Lonely at Christmas? Meet the Street suggests a bit of choir-singing can help blow away those lonesome blues
Looking at the UK’s growing problem of loneliness, it sets out to convince people that they can reconnect through music.
“I want to inspire the nation to hold a hand, hug someone and talk about their lives,” Mark told TV Times.
“There’s a feeling of simple joy that comes from singing with other people. It’s not competitive, it’s a shared goal, it’s a release.
“We come out of the womb crying because it’s a release – it’s within us, it’s not learnt.
It’s the same with singing.”
With that as his philosophy, the charismatic choral director sets out to try and get those feeling particularly isolated to join four mini choirs.
And he gets them all to come together to take part in a festive grand finale performance on Friday.
As Mark puts it: “See how better your life can be when you embrace it!”