What do the children get?
Ultimately, the chance to sing in one of the biggest and most remarkable buildling in the world. Through weekly workshops across a ten-twelve week period, children will learn between ten and twelve songs by memory. This equates to one new song in each session.
Singing is proven to help people boost their concentration and enhance levels of mental well-being. We have seen first-hand how many pupils who take part in our weekly workshops show increased focus in their work across other subjects.
The end of the term sees all our schools brought together to perform in one of the biggest and most iconic cathedrals in the world - Liverpool Cathedral. They sing to the accompaniment of a live band or orchestral ensemble and often alongside star soloists and dancers. Being able to hear their voices echo around our amazing acoustic as they perform is simply an experience they will not forget.
How does the programme work?
One of our professional music staff will begin running workshops in your school ten weeks prior to the performance. Workshops last 30 to 40 minutes. They'll do a vocal warm-up, teach some vocal technique and then got on to learning the music. On performance days, schools arrive at the Cathedral for 3pm to rehease with up to 250 other children and instrumentalists. The concert starts at between 6.30 and 7pm and last one hour.
First term free
Each school coming to the Singing Programme for the first time receives one term free of charge. Schools then choose to buy into our services on a project-by-project basis.