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Review: Gareth Malone (Obelisk Arena)

Gareth Malone Presents: Voices and the Latitude Choir

Review: Gareth Malone (Obelisk Arena)

Gareth Malone

James Gilmore

W!ZARD News Author

For Latitude Festival, Gareth Malone has put together an interesting package. Merging his professional choir 'Voices' with another choir he's called 'The Latitude Choir' - yes, that's a choir consisting of random attendees of Latitude Festival who auditioned over the internet to take part.

On a stage which has been home to the likes of Lianne La Havas and Alt-J over the weekend, it did feel slightly odd seeing it play home to a choir - but, at the same time, the spectacular felt quite at home, considering the 'hipster' vibe of Latitude.

Had it been unsaid, the fact that 'The Latitude Choir' featured in the set would not have been noticed - it is evident how much hard work was put into their appearance, with every member of the special choir sounding as if they had been in the business for many years, including Louisa - a 15 year old who closed the set with a solo in Wake Me Up, Gareth Malone's hit which became Christmas Number 1 in 2014.

The whole audience felt the same emotions whilst the set was going on - with covers of James Blake, Ed Sheeran and Florence + The Machine sending shivers down everybody's spine. A truly sensational performance.

Gareth stuck to his duties as choir master during the set, apart from when playing on guitar or when he was on the piano for his "favourite Disney song", You've Got A Friend In Me from Toy Story.

'The Latitude Choir' was a stunt expertly pulled off, we can't wait to see what else Gareth Malone has up his sleeve in the near future.

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