Gareth Malone is to release album ‘A Great British Christmas’
The Nation’s favorite Choirmaster Gareth Malone is to release album ‘A Great British Christmas’ this December on Decca Records.
Scouring the UK’s local communities for musicians over the next three weeks – Gareth Malone is embarking on a journey to unite the country through music. Stopping in Cornwall to record the Perranarworthal Handbell Ringers, Hornsey Girls School Steel Pans Band in London and the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, West Yorkshire – Malone is going all out for his first Christmas album.
“I’m delighted to be bringing together musicians from all over the country for this new recording project, which offers a fresh take on traditional festive tunes and celebrates the unique sound of a British Christmas”.
The album will also feature contributions from stars like Ricky Wilson on the track ‘Paradise Street’ and Fyfe Dangerfield on ‘Silent Night’ with Gareth himself performing a solo ‘Only You’ with his voice stacked up to form a choir!
With music from Frozen, traditional Christmas songs in new arrangements and new composition ‘A Child is Born’ – which a young Gareth wrote while he was at school – the album promises to be something new for Christmas.
A Great British Christmas will be released on 2nd December 2016