SING up! Song sheets at the ready, choir master Gareth Malone is bringing his 2023 tour, Sing-Along-A-Gareth-Two, to the Grand Opera House, York, on Bonfire Night.
Tickets for his November 5 concert and further Yorkshire dates at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall on November 6 and Sheffield City Hall on November 19 go on sale tomorrow (24/3/2023) at 10am at garethmalone.com; York, atgtickets.com/york; Leeds, 0113 243 0808 or leedsheritagetheatres.com; Sheffield, 0114 256 5593 or sheffieldcityhall.co.uk.
Malone, his band and singers will be on the road with his uplifting, joyous new show from November 2 to December 11.
“Following the barnstorming, whirlwind success of Sing-Along-A-Gareth in 2022, I‘m back, new and improved, with Sing-Along-A-Gareth-Two! Featuring a whole new list of classic tunes for you and your friends to sing your hearts out to. I’ll be up and down the nation warming your larynxes in a feel-good evening of fun that will leave you with a song in your heart.”
Playing piano, guitar and bass, Londoner Malone, 47, will “create songs on the spot and help the audience to write their own songs too, discovering hidden talents along the way, in a feel-good evening of upbeat fun tracks we all know and love, which everyone can easily sing along to”.
The song list will be available to download in advance for those wanting to practise. Whether you are coming with a choir, friends or solo, all are welcome to join Malone in this celebration of community and song.
Audiences will “get to enjoy a whole evening of new classic songs that Gareth will select to raise the roof of every theatre. Prepare your vocal cords for a night of pure joy that will uplift your spirits and bring everyone together through the power of song”.
Advance notice: Gareth Malone is assembling a new setlist for his 2023 tour. Songs may include:
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
We Are The Champions – Queen
Losing My Religion – R.E.M.
Superstar – Jamelia
Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
Take On Me – a-ha
Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival/Tina Turner
You Got A Friend – Carole King
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Plus a few surprises, including a unique medley of party songs created by Malone.
Gareth Malone: The back story
EDUCATERD at Bournemoth School, the University of East Anglia, Norwich, and Royal College of Music, London.
Malone’s achievements as choir master, presenter and populariser of choral music include three number one singles, two BAFTA awards and countless television shows over the past 15 years, such as The Choir and The Choir: Military Wives.
He was the pioneer of Great British Home Chorus, wherein thousands of people across the country sang with Malone from their kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms during the pandemic lockdowns.