TLC has announced a new documementary series TRIAL BY CHOIR that attempts to turn a diverse group of Boston Teenagers into a Choral Ensemble.
Jerome Kyles quieted naysayers to realize his dream of becoming a musician and a vocal instructor at the esteemed Berklee College of Music. Now, Jerome has taken on the task of mentoring 24 Boston teens with a passion for music - but varying levels of talent - and turning them into a traditional choral group.
Youth counselor Kate Benjamin works side-by-side with Jerome to provide emotional support to these teens - and her motives for mentoring hit close to home. Kate grew up on the same tough streets that many of these teens did, and now, she′s on a mission to help save these teens from a life that nearly killed her.
TRIAL BY CHOIR follows Jerome and Kate as they strive to make a difference in the lives of these teens. As individuals, they must learn to make the most of their natural voices - and, together, they must learn how to sing as one chorus. Given a common passion and something to prove to themselves and their communities, can these teens work hard and pull together as one chorus?
TRIAL BY CHOIR, a six part documentary series, premieres on TLC Sunday, November 26 at 10:00 pm EST.