubt carry on, and some may achieve greater things. All of them achieved a higher level of self confidence. You can't belittle it - he changed lives.
Can't wait for the next instalment.