Wednesday Must Watch: THE CHOIR on BBC America

If there’s one thing you must do tonight, it’s to check out the series premiere of BBC America’s THE CHOIR.  From every review I’ve seen, people are falling madly in love with this show, and for good reason – it’s a smart idea, a great concept, and from what I can tell, some great personalities to relate to!

The official description reads:

Choirmaster Gareth Malone attempts to create choirs in the most unlikely settings. In the two-time BAFTA award-winning series, The Choir, Gareth sets his sights first on Northolt High School–a school with no music program, then on Lancaster School–an all boys school where sports dominates the landscape and lastly on South Oxhey–a blue collar community.

Gareth’s belief that people should have access to sing beautiful music drives his fearless passion to unite people in song. He feels a choir allows people to come together and express themselves as a community which can be a deeply personal and touching human experience. But as he finds out, getting people together to form a choir is no small feat. He first has to overcome perceptions that being in a choir and singing is both uncool and embarrassing.

Gareth’s tireless pursuits to recruit members coupled with his ability to make singing fun for EVERYONE–sets off an emotional journey of shocks and surprises, challenges and rewards with heartwarming results.

Follow the jump for a video preview and some inside looks at THE CHOIR, premiering tonight at 10/9c on BBC America.