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Severn Trent worker hopes to hit right notes in BBC final
7:10am Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
A Severn Trent worker from Kidderminster will be singing her heart out in the final of Gareth Malone’s BBC2 show Sing While You Work tonight.
Jean Harrison, a commercial waste technical specialist, was chosen as one of 30 people to compete in Severn Trent ’s choir in the show.
The choir made it through semi-finals along with Lewisham NHS Trust and the Royal Mail last Thursday.
Mrs Harrison, 53, said: “It’s been a chance of a lifetime. Getting through to the final was a really proud moment. It’s been a lot of hard work but also a lot of fun.”
The Severn Trent choir, which brought together workers from Leicestershire to Shropshire and from all levels of the business, performed If My Friends Could See Me Now from the musical Sweet Charity in the semi-finals.
More than 200 workers auditioned for a place in the choir.
Mrs Harrison, who has worked for Severn Trent for 32 years, said: “I’ve got to meet 29 people who I wouldn’t normally bump in to within the company.
“Out of the blue it was announced that Gareth Malone was looking to form a choir. I filled it the application form and hoped for an audition. I’ve followed all his programmes. I was just excited I was going to meet Gareth.
“He’s brilliant. He’s just exactly as you see him on the TV.”
The best workplace choir will be named on The Choir: Sing While You Work on BBC2 this evening.