Watch a sneak peek of the series premiere of BBC AmericaÃ¢â¬â¢s THE CHOIR titled Ã¢â¬ÅNorthholt High SchoolÃ¢â¬Â which airs on Wednesday July 7, 2010 at 10pm.
Episode Synopsis: Choirmaster Gareth Malone is a man on a mission. He believes Britain's schools are bursting with untapped singing talent and he's determined to prove it - by starting a competitive choir from scratch in a school that's never had one before. But there's a twist. He wants to get them good enough to compete in the choir Olympics - The World Choir Games in China - by the end of the school year. Gareth's choice of school is Northolt High, an everyday school, and the auditions are an exhausting affair. From wannabe R&B divas to timid eleven-year-olds singing nursery rhymes, Gareth sees one hundred and sixty kids from which he needs thirty. There are some real gems, including fifteen year old Chelsea Campbell. But it soon becomes apparent behind the slick voice is a dubious school record. She's being transferred to another school because of behavior issues. For the lucky few there are ecstatic scenes when they are given the news they've made it through auditions. But then the real work begins. The group has just four weeks to produce singing good enough to qualify for China. Gareth battles poor attendance, lack of commitment and some terrible singing by the boys in his bid to realise his dream. Has he bitten off more than he can chew?