Howard Goodall

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Howard Goodall is an EMMY, BRIT and BAFTA award-winning composer of choral music, stage musicals, film and TV scores, a highly respected broadcaster and an energetic campaigner for music education.

Howard is a witty and engaging speaker on a range of subjects covering the themes of his TV series, music education and on musical theatre. He is available for live appearances and hosting for a variety of private and corporate events.

His passion for music in education is well documented and he does much to support music-making in schools both publicly and personally. In January 2007 he was appointed as England’s first ever ‘Ambassador’ to lead a National Campaign for Singing.

Howard’s composing credits range from TV themes such as Blackadder, Vicar of Dibley and Mr Bean to musical theatre, including The Hired Man and Girlfriends to numerous choral and classical pieces. Putting his academic pedigree and communication skills to good use he has presented several ground-breaking, award-winning series for Channel 4, namely Howard Goodall’s Organ Works, Howard Goodall’s Choir Works, Howard Goodall’s Big Bangs, Howard Goodall’s 20th Century Composers, Howard Goodall’s Great Dates, and How Music Works.

His music has been commissioned to mark numerous national ceremonies and memorials, most recently, A Song of Hope for the National Holocaust Memorial Event in London’s Guildhall in January 2010.

Howard composed the score and some of the lyrics for Love Story, a musical based on the late Erich Segal’s 1969 novella, which completed 32 performances at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. Virtually all 32 performances were sold out and there was a standing ovation at most too.

Howard previously had a regular series on BBC Radio 2, and now as Classic FM’s Composer-in-Residence, he hosts Howard Goodall’s Saturday Concert from 7 – 10pm on Classic FM.

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