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Sainsbury's to be featured in second series of ‘The Choir: Sing While You Work’

Sainsbury’s is to feature in the second series of BBC Two’s The Choir: Sing While You Work.


Sainsbury's to be featured in second series of ‘The Choir: Sing While You Work’

Sainsbury’s is to feature in the second series of BBC Two’s The Choir: Sing While You Work.

The eight part series will see five organisations put through their choral paces by choirmaster Gareth Malone in an effort to be named the best workplace choir.

The 22-strong Sainsbury’s choir includes staff, team leaders and the store manager from Low Hall store near Walthamstow, as well as a lorry driver from Waltham Point depot and cheese and wine buyers from the Store Support Centre. 

Other organisations featured in series two include Birmingham City Council, P&O Ferries, Citi and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service. 

Judges this year will include composer to the royal family Paul Mealor, world class soprano Sarah Fox and awarding winning gospel conductor Ken Burton. 

Commenting on the new series Malone said: ''It's been amazing to return to Britain's workplaces for a second series of The Choir: Sing While You Work. I've pushed the choirs even harder this year and the musical standard has been even higher, with some truly outstanding performances.''

In the first five episodes, the series follow the choirs through their auditions and rehearsals to their first judged performance in front of hundreds of their work colleagues and bosses. The last three episodes will comprise the quarter-final where the choirs sing classical for the first time, the semi-final, where gospel and soul provide a new challenge for the remaining four choirs’ and the grand final, where the last three choirs sing for the trophy.

The episode about how Malone brought the Sainsbury’s choir together is due to air on Monday 18 November.

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