Blackburn Sings Christmas with Gareth Malone

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“A sumptuous feast of spirit and sentimentality.” The Telegraph

In this seasonal special, choirmaster Gareth Malone heads to Blackburn – one of the areas of the country hardest hit by Covid-19 – to create a concert that celebrates the work of NHS staff and the community spirit of the town.

In the Royal Blackburn Hospital, and the surrounding town, Gareth comes across a wealth of amateur musical talent. Working with them to devise and rehearse musical performances that reflect their experiences over the last year, he uncovers a range of moving stories about how the town has pulled together through the pandemic.

The final concert will be an emotional thank you to the local hospital, an uplifting celebration of community, and a chance to bring some festive joy to the nation.

1 Hour for BBC TWO

Filmed, Produced and Directed by Harry Beney
Producer: Lindsey Hammond
Edit Producer: Hannah Horan
Shooting Assistant Producer: Becky Southworth
Editors: Duncan O’Neill & Michael Benjafield
Production Manager: Tejumade Oluokun
Junior Production Manager: Abigail Moore
Executive Producers: Neil Crombie & Joe Evans

 

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