songs for every occasion

Choirmaster Gareth Malone has done wonders for the profile of singing in Britain.

The latest series of his tv show, ‘The Choir,’ with a group of military wives may even generate a Number 1 Christmas single in the UK in ‘Wherever You Are.’

Gareth Malone – official website

So when he enthuses about the benefits of singing, it’s interesting to know about specific songs that mean a great deal to him.

He picked out these two in a recent interview.

A Shropshire Lad – ‘Is My Team Ploughing?’


Dance To Your Daddy – Nancy Kerr and James Fagan


With a week to go to Christmas, the festive music-making season is well underway, so I’ll try and bring you a flavour of my own choral endeavours in posts this week.

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