Friday, 14 November 2008

BBC Children In Need Day


Nine days ago I was asked by BBC Radio Scotland's MacAuley and Co. show presented by radio and T.V. personality Fred MacAuley, to help some of the shows co-presenters and producers form themselves into a choir, as they wanted to learn to sing live on the MacAuley and Co show for the BBC Children In need charity day on 14th November 2008.

None of the presenters were in any way shape or form singers and so the challenge was set and they began their singing lessons.

My job as The Singing Tutor, was to teach them to sing, in tune, in time, in unison and in harmony with only seven hours of rehearsal time.

I have to give these guys credit, they worked exceptionaly hard and with a great determination to succeed.

Last night they sang for the first time ever, live in Buchanan street, Glasgow accompanied by the children in need mascot Pudsy the bear and managed to collect £123.00 to add to the many thousands still to be donated by various other events throughout the BBC network.

Today they closed the special children in need edition of the MacAuley and Co show with the song which we had been rehearsing (Lean On Me) and the choir really stepped things up a gear and sounded fantastic.

They were a credit to themselves, to the show and to me. They were a joy to work with and I can't thank this group enough for their dedication.

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