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Filton Royal Mail staff star in BBC choir contest

Posted on Thursday 27th September 2012 at 6:47 pm by SH (Editor)

Workers from the Royal Mail's Bristol Mail Centre star in the BBC's "The Choir".

Workers from the Royal Mail’s Bristol Mail Centre in Filton are to feature in tonight’s episode of the BBC’s ‘The Choir: Sing While You Work‘.

Travelling across the country, choirmaster Gareth Malone sets out to create four unique choirs in four very different organisations which will then sing head to head in a contest to find his best workplace choir.

His last project, where he put together a choir of military wives from two army bases in Devon while their husbands were deployed to Afghanistan, scored a Christmas number one.

In tonight’s episode, he searches for hidden singing talent among managers and delivery workers, and initially encounters a mixed response to his ideas – but the novice choristers start to bond as rehearsals get under way, and Gareth discovers a strong sense of pride among them.

Asked to choose a song that represents “what you do and who you are”, members of the choir jokingly suggest “return to sender” and “who let the dogs out?”.

The programme goes out in BBC tonight (Thursday 27th September) at 9pm. Click the image above to see a preview clip.

The Royal Mail Choir’s 30 members were personally selected by Gareth from around 500 postal workers who auditioned for the programme.

Logistics director Tim Barber, who sang in the bass section of the Royal Mail Choir, said Gareth was “inspiring” and “very people oriented”, with “huge interest in the Royal Mail as an organisation”.

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