Articles, Press, etc

Articles

Howard Goodall on Enchanted Carols

I am sure I am not alone in thinking of the twenty or so best-known Christmas carols as the perfect embodiment of the spirit and message of the festival, more so than all the other trappings of the season, adorable as they are – the trees, the baubles, the reindeer and that off-duty fireman/Rotary Club

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Eternal Light Promotional Shot

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Scoring the dance of death

You would expect to see a requiem performed by a choir and orchestra. But a dance company? Howard Goodall explains how Eternal Light took flight.

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Howard speaking at Music Learning Live 2008

Speeches

National Singing Ambassador's Keynote Speech, 31 Jan 2008

[NB Howard doesn’t write his speeches down, nor does he deliver them from a prepared script or even notes, he has a very conversational & informal way of speaking in public, so this has been put together from a sound recording of (nearly) all the talk. So if it doesn’t read like Dickens, that’s why!]

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Interviews

Interview with Kathryn Knight

How would you describe Howard Goodall? ‘Composer of TV theme tunes to Vicar of Dibley/Blackadder/Red Dwarf’; ‘choral composer’; ‘Channel 4 presenter and writer of various music series ( How music works/Big bangs );’ ‘BBC TV presenter for Choir of the Year;’ ‘Compere of the School Proms’…the list goes on! His energy, passion and commitment to

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Howard Goodall, Alan Johnson and some primary pupils at State of Play 2007

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National Singing Ambassador Update February 2007

Since the Secretary of State’s announcement of my appointment as ‘Singing Ambassador’ I have been inundated with messages of support, offers of help, examples of best practice and general enthusiasm for our campaign, which has been incredibly gratifying. To all of you who have written to me – thank you! Not surprisingly, many have asked

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Interview with Rowan Pierce for the November 2009 Music for Youth Schools' Prom programme

RP – You have had a really varied and successful career as a musician, composer and broadcaster and seem to have been able to bridge the gap between classical and popular music with ease. Do you think your ability to adapt and embrace a wide range of musical styles has had a significant impact on

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The Hired Man

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Reviews of The Hired Man

This page contains reviews of many of the productions of The Hired Man:

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Planting the seeds of song

There is an ethnic group of tribes who live on the Hunan-Guizhou-Guangxi region borders in China called the Dong. They are many fascinating aspects of their culture, like the fact that their indigenous language was only written down for the first time in 1949 after the Maoist Revolution, or that they have constructed huge ‘drum

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Speeches

An introduction to the Teachers' TV series - 'Take 10 Weeks - Singing School'

Below is a transcription of Howard’s introduction to a Teachers’ TV series, Take 10 Weeks – Singing School filmed in early 2007, following the Voices Foundation embedding an all-school singing programme into a Cambridgeshire primary school: Singing in schools, after suffering a period of relative decline, is finally back on the agenda, with a vengeance.

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How Music Works promotional picture

Review

Reviews of The How Music Works Series

When it was first broadcast, How Music Works, received a number of reviews inculding in The Observer and The Time, The Independent and Time Out.  Below are a transcriptions of a number of them:

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