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Bootcamp, Royal Holloway Style: Gareth Malone's 'The Choir' comes to campus

Posted on 30/11/2016
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The Choir at Royal Holloway

Gareth Malone's The Choir: Best in Britain has reached its semi-final, and for this week's competition they came to film at Royal Holloway.

Earlier this year we played host to the four choirs competing for spots in next week's final. Living, practicing, and performing on campus, Mums from Durham, E.A.G.A., Semi-Toned, and The Bulmershe Ensemble, spent a week on campus honing their singing skills before hitting the stage in the Windsor Building to perform in front of a packed-out auditorium.

"It's an amazingly imposing building to come into," said Gareth Malone about Founder's, "It's the kind of place that makes you think, 'ooh, I need to do a really good job!'"

You can catch up with the latest episode of The Choir: Best in Britain on BBC iPlayer.

Choirs at Holloway

Royal Holloway is home to lots of musical talent all year around. You can find out more about our a cappella singers, opera performers, musical theatre group, and show choir on the Students' Union website, or you can tune in to community radio station Insanity to listen to everything from chart and chat to show tunes.

Royal Holloway is also home to the world-renowned Chapel Choir, one of the best mixed-voice collegiate choirs in the world. They perform every Wednesday during term-time in the Chapel for Midweek Music, or in concerts internationally throughout the year. Visit our events pages to see when the choir will next be performing. 

Royal Holloway is in the top five universities and colleges in the UK to study music. You can find out more about our courses in the Department of Music by visiting their website.


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