BBC6 Music's 'Tash' Invents New Music Genre - 'Hardchoral'

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Natasha Desborough -- 'Tash' -- has scoured the UK searching for the best kids choral version of a 6Music song, and she's about to unleash the results on an unsuspecting nation. Is the UK ready for 'This is Hardchoral?'

Natasha Desborough and her BBC 6 Music team will have their hands full on Saturday 28th April with a studio full of kids vying for the big prize in the culmination of 'This is Hardchoral', the Weekend Breakfast Show's search to find the best kid's choral version of a 6Music song.

The competition -- 'This is Hardchoral' -- asked music teachers across the UK: 'Are you the Master of an alternative choir? Are your kids in the coolest school choir around? AND, Do they prefer singing Maximo Park to Mozart?'

Alternative choirmaster, Natasha says; 'We wanted parents to encourage their kids, we wanted music teachers to jump on board - it's a great way of making music accessible to kids who are probably more interested in singing Maximo Park than Mozart.' The competition was open to Kids across the UK.'

The idea for the competition was sparked by a spine tingling choral version of The Kaiser Chief's 'I predict a riot', which has been given a new treatment by a Warrington choir: 'The Cheshire Chord Company'. The song was taken to the choir meet by the mother of one of the Kaiser Chief's roadies.

The competition has received diverse entries from across the Country from kids keen to show their rock choral pedigree. Entries included a fantastic choral version of Gnarls Barklay's 'Crazy', a tear-jerking junior school version of Julian Lennon's 'Saltwater', (Don't fear)The Reaper' Blue Oyster Cult and a slew of Beatles numbers.

The Weekend Breakfast Show are hoping to find a 'new genre' and do for this decade's music what Hans Fenger did in the 1970s with The Langley Schools Music Project from British Columbia, who performed their favourite 60s and 70s hits in choral style. The resulting album 'Innocence And Despair' by the Langley Schools Music Project is a cult classic.

Every weekend 'Tash' wakes her listeners with a mixed grill of a breakfast, piling the plate high with comedy, great music and features including 'Emo corner', 'Mortasha Queen of Darkness' a debate over rock star hair do's: 'Mullet Over' and fantastic music.

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