To mark the 10th anniversary of The Choir, Gareth Malone tracks down members from all his choirs across the decade for one huge reunion party.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Gareth Malone's Great Choir Reunion - Methodist College Belfast - Netflix
Methodist College Belfast (MCB), locally known as Methody, is a Northern Irish coeducational voluntary grammar school in Belfast, located at the foot of the Malone Road. It was founded in 1865 by the Methodist Church in Ireland and is one of eight Northern Irish schools represented on the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. It is also a member of the Independent Schools Council and the Governing Bodies Association. In the 2018 The Sunday Times Parent Power Best UK Schools Guide, which ranks schools based on GCSE and GCE Advanced Level examination results, truancy rates and pupil destinations, the college was placed in the top 100 in the United Kingdom and the top 10 in Northern Ireland. The school has won both the Ulster Schools Cup and the Medallion Shield 35 times, which is a record. The school choirs have won Songs of Praise Choir of the Year, Sainsbury's Choir of the Year and RTÉ All-Island School Choir of the Year. The Chapel Choir has performed in Westminster Abbey and the Carnegie Hall as well as during Queen Elizabeth II's visit to the Republic of Ireland. Past pupils of the school are known as Collegians and the school has a past pupil organisation in the form of 'Old Collegians - The MCB Former Pupil Association', which has branches across the world, including London, Hong Kong and Canada. The school has links with Belfast Harlequins, the successor of the former sports club for staff and past pupils, Collegians.
Gareth Malone's Great Choir Reunion - Preparatory Departments - Netflix
Methody has two fee-paying preparatory schools, Downey House and Fullerton House, each with 280 pupils, aged 5 – 11. Their fees for the 2017/2018 year were £4,730. There is a pre-school on the site of Downey House catering for children aged 3 and 4.
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